Founded in 1709, the Central Navy Museum is one of Russia's oldest museums. Its collection dates back to the times of Peter the Great. The museum is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the historical centre of St. Petersburg – Vasilievsky Island, inside the famous building of the Stock House, which was built in the early 19th century by architect Toma de Tomon. The permanent exhibition of the museum is housed in 10 halls.
National relic – Peter the Great’s boat, named by the emperor “Grandfather of the Russian Fleet”.
Collection of arms: ancient cannons, shooting weapons, cold steel, personal arms of famous admirals and specimen of modern pistols and automatic guns.
Personal belongings of Emperors Peter I, Paul I, Empress Katherine II and other Tsars and princes. The unique collection of medals and orders, collection of banners and flags, marine uniforms, pieces of art made by jewellers, including K.Faberge, splendid collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures. Canvases by I.Aivazovsky and A.Bogolubov.
Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 – 17:00. Closed: the last Thursday of the month.