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Military Historical Artillery Museum

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Address: Aleksandrovskiy Park, 7 | metro: Gorkovskaya, St. Petersburg 197046, Russia
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+7 812 232-02-96
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 18:00

A vast collection of weapons and military objects from the Middle Ages to...

A vast collection of weapons and military objects from the Middle Ages to modern times are displayed at this museum which includes artillery and missile launchers in an open-air exhibit and a small souvenir shop.

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... Just bring a 14 year old boy with you! Seriously- my son LOVED this museum and excitedly told me what everything was. It's a real museum for boys, although I (middle age... read more

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

... Just bring a 14 year old boy with you! Seriously- my son LOVED this museum and excitedly told me what everything was. It's a real museum for boys, although I (middle age female) enjoyed it as well. Cannons, tanks, the biggest missile (from 1955) you will ever see and much much more. If you have preteen/teen boys, this museum... More 

Thank Bonnie151
Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The dozens of cannons, tanks, rocket launchers etc. on the courtyard can be accessed for free. Inside the building, the exhibition is very retro and reflects both the might and shabbiness of the Russian/Soviet army. If you like military museums, you can spend here a lot of time. If you understand Russian, you will be even able to understand something.... More 

Thank kukikcz
Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

A very military and arsenal type of museum, tanks, machine guns, helicopters, Mik 19s planes, and even Soviet Missiles can be found in the museum! The courtyard is where the giant WWII Tanks are, yeah, they are very proud that the tanks saved 'em in the war

Thank Laxiaozi08200912
Chico, California
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Inexpensive to visit. It was walking distance from the subway station. Our visit lasted over three hours. There's a gift store and Café located on the inside also.

Thank Chancektm450
Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 490 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Here on Kronverksaya Embankments, just across the Hare Island with its Peter and Paul Cathedral and Fortress, stands proudly this Military Historical Artillery Museum. We saw within this red brick building, made in the shape of letter U, an impressive collection of arms and heavy artillery from the Middle Ages to the present day. There is an open-air exhibition of... More 

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must for everybody with an interest in artillery from all a ages! This large exhibition covers everything from the early age of artillery, through the war against Napoleon, to the two World Wars and the Cold War era. Many tanks and huge pieces of artillery, as well as surface to air and surface to surface missiles are... More 

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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Impressive display of decades of military activities. There are some information in English but the majority is in Russian. You have to leave your jacket in the wardrobe but it is included in the ticket price. Are you into this before you can easily spend hours here. Even if you are not, some of the parts are fascinating. Worth a... More 

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Oxenford, Australia
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is an excellent museum of the history of artillery. I have never seen so many cannons and guns under the same roof. The exhibits start in early times of sword and mace to the present day of missiles and of course the Russian AK47. There are several floors of exhibits all connected by stairs. I was disappointed there was... More 

1 Thank Derek O
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

...then this is definitely the place for you. If you don't speak Russian you won't learn much as the signs and explanations are solely in Russian. However, the arsenal of tanks, rockets, artillery and other warmachines outside the museum is enough to make it worth the visit. They are impressive just by their sheer volume and appearance and I spent... More 

1 Thank Amanda N
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

After spending a full week in St. Petersburg seeing all the museums and highlights, this was my favorite place to visit. Im a cold war child born in the 60s and seeing all this war hardware displayed to see and touch was incredible. Outside was artillery used by or to defeat or scare enemies from Napoleon till now, even full... More 

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