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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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Must-see while in Murmansk

Getting inside a nuclear icebreaker, even one that has been out of service for 30 years, is not an everyday occurrence. The "Lenin" is remarkably well-preserved inside and the... read more

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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting inside a nuclear icebreaker, even one that has been out of service for 30 years, is not an everyday occurrence. The "Lenin" is remarkably well-preserved inside and the tour highly informative. You get to see a lot of what made these remarkable ships operate. There are interactive stations, in both English and Russian, providing lots of info about the... More 

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Can Tho, Vietnam
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really appreciated our chance to look over the de-commissioned Ice Breaker. The ship is full of 1950s style furniture and instruments which gives it a real atmosphere. our guide showed us round intelligently. If you are in Murmansk, I'd rate it as a 'must-see'.

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Moscow, Russia
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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

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Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
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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 

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colchester
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256 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
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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Singapore
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88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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!

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Orlando, Florida
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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 

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