The Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet, Mykolayiv

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The Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet, the only Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet in Ukraine, is situated in Mykolaiv, also known as Nikolayev, Ukraine.History of the museumAncient House, where museum is situated, is a monument of history and architecture of the late 18th – early 19th century. Built in the style of the ancient Russian classicism, it served as chancery and premises of the main commanders of the Black Sea Fleet during 1794–1900. In due time such admirals as M. S. Mordvinov, I. De Traverse, A. S. Greig, M. P. Lazarev, G. I. Butakov, M. A. Arcas lived and worked here.ExhibitionsThe museum exhibition is located in twelve rooms and numbers nearly 3,000 exhibits. Exhibits in the first hall depicts antiquity and time of the Kievan Rus, describes the beginning of navigation through the Dnipro and Southern Bug rivers, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. There are pictures of ancient Greek ships, illustrations of a deserved painter V. Bahtov to the "Histories" of Herodotus, archeological finds of antique Olbia, fragments of stony anchors. Exhibits which are devoted to the fleet history of Zaporizhian Cossacks, their heroic combat for the access to the Black Sea rouse a great interest.
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  • I was given a tour of the University by friends and faculty. Was given the grand tour and really enjoyed myself. Was impressed with the knowledge of the nice young lady that was the curator, luckily I...  more »
  • Great museum as for Ukraine. Liked it very much. This museum of Shipbuilding at least not worse than other Ukrainian museum of fleet in Sebastopol.  more »
  • Before coming to Nikolaev, (called Mykolayiv in Ukrainian, but they speak Russian in this area,) I knew this was the shipbuilding capital of the former USSR, this museum does a great job of going thro...  more »
  • Great museum for understanding history of the city and shipbuilding industry in southern part of Ukraine. It's not yet 100% comfortable for non-russian speakers, yet very informative museum, even in visual way only. Must-visit place when you are in Mykolaiv
  • Nice and very relaxing :-)
  • I did not expect that I like as not especially interested in fleet and shipbuilding. But the Museum has proven to be incredibly interesting with many halls, layouts and exhibits. Before visiting the costs a little bit to get acquainted with the history of Nikolaev-then will be even more exciting, you can "revive" historical events and personalities.
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  • Embarrassing to admit, but the last time was in the Museum back in school. 10 years later the Museum impressed. The only thing that is bad not only the Museum but also in all museums lack Nickolas inscriptions in English. There is only one sign that describes the room.
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  • A unique Museum. Exhibition Hall impressive number and variety of ship models from the most ancient to the most modern. A beautiful place. Large open-air Exposition. Interesting for children and adults.
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