Polar Odysseus Maritime Museum
Republic of Karelia
Petrozavodsk, Rigachina ul., building 37b
Tel.: +7 (8142) 73-32-77
From May to September daily from 10:00 to 17:00
From October to April by agreement from 10:00 to 16:00
Preschoolers – for free
Adult ticket – 200 rubles
Students, military personnel, and pensioners – 150 rubles
Schoolchildren – 150 rubles
Master class on tying the sailor’s knots – 100 rubles / person
The Marine Club president
Victor Leonidovich Dmitriev
The Maritime Museum president
Alexey Viktorovich Dmitriev
The main exhibits are the historical wooden sailing ships, on which members of the Polar Odysseus club made unique experimental expeditions to the northern and southern seas of the World Ocean for the first time in the history of the USSR and Russia. Having collected the scientific material and gained a rich practical experience in navigation, the club members did a great job in promoting the Polar Odysseus activities in Petrozavodsk, Karelia, and in Russia, in shaping the public marine consciousness of the nation, and in developing international relations.
There are ship details, models, and photographs. Many exhibits can be touched. You can take a picture in a diving helmet, imagining yourself as a treasure hunter, and hold a 300-year-old cannonball in your hands. You can raise yourself at the tackle, ring the ship’s bell, and feel like an ancient navigator, sitting on the bottom of a dugout boat. You can hear a lot of interesting stories! There is an opportunity to master tying the sailor’s knots that are useful in life. We arrange a tug of war, and the Treasure Map. The main exhibits are the legendary Pomor koch, and the Love sailboat (standing on the shore). The active ones are the St. Nicholas pomor sailboat, the Polar Odysseus brigantine, and the Messenger sloop. There are a mini-house boats (trimarans have two cabins, a galley, a latrine). On the sides of the main module, you can sit on the floor and enjoy the sunset or listen to the splash of a wave running along the side. And having raised the sail, you can go on interesting adventures and discover unforgettable islands.
The museum is a member of the association of Republic of Karelia museums.