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“Good reward for patient lads.”

Military Historical Artillery Museum
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Owner description: 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.
Moscow, Russia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good reward for patient lads.”
Reviewed 20 April 2013

Sometimes vacations can be hard on boys. There's a lot of museums, cathedrals, and historical significance that can be...saturating for youngsters. We try to accommodate our youngest ones by going to the zoo or aquarium on trips, but sometimes it's hard to find something that captures the imagination of young men.

Every sizable Russian city has the answer to this conundrum: A museum dedicated to the history of Russia's wars and the arms used in each. This museum is St Petersburg's. It's a truly impressive display of cannon, uniforms, radios, maps, banners, and vehicles.

Just across the street from the Peter and Paul fortress, it's very easy to visit. As noted in other reviews, there isn't a lot of foreign-language support...but the cannon and missiles sell themselves without translation.

Visited April 2013
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Stuttgart, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“This is a full army museum”
Reviewed 19 March 2013

The name is really misleading as there is a lot more here than just artillery, engineering, and communications here. The museum's collection is huge and covers a wide variety of ground forces. Any military buff who reads Russian could spend all day here. In addition to artillery, engineering, and communication, the museum excels in medieval weaponry and all things World War II. It also had an impressive exhibit (even better than the ones in the Hermitage and Peter/Paul Fortress) on the War of 1812. The only drawbacks are that it seems to be hit-and-miss on what eras and wars it covers and that non-Russian speakers won't be able to read much.

Visited March 2013
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St Petersburg Russia
Level 6 Contributor
26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Best military museum!”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

This museum is a must-spend-the-whole-day sort of place for any military history buff. It has two floors in a massive space plus a large front yard in front that is used for the display of field artillery and rocket launchers. The bottom floor is devoted to all period except WWII, or as it was called in Russia, "The Great Patriotic War" and the top floor which is only focused on WWII. Kids make good use of all the field pieces in the front yard and can be seen climbing all over them. This is the largest museum of its type in the world

Visited April 2012
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Oxford
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good for history buffs!”
Reviewed 31 October 2012

Very large museum with lots of interesting exhibits, but as other reviewers have pointed out very little in English so it was down to having to have a good look around and a lot of guesswork. There is a very small cafe.

Visited October 2012
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England
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190 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Huge range of weapons”
Reviewed 26 October 2012

An amazing collection of both ancient and fairly modern weaponary well set out in both the open air and large well lit galleries.Worth a visit when you are interested in Russia's history.

Visited October 2012
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