The Cruiser Aurora (Крейсер Аврора)

The cruiser “Aurora” is the first-rate cruiser of the Baltic fleet, floated out in 1900. The name “Aurora” was given to the cruiser by edict of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia.

Cruiser Aurora at night

Technical facilities

  • length 126,8 m, width 16,8 m, draft 6,4 m;
  • 24 guns of 4 different calibers, 3 torpedo tube mounts;
  • fully loaded displacement 7130 tons;
  • armor thickness from 63,5 to 152 mm;
  • speed 19,2 knot;
  • maximum distance 4000 nautical miles;
  • the cruiser crew – 570 people, among them 20 officers.

The cruiser took part in the Russo-Japanese war, World War I, and as a part of an anti-aircraft defense in World War II. The cruiser Aurora became one of the symbols of Revolution in 1917, the assault on the Winter Palace began from a blank shot from Aurora’s gun.

The museum in the cruiser was opened in 1957. The museum exposition represents machine space and boiler room, conning tower, the ship items and documents, photographs.

In 1968 the cruiser Aurora was medaled by Order of the October Revolution, on which the cruiser Aurora is depicted itself.

Open hours and price

Wednesday – Sunday from 11 to 18 (ticket office till 17.15)

Day off – Monday, Tuesday

Ticket price 600 rubles

How to get to the Cruiser Aurora

Saint-Petersburg, Petrogradskaya Naberezhnaya, 2-4

In the Russian language – Санкт-Петербург, Петроградская набережная, 2-4

Metro station:

  • “Gor’kovskaya” (“Горьковская”) line 2 (blue) – 1,4 km walking;
  • or “Ploschad Lenina” (“Площадь Ленина”) line 1 (red) – 1,5 km walking


The Cruiser Aurora website in the Russian, and English languages

We recommend visiting nearby

Peter and Paul Fortress – 1,8 km walking

PHOTO depositphotos.com

Categories: history, museum, St.Petersburg

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