The warship of 1900, which took part in the battle of Tsushima in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. After returning to the Baltic Sea was used as a training. In October 1917, a cannon shot fired from a cruiser signaled the assault on the Winter Palace and the start of the Bolshevik coup (October Revolution of 1917). Until 1940, the ship was used for its intended purpose, and since 1948 it left for the “eternal parking lot”, a museum exposition was placed inside.
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If you've known about the history between Russia and Thailand more than 100 years ago,
So you'd understand why I've to unavoidably visit this battleship.
Because of a good Russian Relationship which made Thailand's survival from .. Read more »slaves in France and the UK. colonization.
Not worth the visit and the expensive ticket. Most of the cruiser is closed and this is not a temporary thing. Better visit HMS Belfast in London.
We enjoyed looking around the boat,was worth a visit. You can't take a bag on it but there are lockers. If you can buy the tickets online to avoid the queue.
Our vacation in Saint Petersburg was great. I don't know how describe those beautiful, amazing historical pieces and place. Thousands of the breathtaking sceneries. We really enjoyed our visit. Use Ferry, bus or walk around to visit this beauti.. Read more »ful city with gorgeous nature.
Got tickets for 400 rur. Half of the ship areas are closed for painting. Another half have no access. You will not see engine room, boilers, holds, conning tower, etc. Everything is closed. Very poor exposition. Do not recommend.
You should do it once to see if with your own eyes, but I would not repeat the experience. Half of the upper deck was closed due to some preparations. The rest mostly contained monitors with movies.
An Amazing piece of history very well preserved! It's such a cool visit! Check the schedules as many times I went there and it was closed. Enjoy it to the MAX!
Very very cool place to visit! Great view of the river and great ship!
Very interesting museum. A lot of historical facts. Good for kids
The Aurora Cruiser is an enjoyable visit and has so much historical significance. The museum, the ship, is not large so a visit only takes 30-40 minutes, but it costs the same or close to the Hermitage which is no comparison. If coming for a short ti.. Read more »me to the city and you have limited opportunities, then photograph this impressive ship from the outside and go on to other sites. My family loved it, but we live here.
As a museum ship, the cruiser Aurora became one of the many tourist attractions of Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), and continued to be a symbol of the October Socialist Revolution and a prominent attribute of Russian history. In addition to the mus.. Read more »eum space, a part of the ship continued to house a naval crew whose duties included caring for the ship, providing security and participating in government and military ceremonies. The crew was considered to be on active duty and was subject to military training and laws.
Having long served as a museum ship, from 1984 to 1987 the cruiser was once again placed in her construction yard, the Admiralty Shipyard, for capital restoration. During the overhaul, due to deterioration, the ship's hull below the waterline was replaced with a new welded hull according to the original drawings. The cut off lower hull section was towed into the Gulf of Finland, to the unfinished base at Ruchi, and sunk near the shore. The restoration revealed that some of the ship parts, including the armour plates, were originally made in Britain.
Aurora is the oldest commissioned ship of the Russian Navy, still flying the naval ensign under which she was commissioned, but now under the care of the Central Naval Museum. She is still manned by an active service crew commanded by a Captain of the 1st Rank.
In January 2013 Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu announced plans to recommission Aurora and make her the flagship of the Russian Navy due to her historical and cultural importance. On 21 September 2014 the ship was towed to the Admiralty Shipyard in Kronstadt to be overhauled, to return in 2016. On 16 July 2016 she returned to her home harbour in Saint Petersburg.
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Historical place, but a bit boring exhibition. You need to take a guide to understand everything.
If you love history, if you love old military ships - this is what you need. Magnificent Aurora was built in the beginning of 19 century.
Kind of a must-see in St Petersburg, but that doesn't mean it's terribly exciting.
You walk on the deck and pose for a few photos, and then go downstairs into the museum bit. You won't see much/any of what the interior used to look li.. Read more »ke, as it has been gutted to make room for the exhibitions.
The Cruiser Aurora is most famous for firing the shot that signalled the storming of the Winter Palace in the October Revolution, and hence was a golden calf in Soviet times. Nowadays, the government has to tread a fine line of pleasing both the USSR-was-awesome and the Czarism-was-awesome cliques, so the exhibits are split between commemorating the role of the cruiser in the revolution, as well as its service in the Czar's navy.
Tick it off your bucketlist, and never visit again.
Unique ship with extraordinary historical relevance, very well restored. Would have been nice to have few more things in English and to open up and allow to walk around more regular areas inside and on the deck rather than just rooms set up for exhi.. Read more »bitions below deck.
John “Urby” Urbanik
Being a bit generous with a 4⭐️ rating as there is not much to read or see and what there is is only in Russian. Still a cool ship and if you’re into these things then I recommend.
Loads to do in STP but if you’re passing then go. Not ch.. Read more »eap but they do take student discount if you ask
Nice to walk around , not very interactive but gives you a little bit of insight into Russian military history. Not a lot I’m English but hey it’s Russia ! Nice place to take kids, the stairs and so on might be difficult for older or les.. Read more »s able people.
Saint Petersburg is a City full of very interesting things to see. One of the must see attractions is the Aurora battle cruiser which played an important role in the first world war and the October Revolution in 1917.
The ship is now a museum. Most o.. Read more »f the deck is accessible for visitors and in the below deck are the main museum exhibits. Definitely worth a visit!
This ship is worth to visit. Afterall it is a symbol of the revolution. It can happen, as today, that there are long queues to buy tickets. Foreigners pay more than Russians, 700 rubles instead of 400. You can't fool them as they chceck your doc.. Read more »uments if you are russian or not. Once you enter the ship ypu can visit the upper brigde where you can take photos of the city. You can also visit the under bridge where there is an exibition about the history of the ship. Unfortunately most of the descriptions are in russian, only main facts are explained in english.