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Petrodvorets Watch Factory

Peterhof, Russia
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About Petrodvorets Watch Factory
Russia's oldest factory founded by Peter the Great 300 years ago. It is still working and it is possible to visit it. Old masters produce here watches for the Russian army and for Russian cosmonauts. Just next door of Peter the Great's Peterhof Palace. Open to visitors, 2 English speaking guides will show you around this amazing factory tour.
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If you are interested in watches or want to see what a Russian/Soviet factory looks like, book this tour, you won’t regret it. The tour gives you a unique opportunity to visit a Watch Factory and see the full watch manufacture process. You will be able to go to the division departments to see how the watches are made. The tour is fully conducted by a local knowledgeable guide.
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Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

Interesting tour of what remains of the original Raketa watch factory, including their own little museum and shop. If you are a watch enthusiast you’ll love it, and definitely something a bit different in St Petes. We went here after Peterhof - 20 mins walk...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Holiday_on_Ale
Reviewed July 26, 2019

Found this by chance, but understood I had to do it. As the tour was in English, it was just for us (the russian tours are always ~10 people +). Through our guides, we learnt about what Raketa was, is and will be, and we...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank hugoncosta
Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

This is a great opportunity for anyone to learn about Russian manufacturing history and Soviet watchmaking. Highly recommended! Our group of four people rally enjoyed it :)

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mroatman
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Very interested visit, we seen old and new watch collection (you can buy new one). People of factory do the visit in english. During visit you can see old machine to make watch and worker in activity. Difficult to find the small entry but the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jessyb38
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Great tour in their museum and as well as watch factory, you can also buy watches directly from them. Good English speaking guides and they're also nice and friendly. Highly recommended! Email them directly to book for the tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sylvia K
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Did this visit after our visit to Peterhof. My recommendation is to email first and they will send you a map. It is not easy to find, though if you follow the map precisely you will not have any problem! Do not expect a Rolex...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MikeE191
Reviewed May 5, 2018

First warning: not your typical watch museum. It might be challenging to find and the way to go there is quite "scary" as you need to pass car workshop which used to be part of the factory during prime time. Despite all the challenges, I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank tsuryadi
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

We toured the watch factory because I am a bit of a watch enthusiast and wanted to purchase a Russian watch while in Russia. I wanted the Raketa brand because I appreciate the fact that it is one of only four brands in the world...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank haydens316
Reviewed July 24, 2017

This is a very interesting watch factory. It is 300 years old. You can see how watchmakers produce all the components of watch mechanical movements. The guide speaks excellent English and is very kind. This was my best visit in Saint Petersbourg. It is really...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank David H
Reviewed June 29, 2017

this museum is very nice and the worker are kind! you can find every details of watch! (about 240 ps)

Date of experience: June 2017
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Raketawatches, Manager at Petrodvorets Watch Factory, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2017

Thank you for coming. I hope one day we will open a shop in Iran !

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