Central Naval Museum in St. Petersburg

The Central Naval Museum named after Emperor Peter the Great (TsVMM) is one of the oldest museums in Russia and one of the largest maritime museums in the world, located in St. Petersburg, an object of maritime historical and cultural heritage.

The museum originates from the St. Petersburg model chamber – a repository of shipbuilding models and drawings, first mentioned in a letter from Peter I on January 13, 1709.

The modern collection of the museum has over 700,000 items, including more than 2,000 ship models.

The museum has six branches: on the cruiser “Aurora“, “Submarine D-2” Narodovolets “”, “Kronstadt Fortress” in St. Petersburg; “The Road of Life” (settlement of Lake Ladoga, Leningrad Region), Museum of the Baltic Fleet (Baltiysk), Ship of Military Glory “Mikhail Kutuzov” (Novorossiysk), Museum of the Black Sea Fleet (Sevastopol).

The collection includes more than 62,000 paintings, drawings and sculptures by such famous masters as Ivan Aivazovsky, Pyotr Klodt, Alexander Bryullov, Mark Antakolsky, Mikhail Mikeshin and other Russian and foreign artists and sculptors.

Working hours

Central building:

The museum is open to visitors from 10.00 to 18.00

Cash desk closes at 17.15. Exhibition days off – Tuesday

Branch on the cruiser “Aurora” works:

Wednesday-Sunday – from 10:00 to 18:00

Days off – Monday, Tuesday.

Branch “Submarine D-2 “Narodovolets” and branch “Ship of Military Glory” Mikhail Kutuzov “:

Monday-Sunday – from 10:00 to 18:00

Days off – no days off.

Branches “Kronstadt Fortress”, “Road of Life”, “Museum of the Baltic Fleet” and “Museum of the Black Sea Fleet”:

Wednesday-Sunday – from 10:00 to 18:00
Days off – Monday and Tuesday.

Pre-order excursions for groups – at the museum’s tour desk or by phone.

(812) 303-85-13 (except Tuesday)

The administration and research staff work from 9.30 to 18.00 (break from 13.00 to 13.30), days off – Saturday and Sunday.

How to get to?

Museum address: St. Petersburg, st. Bolshaya Morskaya, 69A / sq. Truda, d. 5
The nearest metro station “Admiralteyskaya”.

Ground transport: trolley bus No. 5, 22 bus No. 3, 22, 27 to Labor Square.

Visitor entrance from the Kryukov Canal embankment.

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