Exposition of the museum covers history of one of the largest and oldest machine building companies in Russia
Museum is the part of machine building company - Izhorskiye Zavody, JSC. The history of the company dates back to the beginning of XVIII century.
Izhorskiye Zavody or Izhora Plants is a Russian machine building joint stock company. It operates a major manufacturing plant in Kolpino, Saint Petersburg. Peter I ordered the factory be built in 1722 to supply the Russian fleet. The factory was named after the nearby Izhora River and in 1908 was still making parts for the Russian Navy when it was awarded an official flag.
The company is primarily a heavy industry factory. It specializes in engineering, production, sales and maintenance of equipment and machines for the nuclear power, oil and gas, and mining industries, and in production of special steels and equipment for other industries. Production includes metal tanks, boilers, pressure vessels of nuclear reactors, and devices for distillation, filtering or purification of liquids and gases. It has produced the reactor vessels for the first Russian floating nuclear power station Akademik Lomonosov
The Museum exposition tells about Saw Mills on Izhora river, about production departments of the plant in 19-20th centuries, about the history and people of Kolpino, about the assistance of town inhabitants in the battle of Leningrad during the World War II. The Museum contains photographs, documents, personal things, domestic articles, product samples, mocks-up and models.