Museum of Naval Academy


The exposition of the Museum reflects the history of the Academy. Many famous officers and admirals of Russian and Soviet Navy studied here

The exposition of the museum reflects the history of creation, development and functioning of the academy as a higher education and research centre of Russian Navy. The museum was founded on the 22nd of February, 1968. More than a thousand of memorial objects, personal and group photos, unique documents, concerning the life and activities of outstanding naval leaders, scientists, sea explorers, engineers, talented instructors - graduates of the Naval Academy are exhibited in the museum.

In 1827, Admiral Ivan Kruzenshtern, initiated an Officers' Class at the Naval Cadet Corps. in 1862 the Class was reorganized into an Academic Course of Maritime Science. In 1877, to mark its fiftieth anniversary, the Class was renamed the Nikolaev Maritime Academy (Nikolayevskaya Morskaya Akademiya) and was completely detached from the Naval Cadet Corps only in 1910. The Academy's last pre-revolutionary class was in 1913.

Toward the end of the Soviet era the Academy was named the A.A. Grechko Naval Academy and finally was renamed the N.G. Kuznetsov Naval Academy, after famous Russian admiral, the hero or World War II, Nicolay Kuznetzov.

Today the Classes are the only institution of their type for retraining and advancing qualifications. 40 different specialties are covered encompassing officers of the entire tactical level of the navy. The basic aspect of training is that it covers what is directly and practically required now and in the immediate future by the fleet.

Memorial room of academic Krylov is also the part of the museum. Aleksey Krylov was a Russian naval engineer, applied mathematician and memoirist. Fame came to him in the 1890s, when his pioneering theory of oscillating motions of the ship, significantly extending William Froude's rolling theory, became internationally known. This was the first comprehensive theoretical study in the field. In 1898 Krylov received a Gold Medal from the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, the first time the prize was awarded to a foreigner. He also created a theory of damping of ship rolling and pitching, and was the first to propose gyroscopic damping which now is the most common way of damping the roll.

  • Address: St. Petersburg, Ushakovskaya emb.,17/1
  • Phone Number: +7 (812) 431- 92-44
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  • Working time:
    Monday: 13:00 - 17:00
    ТВ: Free
    Wednesday: 13:00 - 17:00
    Thursday: Free
    Friday: 13:00 - 17:00
    Saturday - Sunday: Free
    Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 13:00 – 17:00 Only preodered visits!
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