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Central Naval Museum

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Naval museum buildibg photo Central Naval Museum in Saint Petersburg is one of the oldest museums in Russia and one of the largest maritime museums in the world. Museum dedicated to the Navy history of Russia. This is one of the most famous museums of St. Petersburg. The museum save wide variety of exhibits: ship models, models of weapons and military equipment, photographs and documents, awards and personal belongings of sailors, aircraft models, battle flags and trophies captured in battles. Museum should visit for those who interested in the history of the Navy, the history of Russia, weapons and equipment.

The old, little,  experimental submarine photo Naval Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the oldest museums in Russia. The museum dates back to 1709, when by order of Peter the Great was established “model-camera” (from the Dutch model-kammer - room, pantry models), in which were stored models and drawings of warships. In 1805, a collection of models and drawings were transformed into the Maritime Museum. In 1908 the museum was named after its founder, Peter the Great. Since 1924 is used the name of the Central Naval Museum.

Originally, the museum was situated in the building of the Admiralty. It was moved to the building of the Old Stock Exchange in 1939. In 2011 the museum began moving into the building of the former barracks at “Ploschad Truda” square building 5.

Branches of Naval Museum:

  • Cruiser "Aurora".
  • Submarine D-2 "Narodovolets" (located near the exhibition center LENEXPO.
  • Museum "Kronstadt Fortress" (located in the building of the Naval Cathedral in Kronstadt).
  • Museum "Road of Life" (Leningrad region, Vsevolozhsk district, village Osinovets).

Address: St. Petersburg, “Ploschad Truda” square 5.
The nearest metro station: "Admiralteyskaya".

Peter the Great  first ship "Boat of Peter the Great" is on the photo. This boat was initiated in young Peter the Great interest in the fleet. Naval museum photo There are many models of ships on the first floor of the museum. View of the ship model from the second floor is in the photo.

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