Cruiser Avrora

  Petrogradskaya nab. ,   Petrogradsky          (+7) 812 607 49 22     more than a year ago
The famous Russian ship and symbol of the Russian Revolution. It was its salvo that gave the signal for the storming of the Winter Palace on the night of 7-8 November, 1917 bringing the Bolsheviks to power in a coup that changed world history. Aurora is also the oldest surviving ship of the Russian Navy, having fought during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905, WWI and during the Great Patriotic War her canons were used to defend Leningrad.
Now the Aurora is a branch of the Central Naval Museum at the Petrograd embankment on the Neva. The exposition of the museum ship is located throughout six rooms. There are about 300 museum objects including model ships, paintings, objects of seamanship and life at sea, documents and photographs.


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Open 11:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon, Tue.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 400 - 700Rbl.


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Lance Grundy

Definitely one of St Petersburg's must-see sights, the Cruiser Aurora is 'credited' with firing the shot that heralded the Bolshevik Revolution. To many Russians the Aurora is better known as "the world's deadliest weapon" because "with one shot it ruined the country for 75 years".Whatever your feelings about the Russian Revolution though, this ship is so historically important that you really should visit it if you're in St Petersburg.However, before visiting, you'll need to check it's still here. I read in the english language edition of Pravda that Crusier Aurora is due to be taken for a refit in August 2013 and it won't return until the 100th anniversary of the Revolution in 1917.
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