Open till 10 September, 2017

Large Exhibition Hall, Palace of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich, Kolomenskoye

Authentic documents, books, tools, and interior items will tell the history of Peter I’s passion for sea, from a youthful hobby through scrupulous self- and professionals-guided studies in Russia and abroad to the creation of a powerful fleet.


In the epoch of the first Russian Emperor, Peter I, nautics served as the great impulse that led to the construction of shipyards and cities, development of various industry sectors, including cartography, engraving and book publishing, and even establishment of a professional education system. And all that became possible thanks to the passion of Peter I for navigation.

Following his passion, the young monarch mastered numerous occupations, from ship engineering to sea battle strategy; he served incognito as a shipwright at the Admiralty and had the title of Admiral at the newly created Russian fleet.

The naval forces he created were comparable to the most powerful fleets of Europe known at the turn of the XVIII century.

At the exhibition celebrating the 345th birthday of Emperor Peter I you will see authentic items and documents of the epoch: a paper first mentioning the small English boat – a hazard discovery of Peter as a boy that determined his decades-long and country-scale naval activities, models and drawings of warships, navigation and cartographic equipment, maps and books on nautics.

It is no mere chance that the exhibition is arranged at the Palace of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich: in his youth Peter would frequent his father’s country residence and later on, would celebrate here his triumphant victories.

Age category: 6+

Tickets are available at the ticket offices of the Palace, from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Exhibition opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday – from 10.00 to 18.00, Saturday – from 11.00 to 19.00, closed on Mondays.

Kashirskaya subway station


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