At a distance of 6 km from Vizag Railway Station, the Submarine Museum situated on RK Beach is a Russian built submarine of the Indian Navy (INS Kurusura) turned to a museum in 2001. Submarine Museum is one of the prime attractions of Vizag city.
The Submarine Museum is the first submarine tuned to a museum in the whole of Asia and second in the World. INS Kurusura Submarine is a Soviet built I-641 class Submarine inducted into the Indian Navy on 18, December 1969 and the same was decommissioned on 28, February 2001 after 31 years of glorious service to the nation. The Submarine was brought from the sea to the sands of the Ramakrishna Beach and positioned on concrete foundation to set up as a museum. It has been established with the aim to create awareness among the public to know how the submarines work during wartime and for showcasing the life inside the submarine, etc.
The tourism department of Visakhapatnam looks after the maintenance of the INS Kurusura Submarine. The total investment upon this project was Rs. 5.5 Crores. It is one of the central tourist attractions of the city. This museum was opened to public on 14/8/2002.
The Museum shows the signboards of the growth of submarine through artifacts, photographs and written scripts. The museum showcases the life inside a submarine and hardships faced by the submariners in the sea. Guides are available in the museum to help the visitors.
Entry Fee: Adults: Rs.40, Children: Rs.20, Camera: Rs.50 and Video Camera: Rs.200.
Timings: 2 PM - 9 PM from Tuesday to Saturday & 10 AM - 12 PM and 2 PM - 9 PM on Sundays. It is closed on Mondays.