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One of my (kids' :-) favorite weaponry museums. Some of the pieces are beautiful works of art; the... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
Perilsofpalaver
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Baltimore, Maryland
Fun museum for all ages

Moscow museums could learn some things from the Tula State Museum of Weapons - not only is the... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

I am not a big fan of weapons but the museum was really interested. Exhibits were well organized and our tour guide was great

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Reviewed July 26, 2018

One of my (kids' :-) favorite weaponry museums. Some of the pieces are beautiful works of art; the layout and presentation are done almost impeccably. Lots of interesting historical info on Tula and Tula weaponry works (TOZ). If you don't have much time - opt for a smaller (but still excellent) branch of the museum located on the grounds of Tula Kremlin.

Thank Perilsofpalaver
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Moscow museums could learn some things from the Tula State Museum of Weapons - not only is the layout very well designed, but all the exhibits have information available in both Russian and English. The exhibits feature a nice diversity of old and modern weapons on display as well as more interactive features catering to younger visitors. The museum is relatively silent on the moral and human impact of the many weapons created in Tula, but that is perhaps a subject matter for a different museum.

Thank millercd
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

An extraordinary collection brilliantly set in a contemporary museum space. Solid information displays, in Russian and English. Word on the street has it the new floor with displays on weaponry since WWII is now open. Time for a return. Tula offers a second collection, largely sporting firearms, at a smaller display within the charming and well-preserved kremlin. An appealing community, the historical armoury of Russia since Peter the Great so designated this metal-working (samovar) centre around 1701. The State Museum is, however, the jewel in this crown. Enjoy!

Thank farrellgem
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

A new building with middle age and mid 20th century weapons form Russia majorly form Tula. very well placed and well explained.

Thank Karifanalfa
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Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

The Tula Arms Museum is a must place to visit while you are in Tula. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. The history of the arms factories in Tula is amazing. The gift shop is very nice and the snack bar area in great for a quick snack.

Thank ECPjr
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

This is the new building of the Weapons museum, as of today (Nov. 2017) only two storeys of the exhibition space are open to public (plans for opening 3 more in Dec. 2017). The museum is packed with information: visual, audial, interactive, touch-screen labels with info on the exhibited objects. Unfortunately videos, displayed in the little movie-corners scattered around the space are subtitled in Russian, but maybe the Audioguide could help with this.

Thank VarvaraSolomatina
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

A very interesting Museum. A lot you can learn about the history of weapons. But perhaps the strongest impression I got at the stand of toy guns. When my husband took a shot of them for ten minutes and couldn't stop. And of course another shock this weapon under a microscope. Be sure to visit this Museum. You will get a lot of positive emotions.

Thank OlgaV2927
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Reviewed May 28, 2017

As others have said this is a very nice museum with a couple floors concentrating on weapons produced in Tula (though there are weapons from other places as well). The ticket for the main museum is 350 rubles for adults (children under 16 free), but for 550 you can get a combination ticket that also gets you admission to the other museum building which is inside the Kremlin wall.

At the main building kids will enjoy the chance to try to hold a World War I rife and pistol in a fake trench. Each of the exhibits has an ipad where you can get detailed descriptions (in Russian or English) of each of the weapons. There is also play zone where for an extra fifty rubles kids can go in and use some equipment under supervision. We did not try this but it look like the children would probably need to speak Russian to participate.

At the museum inside the Kremlin walls the first floor has hunting and ceremonial weapons, many of which are elaborately decorated. The second floor has more ancient weapons from the 12-16th centuries. to get from the first floor to the second their is a stair at the back of the exhibit hall but than you need to exit the second floor from the other side, just past the door of the main exhibit hall off to the right is a small room where you can hold a rife in a mock trench, or try on a Soviet Uniform. You than exit down that staircase to the front of the museum. This museum unlike the other building has almost no English signage.

Thank Charlotte B
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

very good collection of weapons dating from 17th century and up to date, good descriptions. situated in the city centre

Thank Natalia P
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