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S-56 Submarine Museum

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Address: Korabelnaya Naberezhnaya, Vladivostok, Russia
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A time-capsule from the past!

Visiting this submarine was a pleasant surprise. The inside kept the ambience from the past. It is also very cheap to visit this museum.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Giulio B
Grenoble, France
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Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting this submarine was a pleasant surprise. The inside kept the ambience from the past. It is also very cheap to visit this museum.

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Szigliget, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During the heaviest snowstorm, we decided to visit this submarine. The ticket is not so expensive, but it's a rather small museum. We were the only ones in the submarine, so we had time to look around. If you speak some Russian, you will enjoy the first part of the museum, but it can be interesting for non-speakers, too. And... More 

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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

100 Roubles to get in, so cheap as you like. The only downside if any was there was no information in English, but then I guess it's the same as English museums not having lists of foreign languages. Anyway, it's worth a look to see just how small and cramped these people had to live with.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Actual World War II soviet submarine. After entering the submarine the first part has been turned into a museum detailing the history of the submarine. The second part of the submarine has been left as it was, fascinating to walk through and highlighting the cramped quarters the seamen had to put up with. Definitely recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

If you have ever wanted to experience claustrophobia this is the place for you. The first half if the submarine is sort of a war memorial, but the send half lets you see the complex cramped quarters of a World War II submarine. It is hard to imagine the heat, humidity and noise that sailors would have had to endure... More 

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Larisa, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We visited this S-56 with our kids. It was the first time for everyone of us to be inside a submarine! The kids loved it! At the end of the museum they sell souvenirs. We bought a military hat, but when we went out and someone approached us selling one almost the same hat at half price!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I don't think there are so many places in the world where you can visit a submarine so definitely do it once in Vladivostok

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The first third of the sub has been gutted and is a museum while the latter two thirds is preserved. This is not an accessible museum. You have to bend your way through tight corridors and small holes. But that makes the experience all the better. I'm quite glad that I went and recommend this as one of the main... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The museum is small but very interesting if you have never had imagined how the submarine looks like from the inside. I was impressed how small it is.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Somehow I'd imagined the submarine museum to be a large building housing old submarines. It isn't! It's actually a submarine which you can walk through for 100 rubles. Lots of photos of previous commanders and Stalin looking down on the living area. You have to climb through round raised entrances to the various areas so you need to be nimble.... More 

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