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S-56 Submarine Museum

Korabelnaya Naberezhnaya, Vladivostok, Russia
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Ranked #11 of 99 Attractions in Vladivostok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 168 Reviews
Type: History Museums, Ships, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Ships, Museums

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The fee is reasonable. There was supposed to be extra charge for taking photo's but she waved it. I liked seeing how they live in there, the bunks right next to the missiles! And now I can say "Yeah, I've been inside a submarine, haven't you?".

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Zaragoza, Spain
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Yes, the first part is really boring with photos, medals, uniforms and the like (and only in Russian). But when you get into the real submarine area through the hatchways... wow! The control room with the periscope, the dining-room, the bunks and even the torpedo room! For me it was the highlight of Vladivostok... even though the sub is out... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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241 reviews 241 reviews
134 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The submarine S-56 is another classical landmark of the city and a piece of Russian history. However, the visit seems strange. Half of the submarine is a museum with not much to show, some uniforms, some medals. The rest are some bunks, one opened torpedo and the launcher area. You will go out quite fast and with the feeling of... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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377 reviews 377 reviews
110 attraction reviews
411 helpful votes 411 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The sub was totally on land near the bay; I walked through the sub and found interesting information about its years of service. Displays show how crew lived and worked while under water. Interesting relic from the Cold War Era. It is obvious that the Russian sailors did not have an easy or soft life at sea.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Brilliant and amazing experience of submarine life in WW2. Set along side the harbor and close to other attractions of this truly wonderful city.

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Hong Kong, China
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

the submarine on dry land was longer than you see today it is set in lovely grounds and is great for a photo opportunity

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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The museum is ok to visit if you really like old Russian submarines. Entry fee: It only costs 100rub to enter and you have to pay to use camera (50rub) and video camera. Museum: It will take maybe 1hr max to visit. You walk through most of the submarine, the first part is just a museum with pictures in it... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Whole live sub from the 2nd WW on the coast next to the WW 2 memorial, a museum ship, a church and an Imperial Arch. Can't remember the price but don't think it was expensive. Inside the submarine you can see 3 (mostly) original rooms: the control room with a non operational periscope and whole lot of switches and levers,... More 

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Crete, Nebraska
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112 reviews 112 reviews
69 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Believe it or not, I've actually toured 3 other submarines. In this one, you actually tour half the boat (basically 3 rooms), as the other half is a museum that's mostly photos. You get to see the torpedos and the engines, but the periscope doesn't work to look through. You do get a nice photo of the sub from outside,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is a fantastic museum, a great insight into the people who served in the submarine and the actual insides of the submarine. The first half of this submarine are displays and photos but walk further towards the 2nd half and you will see the insides of a real Soviet submarine. Some people say the periscope works, but I wasn't... More 

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