Museum Exhibition Complex n.a. M.T. Kalashnikov

Kalashnikov museum

The Kalashnikov Museum and Exhibition Complex of Small Arms appeared on the cultural map of Russia in 2004. From the very moment of its foundation the museum became a remarkable sight of Izhevsk, the capital city of the Udmurt Republic, which history of arms production totals more than 200 years.

The construction of the building for the Museum Exhibition Complex in honor of M.T. Kalashnikov, an honorary citizen of Izhevsk and a chief designer of small arms, began in 1996.
The project of the museum building belongs to “Prikamprojekt” institution; it was selected upon the results of an open competition. The prime contractor of construction works became the Federal State Unitary Enterprise USST №8.

The opening of the museum on occasion of the 85th anniversary of the legendary arms designer M.T. Kalashnikov took place on November 4, 2004, in the Day of Nation-Building of the Udmurt Republic.
The museum presents hi-tech and interactive expositions. The main hero of the museum narration is Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov; he represents the “starting point” for the story about Izhevsk as one of the most important centers of Russian arms craftsmanship.

A demonstration hall is created here which includes a modern shooting gallery with various models of historical and contemporary arms. Here you can also find a pneumatic and crossbow shooting gallery equipped with multimedia programs.

The area of the Museum and Exhibition Complex totals 4 000 square meters. The area of exhibition halls is over 1 000 square meters.

Since the opening day the museum has been presenting a permanent exhibition named “A Man's Destiny” devoted to the world-famous designer.

The museum appeals to a wide audience that includes visitors from the Udmurt Republic, Russian regions and foreign guests.


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