World Ocean Museum in Kaliningrad was opened in 1990 but its collections were significantly increased in recent years. The museum is located on the bank of the Pregel river, near Kant Island, and is the most interesting museum in the city.
Three ships and a submarine are moored at the embankment, and on the bank of the Pregel river there several museum buildings where one can see collections related with oceanography, as well as expositions devoted to the history of Königsberg.
In the main museum building one can see a collection of exhibits related with ocean research, bathyscaphe models, аnd a huge skeleton of the Baltic cachalot (whale). The research ship «Vityaz» is moored opposite the building at the embankment. Interesting excursions are conducted over this ship where one can see how life support and harbor cabins looked. There one can also see very interesting ethnographic collections from various parts of World Ocean, which were visited and explored by great Russian travelers. Near it a fishing ship-museum, SRT-129 (medium fishing trawler), is moored.
The museum «Marine Königsberg-Kaliningrad» is located In the building of a port warehouse (packhouse). There one can also have a look at the hulk of a wooden trading ship of 19 century discovered in the pit of the amber factory, as well as many maps and photos of the Old Königsberg. Opposite it a giant vessel with plate-antenna is moored. It is one of the vessels ensuring the communication with spacecraft. Aboard the ship one can see an interesting exposition devoted to the development of space science in Russia.
Then one can proceed to the submarine-museum B-413 devoted to the undersea fleet of Russia. The amphibian airplane Bе-12 was installed in front of the submarine-museum. It is also open for visiting.