Many visitors to Peterhof are unaware of the many smaller Romanov-related museums situated within the palace grounds or the town of Peterhof itself.
The Imperial Yacht Museum is situated in a tiny building near the pier overlooking the Gulf of Finland.
The museum features models of the yachts dating from the 18th to the early 20th century (including the Shtandart), porcelain and fine china dinner services, crystal, vintage photographs, uniforms and other items associated with Russian Imperial yachts.
The museum is open daily from 10.30 to 18.00.
© Royal Russia. 20 May, 2011