The Tula Museum of Military History had to appear in the very heart of the Russian defender areas sooner or later. And this happened! The history of Tula defense has acquired its material form in the atrium of the Tula Kremlin. Installations, workshops, reconstructed sites, quests, immersive drama classes, multimedia tours dedicated to the military exploits of the Tula people are all available to guests of the city.
The Museum of Military History has become a godsend for city guides who design tours dedicated to the defense history of the City of Craftsmen. In addition to this modern museum, such a route would include a visit to the towers and walls of the Tula Kremlin, the monument to the Defense of Tula, located in the Kremlin Square, the State Museum of Weapons, Armored Train No. 13, and other memorable sites that keep the memory of the glorious exploits of the Hero City of Tula.
The Museum exhibits the history of three centuries. The first hall is devoted to the fortification line called Great Zasechnaya Cherta. Models of fortifications, weapons, and soldiers' clothes give a visual representation of the events of the 17th century as Moscow had to be defended against the raids of the Crimean Tatars. The next exposition is dedicated to the early times of defense industry in Tula, which laid the foundation for the victory of Peter I in the Northern War. The exploits of the Tula people during the Patriotic War of 1812 have not been forgotten either. The hall of the World War I tells visitors about the soldiers' fate with photos, papers, maps, and letters. The tour ends with a hall that exhibits the Great Patriotic War, telling about the heroic defense of Tula from Guderian's army and the price that the Tula had to pay at that difficult time.
To visit the military history museum in Tula, you can arrive at Mendeleevskaya St., 12V. The large glass museum building is located right on the Kremlin premises. For ticket prices and additional events, please call +7 (4872) 77-49-36.