C-189 Submarine

Built at St. Petersburg's Baltic Factory and launched in 1954, the C-189 is a 613-class diesel-electric submarine that saw 35 years service in the Soviet fleet. Decommissioned in 1990, the C-189 eventually sank in the harbour at Kronshtadt, but was rescued in 2005 by a local businessman and former submariner, who decided to turn the vessel into a museum.

C-189 submarine moored off Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment in Saint-Petersburg, Russia
C-189 submarine moored off Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment

The submarine has been fully restored, and guests are free to wander the length and breadth of the vessel, and to touch whatever they want. Entertaining guided tours (in Russian) are provided by former submariners. Visiting with a guide is advisable.

Location:Peer, Naberezhnaya Leytenanta Shmidta
Telephone:+7 (812) 312-0977, +7 (904) 613-7099
Open:Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm. Last admission at 6 pm.
Closed:Mondays and Tuesdays
Admission:Adult: RUB 400.00. Student: RUB 300.00. Children: RUB 200.00
Accessibility note:Not suitable for wheelchair-bound or motion-impaired visitors