Navy  Museum , Saint-Petersburg, RussiaNavy Museum , Saint-Petersburg, Russia

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    This is a quite singular museum! Only renown in St Petersburg! Nice Explo Fritz ;)
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      Nice description with many tips Fritz!
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      Yes! Would a plan be helpful to get there?
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At the eastern end of Vasilievsky island, the Strelka is the place where the Neva river is divided into two. It receives is one of the most beautiful views of St. Petersburg.

The Navy Museum is one of the largest in the world.

My experience, Explo description: 

The Museum is installed in the former stock exchange buildings. It is a building in the shape of greek temple, inspired from Paestum, near Napoli. It was built in 1810 by Thomas of Thomson. Over the colonnades, the allegory of Neptune recalls the importance of maritime trade for St. Petersburg.

The museum traces the history of the Russian and Soviet Navy. There are many (1700) models of ships, submarines and even a heavy cannon mounted on rails. Many schemes explaining battles and campaigns. Unfortunately, everything is in Russian, Cyrillic: no subtitles in English. To compensate, many paintings representing ships and sea battles.

Some consider that the most interesting piece of the Museum is Peter the Great wooden boat.

All are original and singular, but a little bit dusty.

My personal recommendations: 

Request a guide book at the entrance.

How getting there: 

Birjevaïa plochtchad. .

Very few signs... Museum admission gate is at the southeast corner, below the stairs.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and the last Thursday of the month.

Visit duration: 

1 to 2 hours.

Entry fees: 

300 rbs = €7
1/2 student fare