M.T. Kalashnikov Museum and Exhibition Small Arms Complex
Learn all about weapons at this fascinating museum named after Russia's most famous arms designer, M.T. Kalashnikov. Izhevsk has played a key role in the country's arms production for more than 200 years and this museum celebrates its heritage with comprehensive exhibitions, taking in medieval weapons and the history of the infamous AK-47 in the permanent exhibition named "A Man's Destiny" devoted to the world-famous designer Kalashnikov.
Opened in 2004, the museum presents high-tech and interactive displays that really bring the world of weapons to life. For most people, highlight of the museum is the Shooting Gallery where visitors get to fire models of historical and contemporary arms. Tour guides provide excellent commentary in perfect English to help you understand the rich history of weaponry in Russia.