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Cruiser “Aurora”

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DURATION: 1 h 30 min


Cruiser “Aurora” is one of the official symbols of Russian revolution of 1917. The ship was laid in 1900 and participated in Russian-Japanese war of 1904-1905 in the Tsushima battle. Later it was mended for 4 months in Manila, Philippines, being interned by the US, and returned to the Baltic fleet. During the WW I the ship participated in patrol service. In 1916 it had to be upgraded in Petrograd (St. Petersburg was called so in 1914-1924). At 9.40 pm, on 25 th October, 1917 the blank shot from “Aurora” gave the signal to start the assault of the Bolsheviks on the Winter Palace where the Temporary government of Russia was located. From 1956 the cruiser started to work as the branch of Central Naval Museum. “Aurora” was under restoration in 2014-2016, returned to its perpetual parking, and now continues to work as museum. “TourScript” could arrange your visit there. Private onboard museum excursion will be translated from Russian into your language by our professional guide who will accompany you.


Cost includes:

  • guide's service
  • museum tickets and photo permission


Transfer can be arranged upon your request.

Transfer is 50 EUR per minivan, 70 EUR per minibus for 10-20 people.

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