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Museum of the World Ocean (Музей Мирового Океана)

The Museum of the World Ocean is a relatively young but appeal to all who is interested in the oceans and seas. The museum collection opens the world of water on all sides – from the archaeological finds from the bottom of the seas to the authentic sea vessels. The museum has an extensive natural sciences’ collection in the fields of geology and paleontology which includes samples of amber with inclusions.

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Attractions of the Museum of the World Ocean

The Main Building includes the small marine aquarium and the “Depth Exposition” which presents the submersible “Mir 1” and the largest skeleton of cachalot in Russia.

Exhibition Complex “Maritime Koenigsberg – Kaliningrad” and “Packgaus.” The territory of the Museum is the former port of Koenigsberg broken during World War II. In the renovated dock storage now there are historical exposition and the place for temporary exhibitions.

Naval Centre “Cube of the Water”

Research vessel “VITYAZ” is one of the significant objects in the Museum of the Ocean. The vessel “Mars” was designed for cargo and passengers overseas transportation in 1939 in Deutsches Reich. After World War II, the ship was under the authority of the United Kingdom less than a year and passed to the Soviet Union in 1946.

To 1949 the vessel was converted into the scientific and research vessel and acquired the new name “VITYAZ.” From 1949 to 1979 the ship set 65 sails with many discoveries in fields of geography, geology, crustal structure, biology, ecology; the depth of the Mariana Trench was measured from its deck in 1957.

Submarine “Б-413” is one of few preserved submarines of preatomic times of undersea fleet.  All construction units, machines, devices, and furnishing are original; they look the same way as it was in regular status.

Admission by guided tour only.

museum of the world oceanResearch vessel “Cosmonaut Viktor Patsayev” was a part of the Soviet Maritime Space Fleet forces. Till 1994 the vessel served the functions of monitoring and control of the satellites, information data processing and connection with cosmonauts.

Admission by guided tour only.

Fishing Boat CPT-129 is a typical medium fishing trawler constructed at the beginning of WWII in Deutsches Reich and passed as reparations to the Soviet Union in 1949. Such boats gave rise to the fishing industry in the Kaliningrad Region, and part of the exposition presents the history of the maritime fishing.

Admission by guided tour only.

Open hours and price

The outdoor territory of the Museum

Daily from 8.30 to 19

Main building

Tuesday – Sunday from 12 to 16

Day off – Monday

Ticket price 300 rubles

Research vessel “VITYAZ”

Tuesday – from 10 to 18, the upper deck is open only

Wednesday – Sunday – from 10 to 18

Day off – Monday

Ticket price 200 rubles

Research vessel “Cosmonaut Viktor Patsayev”

Wednesday – Monday from 10 to 18

Day off – Tuesday

Ticket price 200 rubles

Naval Centre “Cube of the Water”

Wednesday – Monday from 10 to 18

Day off – Tuesday

Submarine “Б-413”

Wednesday – Monday from 10 to 18

Day off – Tuesday

Ticket price 300 rubles

Fishing Boat CPT-129

Wednesday – Sunday from 12 to 16

Day off – Monday, Tuesday

Ticket price 200 rubles

How to get to the Museum of the World Ocean

Kaliningrad, Petra Velikogo Naberezhnaya, 1

In the Russian language – Калининград, набережная Петра Великого, 1

Links

Museum of the World Ocean in the Russian and English languages

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