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Cruiser Aurora

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Address: Petrovskaya Naberezhnaya, St. Petersburg, Russia
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10:30 - 16:00
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Tue - Thu 10:30 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Climb aboard this massive training ship which belonged to the Baltic Fleet...

Climb aboard this massive training ship which belonged to the Baltic Fleet and played a key role in the start of the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917.

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Fascinating Historic Ship but Museum of Limited Value to non-Russian Speakers

Yes it's quite a walk and yes there was a queue, even in the snow, however the half an hour wait (basically it's a one off one on policy once the ship is 'full') was enlivened by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
Polyolbion A
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This ship built in 1900 fired the blank shot at the winter palace October 25, 1917 which was a signal to attack and the fighting and overthrow of the government then began. Seventy years of Communisim darkness followed. Our Princess Cruise Ship Tour took us hare via the water canal route. The museum is open daily from 11-6PM. Not impressed.

Thank Richard S
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is one of the symbols of the October Revolution. The importance approved on the huge queue. In the interior of the ship there is an exibition about the history of the cruizer whith many photoes and flags. There also exist a diorama about the occupation of the Winter Palace.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Yes it's quite a walk and yes there was a queue, even in the snow, however the half an hour wait (basically it's a one off one on policy once the ship is 'full') was enlivened by the presence of an entertainer (ex-sailor?} on nhis accordion and watching the naval cadets struggle to keep the decks clear of snow. Once... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It was an exciting moment to walk alongside this famous battleship whose guns signalled the assault on the Romanovs Winter Palace and the start of the October 1917 Communist Revolution. Twelve years prior to that Revolution the Aurora took part in the 1905 Battle of Tsushima where the Russian fleet was destroyed by that of Japan. That battle was a... More 

Thank HACKER69
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is the ship that on November 7 1917 started the Russian revolution. It the history of an era that gave to the world the communism. It should be a stop on everyone journey to learn of what shouldn't be done to people.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Well kept cruiser for a full century. It requires knowing its role in the revolution. it stays near the navy cades nice building and opposite to the nice ballet hall of the city. It serves as a museum but I did not enter inside. The external site is quite impressing but for short stop.

Thank mendi62
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The cruiser Aurora, built in 1900, fired a blank shell on a night in October 1917 which, apparently demoralised the Winter Palace's defenders and marked the start of the October Revolution. Having received a repaint just before our visit, the ship looked magnificent. On board, there were many displays and although the majority were presented in Russian, with little translation... More 

Thank Peter C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The cruiser aurora has been recently renovated and from outside shows all its magnificence. What was disappointing was the interior of the ship itself. I was expecting to see the real interior of a war ship, to understand its operation and its control panels, I was expecting to see the crew's cabins in order to understand better their offshore life... More 

Thank Danessia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed quite big line to visit the ship, but it was worth it. The cruiser was just returned after renovation. It has quite big and interesting exposition inside of it. So you can to explore history of the cruiser and Russian navy with some interactive actions.

Thank Scorik
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The boat is almost brain new as it as been renovated in 2016. Not a lot of information in English, but enough to understand the most important historical facts. It costs 800 RUB

Thank Thomas K

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