Narodovolets D-2 Submarine Museum

Narodovolets D-2 Submarine Museum, St. Petersburg

Narodovolets D-2 Submarine Museum

Narodovolets D-2 Submarine Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Kristina S
1 395 contributions
Super! Odporucam
Nov 2018 • Couples
SK:Super zazitok. Urcite odporucam. Domaci platia 300rub a turisti 500rub za vstup. Prehliadka je cca na 1hod.
EN: it was great! Tourists pay 500rub. You need about 1hour for a tour
Written 10 November 2018
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Gie K
Celestynow, Poland64 contributions
Class!
Aug 2017
nice museum, a submarine in a very good condition giving a very good view in subsea life and fight during 2nd WW, nice and helpful service staff, interesting place at Vasilieostrovskij Island, slightly far away from the Island centre (nice and log walk back)
Written 28 January 2018
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GrandDaddyDom
Tucson, AZ80 contributions
OUT OF THE WAY MUSEUM
May 2017 • Couples
The admission charge was 500 RU per person with no additional charges for using a camera. The day we were at the museum there were only a few visitors.

As a military history buff with a passion for researching submarines as a weapon of war this was a must see visit. The submarine is in excellent condition inside and outside. The seven interior compartments of the submarine are immaculate and well lit.

There was a special exhibit inside of the museum attached to the submarine. I cannot say if what we saw was a apart of the permanent collection. The special exhibit is titled "Submarines of the Baltic Fleet 1941-45". There are weapons, medals, paintings, photographs of submarines, crew members, etc throughout the small exhibit spaces in the museum.

There are several models of soviet aircraft of the 1941-45 period, many descriptions by the photos, all in Russian. There is a large collection of submarine models that trace the advancement of Russian submarine design from the early days to the present era.

Please be advised that you must make your way through seven compartment hatchways that may be a problem for elderly visitors. I was able to make it slowly through the entire submarine as a senior citizen with some mobility issues. During the trip through the submarine there are two lower exhibition areas in the bilge tanks accessible via stairs. They contained artifacts, medals and photos. The descriptions are only in Russian. The inside of every compartment is a miniature museum in its own right. You can look at the artifacts and believe you are on an operational submarine of this period. Everything seems authentic including the kitchen, medical instruments, radio room, bunk racks. I had a difficult time envisioning the 53 crew members in these small cramped spaces exercising their daily duties.

The submarine is one of the first submarines built by the Soviet Union. It was involved in the Great Patriotic War during the battle for Leningrad as part of the Baltic Fleet. The submarine was decommissioned in 1956. . On July 8, 1989 the submarine was opened as a naval and shipbuilding memorial.
Written 25 May 2017
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antonvanold
1 223 contributions
Great museum, charges extra for cameras and closes early without warning
Aug 2016 • Solo
I went to St Petersburg on a 72 hour visit without a visa with St Peterline. The submarine is a short walk north from the dock and hotel where the ferry arrived. The museum charges 350 rubles admission and 100 rubles to take pictures. I cannot profess to be a fan of museums that charge a fee for taking pictures in addition to the already levied admission price. Personally, I saw no means of enforcement. I had two large format cameras, so their was little way to hide them. At least they did not try to charge 100 rubles for each camera, which another museum did. They do have small lockers for storage of light bags at the front desk area.

Their website claims to have an average of 23,230 visitors per year. If this is the case, and they have eight employees including three curators, they should provide staffing to assure they are actually open for the duration of their listed hours. I left two hours before they were supposed to close, and the rather charmless lady from the cashier desk had left, and there was only a security guard left to unlock the door to let me out. There was a rather damp and unhappy couple outside who were not permitted to come in, and it was apparent the gentleman had gone to considerable trouble to go to visit the museum.

For fans of naval history and of submarines in particular, this is a very well preserved and nicely lit artifact. It is a lot more accessible for older visitors that most submarine museums, but one still will have to consider going through bulkhead doors to see the entire warship. There were some artifacts, medals and photos in the lower bilge areas that are worth seeing.

The museum does not get five stars owing to the fact that they will shut doors in the middle of the afternoon with no prior notice and leave visitors out in the rain who would have otherwise paid and gotten to see the submarine.
Written 19 October 2016
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lba_35
France17 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2015
The staff is very kind but they speak only russian and all information is in russian. Without your own guide, it's more difficult.
At the end of visit, you can see a small exhibition about the tragedy of kursk.
If you use subway, it's about a quarter by foot from the station.
Written 7 September 2015
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Locococomama
Evergreen, Colorado, United States1 105 contributions
Tour given to us by a man that actually commanded a similar sub in the Cold War
Jul 2015 • Family
This was a fascinating museum. We were able to use our guide to translate the submarine commander's information about the sub. Understanding how these men lived during the times these subs were used was really interesting.
Written 15 August 2015
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