Shipbuilding Museum Opened at Nizhny Novgorod Shipyard

Reconstructed for the 800th anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod and the 325th anniversary of the Russian fleet, the history museum of PJSC Krasnoe Sormovo Plant (part of the USC) was opened for visitors. The work was carried out at the expense of the enterprise. After the reconstruction, the territory of the museum expanded: an open-air exhibition area appeared, the archives were almost doubled, the collection of exhibits was replenished to almost 4,000 items.

The opening ceremony of the shipbuilding museum was attended by the head of Nizhny Novgorod Yuri Shalabaev and the general director of the Krasnoye Sormovo plant Mikhail Pershin, as well as schoolchildren from Nizhny Novgorod.

According to Mikhail Pershin, the museum’s researchers managed to collect a unique collection of exhibits and archival documents about the history of the formation of Nizhny Novgorod shipbuilding, which has no analogues in Russia.

“In fact, with the opening of a shipyard in Sormovo in the 19th century, the industrialization of Nizhny Novgorod began, its formation as the largest industrial center of the country. It was in Sormovo that the first open-hearth furnace in Russia was built and many other industrial technologies were born, which influenced the development of the country’s economy as a whole, ”noted Mikhail Pershin.

Reconstruction of the museum is the contribution of the Krasnoye Sormovo plant to the popularization of the history of Nizhny Novgorod, including those associated with the labor feat of the Gorky residents and Sormovites during the war, stressed the general director of the enterprise. “This is a very important task, which is why we decided to reconstruct the museum for the 800th anniversary of the city,” said Mikhail Pershin.

“The reconstruction of the unique shipbuilding museum is a good example of the social responsibility of business, the contribution of industrial enterprises to the development of Nizhny Novgorod,” stressed the head of Nizhny Novgorod, Yuri Shalabayev. – It is important that the first visitors to the renovated museum were schoolchildren from Nizhny Novgorod. On my behalf, free excursions were organized for them, which will help them study the history of their native land, help to foster patriotic feelings. ”

After the reconstruction, the area of ​​the archives has almost doubled in the museum, which will make it possible to work more efficiently with historical documents. “Renovation of the exhibition halls has been completed. A new open-air museum area has appeared, where unique exhibits related to the work of the Sormovites for the needs of the defense complex are presented: a mock-up of a torpedo mine, a training torpedo tube, a pressure chamber and others, ”said the director of the museum Sergei Leonov.

In addition, at the exhibition area, visitors will be able to see a 19th century steam horn. He gave sound signals to the residents of the village of Sormova and nearby villages about the beginning and end of the working day and called them for lunch. A model of a typical wooden dwelling house of that era with a cast-iron porch, which was found in the historical part of the city and was saved from destruction, was restored with the funds of the plant, is installed near the horn.

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