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Historical Museum-Icebreaker Lenin


Murmansk Oblast
Murmansk, Portovy proezd, 25, floating berth of a / l "Lenin"
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Interactive museum and educational complex dedicated to the geographical features, ecology and biological diversity of the ArcticThe world's first nuclear-powered icebreaker Lenin has been permanently docked in the port of Murmansk, and is now open to visitors as a historical museum.


Permanent exhibition: includes 17 marine areas in the wardroom with the show music and Smoking saloons, dining room crew; bow-turbine (engine) division; PAIGE (post energy and vitality) is the control center of the nuclear power; the infirmary, in the examination which included a demonstration of the operating room, laboratory, x - ray and dental offices; the post of monitoring and repair management, through the viewing Windows where visitors can see the hardware enclosure – top design of nuclear reactors and "planned bypass", recreated with the help of mannequins; a standard cabin for the command staff on the boat deck; the captain's lounge; the navigation bridge, where tourists are shown the wheelhouse, as well as the radio and navigator's wheelhouse.

The party committee room, the buffet room and the standard double cabin of the sailors on the living deck are being prepared for the show.

The title of the exhibit is the atomic icebreaker "Lenin".


The nuclear icebreaker "Lenin" was laid down on July 17, 1956 at the Southern slipway of the Admiralty Plant in Leningrad.
On December 05, 1957 the nuclear-powered icebreaker "Lenin" was launched.
On May 6, 1960 the nuclear-powered icebreaker Lenin arrived at the home port of Murmansk. From that time on, his working watch began. For thirty years of operation in the Arctic, the nuclear-powered icebreaker "Lenin" has escorted 3,741 ships, covered 654,400 nautical miles, of which 560,600 are in ice, which is comparable in distance to thirty round-the-world voyages along the equator.

During the entire period of operation in 1959-1989, the nuclear-powered icebreaker "Lenin" participated in 26 navigation.

Main achievements and records of the period of operation:

October 17, 1961 - for the first time a drifting research station was landed on an ice floe from a ship. The team of winterers and the expedition equipment of the drifting research station "North Pole-10" delivered the nuclear icebreaker "Lenin" to the ice floe in the Chukchi Sea.
November 14 - December 1, 1970 - the first navigation in the Arctic extended for the winter period. An outstanding voyage of the nuclear-powered icebreaker "Lenin" took place, which ensured the pilotage of the diesel-electric ship "Gizhiga" in the ice along the route Murmansk - Dudinka - Murmansk on the sea section of the Northern Sea Route.
May 26 - June 22, 1971 - the first ultra-early high-latitude through voyage along the Northern Sea Route - the Lenin nuclear icebreaker and the Vladivostok diesel-electric icebreaker sailed from Murmansk to the Far Eastern port of Pevek.
On May 5, 2009, the world's first nuclear-powered icebreaker Lenin was brought to the Murmansk seaport and began its transformation into a modern exhibition center.
An interactive museum and educational complex dedicated to the geographical features, ecology and biological diversity of the Arctic, the exploration and development of the Northern Sea Route, the history of the Russian nuclear icebreaker fleet, as well as scientific and technical progress in ice navigation and ship nuclear power was created on board the nuclear-powered icebreaker "Lenin" ... The gallery of new exhibition halls with a total area of> 300 m2 is made up of 19 typical sailor cabins, united in 4 exposition blocks. The main achievement was the formation of a unique educational space - a combination of modern multimedia technologies, the substantive part of the expositions, verified and brought into strict compliance with federal state educational standards, and, most importantly, the unique atmosphere of a historic ship.

Interesting Facts

The icebreaker Museum offers guided tours, which include a tour of:
* the mess hall with a show of the music and smoking rooms;
* crew canteen, which served as a "floating cinema" at the same time; bow turbo-generator (engine) compartment;
• the energy and survivability post, from where the ship's power plants were controlled;
* medical units, including a demonstration of the operating room, laboratory, X-ray and dental offices;
• the former premises of the club, the so-called "museum in the museum", where a small memorial exhibition was created by the former crew, which is now regularly replenished with memorable gifts;
• the post of supervision and management of repairs, through the viewing windows of which tourists can see the upper parts of the structure of nuclear reactors;
• captain's cabin;
• the captain's bridge, where tourists are given the opportunity to look into the navigation and operating radio room.

The Atomic Energy Information Center and the permanent exhibition "Atom and the Arctic" – an interactive museum and educational complex dedicated to the history of the nuclear icebreaker fleet, the development of the Northern Sea Route, industrial development, climatic features, the ecology of the Arctic, scientific and technological progress in ice navigation and marine nuclear energy-also operate on board the nuclear icebreaker "Lenin".

During your visit to the nuclear-powered ship, do not forget to admire the view of the commercial port, which is especially beautiful in the dark due to the illumination of the cranes. And also see the updated pier, the newly renovated building of the sea station with a green area around.