The Maritime Museum – Private Museums of Russia

The Maritime Museum




Yaroslavl Oblast

Contact information

Yaroslavl region, Rybinsk, Krestovaya ul., building 14-36

Tel.: +8 (485) 528-23-45, +7 (920) 131-18-11

E-mail: muzey-ushakova@list.ru

muzeyushakova.ru

Operating hours

May – September: Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

October – April: Tue – Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Mon – day off (work by requests)

Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sun 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ticket price

Adults – 150 rubles

Students – 100 rubles

Pensioners, preschoolers (more than 5 years old) – 75 rubles

Preschoolers (up to 5 years old) – free of charge

Masterclasses – 250-350 rubles

The museum founder

E. N. Olenev

The museum founder

A. V. Rodin

The museum founder

S. I. Fokin

Founded

2017

About museum

The Maritime Museum was a logical continuation of the private museum and exhibition activities’ development of Eduard Olenev and Andrei Rodin after the creation of the Rybinsk Museum of Admiral F.F. Ushakov. For these purposes, Eduard Olenev purchased a room in the historical part of the city of Rybinsk, next to the monument to Admiral Ushakov.

After lengthy negotiations with the collector and aquanaut (former pilot of the Mir deep-sea vehicle) Sergei Fokin, the opportunity appeared to create the first Maritime Museum in the Yaroslavl region in Rybinsk.

The Maritime Museum is based on the collection of Sergey Fokin, which includes about a hundred models of ships from different countries and eras, as well as a collection of shells, fish, and corals, totaling more than a thousand exhibits.

The Maritime Museum was opened in October 2018 and entered the On the Krestovskaya Museum-Exhibition Complex, which united the Rybinsk Museum of Admiral F.F. Ushakov and the art gallery.

The Maritime Museum consists of several collections. The main theme of the excursion programs is the history of the creation, formation and development of the Russian fleet, the history of world shipbuilding, and the city of Rybinsk’s connection with the Russian and the USSR Navy.

The Rybinsk land natives were the famous admirals of the Russian and the USSR fleet, the names of which the visitors recognize during excursions. The visitors are given the opportunity to see the richness and beauty of the underwater world, as well as skillfully crafted ship models that illustrate the history of world shipbuilding. The exposition presents the stories of hero ships and ships that have become legends.

The excursion programs include multimedia technologies and interactive elements.

The museum organizes masterclasses in teaching the basics of naval affairs, which includes tying knots, using a sundial, compass, and anemometer, and acquaintance with silicon muzzle-loading weapons and 18th-century marine artillery.

Decorative and applied master classes provide the opportunity to make thematic souvenirs in the form of fish or ships according to a wooden model with a laser sketch (magnets, pendants, products on a stand, etc.).