The history of the formation of the modern museum dates back to the Zeughaus (German: Zeughaus – weapons house), founded in St. Petersburg in 1703 by Peter I, who in 1702 issued a decree on the collection of military monuments “for memory for eternal glory”, and in 1703 gave an order to preserve for history the mortar cast in 1605 by the cannon master Andrei Chokhov and his student Pronya Fedorov and located in the Moscow Arsenal.
The exposition is located in 13 halls, placed in chronological order. To date, the museum’s collection includes over 850 thousand exhibits and covers the time from the XIV century to the present day.
After reconstruction in November 2002, over 250 examples of cannons, self-propelled artillery mounts (SAUs), missile systems and several tanks are displayed in the courtyard of the museum.
- History of artillery until the middle of the 19th century.
- History of artillery from the middle of the 19th century to 1917
- History of missile weapons
- History of the engineering troops after 1917.
- History of the engineering troops until 1917
- History of cadet education in Russia in the 18th-19th centuries.
- Signal troops during the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945)
- History of the signal troops
- Artillery during the Great Patriotic War (1941-1943)
- Artillery during the Great Patriotic War (1944-1945)
- History of artillery from 1918 to July 1941
- M. I. Kutuzov and the Patriotic War of 1812
- Kalashnikov – a weapon, a legend.
Working days: Wed-Sun 11:00–18:00.
Address: Alexander Park, 7, St. Petersburg. Gorkovskaya metro station.