Built in Great Britain in 1917, the icebreaker Krasin has had an eventful, but difficult career.

The Icebreaker "Krasin" is the only  museum-icebreaker in Russia. It was built in 1916-1917 after the drawings of Vice Admiral S.O.Makarov in Great Britain. Originally the icebreaker was named by ancient epic hero "Svjatogor".  

In 1927 after the death of the Soviet diplomat the icebreaker was renamed  "Krasin". The icebreaker "Krasin" participated in the rescue of the  Umberto Nobile expedition to the North Pole in 1928. During World War II 1941-1945 Krasin participated in many Russian convoys. Later it served as a floating power plant on the island of Spitsbergen. In 1990 "Krasin" made a last voyage to European ports. In 1992 it was included in the list of historical monuments of national importance and was moored on Lieutenant Schmidt  Embankment. The first exhibition was opened in 1995. In 2004 the icebreaker "Krasin" became a branch of the Museum of the World Ocean.

The Icebreaker "Krasin" is an active ship, and the equipment you see here can operate normally.

  • Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access

Due to the fact that the Krasin icebreaker is a working vessel, its ladders and platforms are not technically provided visitors in wheelchairs.

For organized groups of children and adults with limited mobility museum developed adapted sightseeing tours, concerts and meetings with interesting people.

  • Address: St. Petersburg, Leitenanta Shmidta embankment, 23 line V.O.
  • Phone Number: +7 (812) 325-35-47
  • Site: www.krassin.ru
  • Email: krassin@mail.ru
  • Working time:
    Monday - ТВ: Free
    Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00 - 18:00
    Not opened on last Wednesday of the month
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