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“Relative to the Hermitage - overpriced, relative to the UK - pretty cheap!”

Military Historical Artillery Museum
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Half-day Private Tour of Saint-Petersburg
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One Day Private Tour: City Tour with Skip-the-Line Hermitage
Ranked #58 of 1,807 things to do in St. Petersburg
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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.
Koh Samui
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Relative to the Hermitage - overpriced, relative to the UK - pretty cheap!”
Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

If you can read Russian or already know Russian military history, or like looking at cannons, tanks, signals equipment and war pictures this place will be right up your street.

It's a museum which is heavy on written text and whilst we enjoyed it as an opportunity to test out our newly acquired Russian reading skills, if we hadn't already had a fair grasp of WW2 and Cold War history this might have been lost on us.

The tanks and other armoured vehicles outside are free to look at, and the cafe looked a) much cheaper and b) much nicer than the one we had lunch at in the Peter and Paul fortress.

It was a good way to spend a couple of hours on a very rainy day but at 300 roubles it was definitely not 75% as impressive as the Hermitage.

Visited August 2013
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Ventura, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Across from Peter and Paul Fortress”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

This place is right across the street from the Peter and Paul fortress. It's one of the coolest museums around. It was graduation day when we went so there were many people around along with a ceremony. they had fireworks going off and it made the place a little smokey but it added something to the atmosphere. It was pretty cool.

Visited July 2013
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Carpinteria, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“Stumbled Upon This Place and I Am Glad I Did!”
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Being from the states and being ex military, plus loving military history, I was so happy my wife and I walked right in front of this museum and I said "I want to go in"! They were having a graduation of some sorts, but it was no problem becuase we walked in and enjoyed the celebration, including some fireworks. The military hardware on display is fantastic. It was nice to see the various tanks, artillery and comm trucks. We just happened to be across the street at the Peter and Paul Fortress and this place is right behind it... you can even go out the back gate and see the entance to this military museum. Don't miss this if you like military history.

Visited July 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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“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
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“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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