Aurora Cruiser

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197046, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Aurora Cruiser Saint Petersburg Reviews

odiseya odiseya
240 reviews
Cruiser Aurora Museum - Light Of Baltic See Feb 02, 2017
Aurora is Russian protected cruiser. Now is a famous museum ship in St. Petersburg from 1957.

She participate in battle against Japanese Navy in the Russo-Japanese War. The October Revolution in Russia start with incident on Aurora ship.

I spend some time here, on deck and inside the ship. Without tourist guide, enter to ship is free. You could visit deck and lower cabins with permanent exhibit.

For an extra fee you can tour the engine-room. If you like that ask an attendant for that service. Regular price is 300 RUB and students discount is 100 RUB. There is and additional cost of taking photos (50 RUB) and filming (100 RUB).

It was open every day (except on Monday and on Friday) from 10:30 am to 4 pm.

Note: On VT forum I got information that ship is moved for restoration. In fact, I find online that from 18th September 2014 cruiser has been moved from its location in St. Petersburg to Kronstadt for repairs.

Directions: It is located on Petrovskaya Naberezhnaya. That is opposite the Nakhimov Navy School and direct across to Winter Palace and Hermitage.
Cruiser Aurora from Nortern See
alectrevor says:
Saw this from land, but to early to go on board
Posted on: Jan 10, 2018
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odiseya odiseya
240 reviews
Aurora - inside of ship Feb 02, 2017
Aurora, the magnificent museum and historical symbol of Russian Navy daily visited by many tourists.

Inside the ship is a rich collection of documents, photos, art work, military artifact as well permanent exhibit of presentation of everyday life of mariners. So, there was a navy collectibles and others memorabilia related to Russian Navy.

It was free of charge when I visited (August 2011). I visited deck and museum-exhibition room. On official site I saw that now it have fee for entering and taking photo and video for engine-room and boiler-room.

Inside is a small gift shop.
Museum collection, main hall
tj1777 tj1777
379 reviews
Aurora revolutionary ship Jun 08, 2008
The Aurora is an old Russian cruiser which was build in 1903 to be part of the Russian Baltic fleet. But after the Russian defeat to the Japanese in 1904 it was sent to the Pacific along with a large part of the Russian Baltic fleet. The Russian lost the battle and most of the ships they had sent out to the Pacific - but the Aurora managed to escape. After this it was returned to the Baltic and worked as a training ship for cadets in the Russian navy.

During World War I it was rearmed and used as part of the Baltic fleet once again. In the end of 1916 the ship were sent to Saint Petersburg for some major repairs. This meant it was present during the revolutionary turmoil in the Saint Petersburg at that time. Shortly after the February Revolution in Russia most of the ships crew joins the Bolsheviks working for a communist revolution in Russia.

This is what makes the ship special - its crucial role during the revolution. It was one of the guns on Aurora that fired a blank shot to signal the start of the storm of the Winter Palace during the October Revolution where the Bolsheviks under Lenin took over the city. Afterwards the Aurora has been awarded several major communist orders because of its participation during the revolution.

During World War II the major armament of the ship were taken of the Aurora and used in the defence of Leningrad. The ship were sunk during the war but later repaired. From 1956 it has been a museum for everyone to go and see. The fact it is free of charge mean there will always be a lot of visitors around the ship. People of all ages will walk around the deck looking at the big guns and go down below to look at the pieces at display - unless you know Russian you will mainly just be looking since all explanatory text is only Russian - but that will make your visit a lot faster.
The Aurora
Small gun of Aurora
Bigger gun of Aurora
Side gun on Aurora
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grandmar says:
I have photos that my dad took of the Aurora c 1970.
Posted on: Feb 06, 2017
TYoungTX says:
Nice review -- and congrats on being featured today!
Posted on: Aug 28, 2008
ellekape says:
congrats ;)
now it's you and josh
Posted on: Aug 28, 2008

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