In 1945, the Pacific Fleet Command together with the Primorsky Regional Committee made a decision to create a museum dedicated to the glorious battle record of the Pacific Navy. Lieutenant-colonel B.A. Sushkov took an especial initiative in museum׳s creation taking the lead in the gathering of the museum׳s collections and exhibited objects. The showpieces from Kamchatka, Kuril and Komandorskie islands, and Port-Arthur׳s Russian Museum were brought to museum with his direct leadership. Another part of the exhibited items was passed by the other museums and organizations of the country.
The museum received its first visitors on 9th of May 1950 in anniversary of the Great Victory. It was with good reason that B.A. Sushkov had become the first chief of the museum.
The museum was located on the premises of the Lutheran Church before 1997, but after 1997 exposition moved to the ancient house, built in 1902, locating on Svetlanskaya str. 65. The building itself is a Vladivostok׳s historical sightseeing. Unmarried and family officers of the Siberian Naval Crew used to live here earlier.
The Military and History Museum of the Pacific Fleet was shut for restoration and exposition׳s expanding not long after removal. The opening of the renewal museum took place on 9th of May 2005.
Over 40 thousands of exhibits are kept in the 11 specially allotted halls which are located on two levels. Unique exhibits tell the history of the Pacific Fleet׳s formation and development from the Peter the Great times to nowadays.
Armaments, uniforms, medical instruments that were used during the Russo-Japanese War, collection of the model ships, artist P.P. Kuyantsev׳s marine water colours and many other items are exposed in the museum.
Since 1958 the patrol boat «Krasny Vympel», holding the order of the Red Banner, Guard submarine S-56 since 1975, and the Voroshilovskaya Battery on the Russky Island since 1997 have been the branches of the Military and History Museum of the Pacific Fleet.
|Address:||Primorsky Krai, Vladivostok, Svetlanskaya St. 65|