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Tula State Museum of Arms (new building)

ATTENTION! Due to the current epidemiological situation changes in the work schedule are possible! Please make sure to check the operating hours of the objects by contacting them in advance!
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    The museum was founded in 1873 at the Tula Arms Plant. The museum's collections and exhibits depict the evolution of firearms and weapons from the 14th century to the present. The history of arms production in Tula is also covered. The museum possesses specimens of arms of the Russian army from the 18th-20th centuries, as well as rifles and guns of west European and eastern gunsmiths. Rifles manufactured to commemorate visits to the factory by the tsar and his family are considered masterpieces.
    Among modern specimens, special-purpose weapons are of particular interest. The museum's permanent exhibition combines traditional museum displays with modern multimedia technologies: virtual narrators, electronic labels, operation of holographic weapons.
    Of particular interest to visitors is the exhibition of Russian military equipment of the second half of the 20th century, on which the armaments developed by the enterprises of the Tula defense complex (Grad rocket launcher and Smerch fire system, self-propelled ZSU-23-4 Shilka self-propelled gun, main The T-80 battle tank and the T-55 medium tank, the infantry fighting vehicle BMP-1P).
    All of the following are available for visitors: interactive spaces, computer games on historical and arms topics, master-classes from Tula gunsmiths, performances of the Nesokrushimye theater of military history, air-gun firing range, a gift shop, and a cafe.
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  • Prices
    300-450 RUB
  • Contacts
    2 Oktyabrskaya St., Tula
    +7 (4872) 31-10-04
    Sun-Wed 10:00-18:00; Thu-Sat 10:00-20:00
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    Наталия 30 April 2022
    Музей превзошел все ожидания, это тот случай, когда в одном месте собрана богатая коллекция, современные технологии, интерактивные экспонаты, возможность подержать в руках настоящее оружие, детские игровые зоны. Выходишь из музея с чувством гордости за страну и с желание вернуться!
    klima0705 05 August 2020

    Замечательный музей. Богатая экспозиция. Также есть интерактивные игры. Интересно как детям, так и взрослым. Можно взять экскурсию или аудиогид. Мы остались очень довольны.

2 Oktyabrskaya St., Tula
+7 (4872) 31-10-04
Sun-Wed 10:00-18:00; Thu-Sat 10:00-20:00
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