To discover the glory of military Ukraine, the greatness and might of Sevastopol Hero-City, visit the historical exhibition “Heroic Sevastopol”.
The first theme exhibition of the Military and Naval Museum of Ukraine which was opened on July 4, 2010 in Sevastopol City, is called “Heroic Sevastopol”. The museum is located in a unique historic building – Mikhaylovskaya Coastal Battery – built in 1843-1845. The project has been developed together with the national Military and Historical Museum and the Sheremetyevs’ Museum.
The exhibition embraces a 200-years period of the historical time of the city in war. Mikhaylovskaya Battery was a defensive bastion during the Crimean War and the second defense of Sevastopol; it witnessed a number of revolutions and wars. You can still see traces of the World War II on the walls of the museum. The heroic history of Sevastopol from the time of its foundation and up to modern period is exhibited in 23 rooms of the museum on the total area of 2 thousand square meters, and is reflected in pictures, paintings, accoutrements and weapons, uniforms, awards, documents, and many other objects from the private collection of the museum of the Sheremetyevs.
Audio and video war chronicles are broadcasted at the museum. The very atmosphere of the museum is saturated with history as its building is located on the area which used to be occupied by artillery casemates of the period of Nicolay I. In one of the casemates, visitors can see a powerful fortress cannon reconstructed in accordance with drawings of the XIX century. The same cannon sit there on that same place 160 years ago.