Updated: Jul 27, 2021
This State-owned museum is located next to Gorkovskaya Metro Station, on the southern shore of Petrogradskiy Island, just in front of Peter and Paul Fortress. In the past, it was the armory that served the fortress. Today, the museum displays Russian military equipment, like Cannons, personal arms, medals & honors of the Russian commanders, Rocket launchers, telecommunication equipment, anti-aircraft systems, and more. There is also an exhibition dedicated to Mikhail Kalashnikov – the designer of the famous AK-47 (better known as Kalashnikov).
The museum is very old-fashioned. Everything is written only in Russian with no translations. An exciting place for weapons lovers. All the others can skip it without a second thought.