THE CENTRAL NAVAL MUSEUM. THE BEGINNING OF THE XXI CENTURY
On January 24, 2009 the museum celebrated its 300th anniversary.
One of the most significant events was the participation in the 11th All-Russian museum festival "Intermuseum-2009" in Moscow, the Russian Exhibition Center, May 28-31, 2009. During the festival, subsequent presentations of commemorative events were held in the Museum.
The Central Naval Museum took actively part in the 4th International Maritime Defense Show, June 24-28, 2009. The pavilion number 5 deployed a stand with an exhibition about the history of The Central Naval Museum, rewarding employees, and receive The Club of Friends of the Central Naval Museum. The public was presented the layout of the new museum.
Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Central Naval Museum was related to preparations for the least important event - the move to a new building. The idea of moving the museum from the Stock Exchange building was announced in autumn 2006. It was decided to relocate to the renovated complex of the Kryukov (Marine) barracks, located on the square “Truda”.
The reconstruction works of the Kryukov barracks funded by the Government of St. Petersburg. Construction phase of work was completed in June 2010.
The total area of the museum complex was about 32 thousand square meters. This allows the creation of a new exhibition in 19 halls, instead of the previous ten, as well as to increase the area of the museum's depository. The new exhibition is planned to accommodate about four thousand original museum objects, including relics.
Creating the new museum that meets the latest requirements and being one the largest maritime museums in the world is not an easy task, but a honorable one. It will represent the glorious history of our fleet well. The new museum should become a pearl of the sea capital of Russia.