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Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker

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Address: Portovy dr, 18 | Pontoon pier of the Morskoy Vokzal, Murmansk 183038, Russia
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If you are interested in history this is the right place for you. The tickets are not expensive at all. I paid 100 rublos for a ticket + tour in Russian. If you are interested... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

If you are interested in history this is the right place for you. The tickets are not expensive at all. I paid 100 rublos for a ticket + tour in Russian. If you are interested, there might be a tour in English. The whole icebreaker is iconic. You visit most of the parts of the vessel while listening to some... More 

Thank daniloribero
Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the Icebreaker with our 7 & 5 year old boys. We did the interactive tour which lasted an hour. The guide spoke good English (although the tour was in Russian), but the interactive parts could be changed to English. Our boys were ready to leave after about 40 minutes but it kept them interested and engaged, especially the... More 

Thank Helen S
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

You will queue to get in and be shown round when it is your turn. The guides are very good and give you all the information plus happy to answer any questions. You go through some tight spaces and up some step staircases but that was the way they lived.

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88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We couldn't enter inside but it was interesting enough to see an icebreaker lying frozen on a harbour whose waters are not frozen. The regional studies museum in the city has a scale model and more information on the Lenin. Had to walk quite a bit across the railway station to get there.

Thank 1Ming
Bangkok, Thailand
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226 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This ship demonstrates how powerful the Russians were, have been and probably are. Also how tough and disciplined their lives would have been. What would make it more entertaining and interesting is a bit of multi-media presentation to begin the tour, or even a simulation and some English audio guide or a light mapping. However, current version of tour by... More 

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Alberton, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I have not been on an icebreaker before, but I could imagine the people that worked on this ship all those years ago. The guide was informative and had given us ample photo opportunities inside and out of the ship. Lots of steep ladders to be climbed. Very interesting outing.

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Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Walking into Lenin icebreaker museum is like entering a door to the past. The boat is well maintained and you will be taken to the main compartments - including a glass peep-view of the newclear reactor compartment which has been re-constructed. Great experience!

Thank Marmanik
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

A very educational tour of the first nuclear icebreaker. Although we were only able to go on the tour given in Russian the tour guide, an engaging young lady, offered to answer any questions we had in English. The tour took over an hour and we saw a lot of the ship, from the bridge down to the engine room.... More 

1 Thank jazcat100
Brussels, Belgium
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88 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Had chance to only visit it in the evening after visiting time but still managed to get an impression about the power of this ship! If I have chance to come to Murmansk again I would definitely go for a visit inside! It is also nice to have a walk around the Port to enjoy view to the Cargo terminal.

1 Thank BorisB3
Helsinki, Finland
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112 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is definetely the landmark of Murmansk. First and foremost the icebreaker has never been rennovated or repaired. Everything you see there is real as it was constructed in 1957. The vessel is in a perfect condition and the guides there are just brilliant.

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