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Museum of the World Ocean

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Address: Emb. Petra Velikogo, 1, Kaliningrad 236006, Russia
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Phone Number: 7-4012-531744
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Museum of the World Ocean is one of the most innovative modern cultural...

Museum of the World Ocean is one of the most innovative modern cultural institutions in Russia. It is more than just a museum – it’s also a cultural centre offering opportunities to see, learn about, and listen to everything marine. We try to connect different shores, cultures and people with our permanent expositions and temporary exhibitions, innovative ideas and ecological initiatives.Our vessels: Diesel/electric Submarine "B-413", Scientific-research Vessel "Vityaz", Research vessel of the Russian Aerospace Agency "Kosmonavt Victor Patsaev", Medium Catching Trawler "SRT-129", Icebreaker "Krasin". Main building and open territory: Aquariums with dwellers of various areas of the World ocean. Congress-hall for exhibitions, conferences and presentations. Exposition "Shores of the World". The lighthouse “Sperm-whale” pavilion. Open territory with oceanological and diving equipment, archeological findings. Landscape park "The Baltic Sea".

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The tour of Patsayev somewhat misleading.

Overall, the tour of the Patsayev was fine. However, when signing up for the tour of the space communications ship Patsayev, be aware that it will show little of the ship itself... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall, the tour of the Patsayev was fine. However, when signing up for the tour of the space communications ship Patsayev, be aware that it will show little of the ship itself. The bulk of the tour is devoted to the biographies of four fabled Russian astronauts associated with Kaliningrad and to the Soviet space exploration generally. The exhibition rooms... More 

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Very nice i went into the submarine and the boat vitez. You have to pay about the things seperatl, So if you don't have time you can skip some things you not intrested.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Large open-air and inside museum area dedicated to oceanic research, ships and even a submarine also open for a visit. Everything is recently renovated and supported with interactive guides.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Nice to place to just go out for a brief walk. I personally din't enjoy the museum in itself - it has nothing special or interesting - but the site in itself is nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Nice Museum, really liked the new display "Depth" and walk through a submarine. Museum includes an aquarium and have the opportunity to visit the research vessel with a guide

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

You can buy tickets to every exhibition separately. The most interesting part was the scientific ship which holds a long exhibition about Arctic expeditions. Leaves you daydreaming of adventure in the far north! Also interesting was the fishing ship. We had a tour with a former merchant mariner ( in Russian), super interesting! The aquariums were quite small but interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

It was very interesting to walk around here and to find very famous ships - which are the part of the modern history. Unbelievable - I never new, that one of the ships was shot in the Cameron's Titanic (because world premier of Titanic was held in Kaliningrad).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Apart from historical buildings, this is probably the best place to visit in the city. We went on the submarine, "Vityaz" and "Victor Patsaev". The last one was really outstanding thanks to the guide. As far as I understand, might be a bit difficult for those who don't speak Russian, but maybe they offer something in English as well

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

On the day of my visit only one ship was open for excursion apart form the main building of the museum, though there are about 5 of them normally available. It was a space museum on board a ship, which I didn't expect, but the excursion about 4 spacemen from Kaliningrad was very informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

There are a lot of separate things you can see. We visited the submarine and the aquarium. The submarine was pretty cool to see, but it only takes something like 30 minutes. In the aquarium there were a lot of cool fishes, but their habitats could be better. The tanks should be bigger if you ask me.

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