>>Museum of the World Ocean

Museum of the World Ocean (MWO) was founded on April 12th, 1990. It is a central maritime museum of the Russian Federation, well known in Russia and abroad. It represents the history of exploration of the World Ocean and its nature from ancient times till nowadays.

MWO works on modern conceptions referred to the nature of the ocean, ecological research, complex amber studies, maritime archaeology, and gathers numerous biological, archaeological, and historical collections referred to oceanography. In 2003, MWO hosted the VII International Congress on History of Oceanography. MWO is a member of ICOM (International Council of Museums).

The main trends of development are: creating of the embankment of historical fleet, expositions popularizing national history, culture and science, activity in organizing of traveling exhibitions, joint international projects concerning art, ecology and other humanitarian topics, conferences, developing of international relations.

Surrounded by European countries the museum spreads the knowledge about the uniqueness of the city and the country. And its main exhibit, world famous vessel Vityaz is making a symbolic voyage, joining the lands.
In the BalticMuseums 2.0 project the museum is one of the Partners within the consortium.

In the BalticMuseums 2.0 Plus project the museum is an associated partner within the consortium.





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