A collection of war relics was started in the course of the Northern War (1700—1721). That was the starting point in the history of the Artillery Museum — one of the oldest in the country. The museum is rich in various war relics, unique models of Russian fire-arms and blank weapons, battle colours, orders, medals and uniforms. The exhibition aquaints the visitor with the development of Russian artillery since the time of its inception up to the present day. The section called RussianArtillery in the Great Patriotic War is of particular interest.