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Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art

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Address: 2 Line 29 Vasilyevsky Island, St. Petersburg 199106 , Russia
Phone Number: (812) 324 08 09
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Description: Erarta brings under one roof Russia's largest private Museum of...
Erarta brings under one roof Russia's largest private Museum of Contemporary Russian Art (with over 2,000 works in its collection) and one of the branches of its international Galleries (others located in London, New York and Zurich). Erarta building with an overall floor space of 8,600 sqm (currently being expanded to 10,200sqm) opened its doors in September 2010 but has already been nominated for Russia's museum of the year in its first year of existence. The Museum is especially worth visiting for its creativity, not only exhibiting other artists' works but also acting as an author itself with unique projects such as "U-Spaces" (total installations created by the Museum itself to immerse the viewer in a particular world), "Theatre with no actors" (the world's only multi-media play whose cast is made up exclusively of characters from paintings with special audio and video effects bringing them to life), "Art-literature" (accompanying essays of experts and regular visitors' thoughts about particular works of art, helping explain what kind of emotions they trigger in others), "Art-animation" (videos and cartoons transforming a two-dimensional painting into a story prolonged in time). Erarta building also has a restaurant, a cafe and several museum shops offering gifts, prints and books and is open every day (except for Tuesdays) from 10am to 10pm
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Great museum and even better restaurant!

We, two friends, visited the Erata Museum of Contemporary Art because the Zoological Museum was closed. How lucky we were that it was! Upon arriving at the Erata we decided to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We, two friends, visited the Erata Museum of Contemporary Art because the Zoological Museum was closed. How lucky we were that it was! Upon arriving at the Erata we decided to have lunch before viewing the galleries. Neither of us was expecting anything exceptional, just a quick bite to eat. We ended up having the best meal during our 8... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Excellent museum, a bit further from the centre but definitely worth the trip. A lot of religious and political criticism presented through modern art and also other exhibitions there really represent one of the best things i visited in sankt peterburg. If you have the opportunity, definitely visit it!!

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this review

Dear notinthemob, thank you for your feedback. You’re absolutely right to say that we are a bit aside from the other sights, though a bus trip from Nevsky prospect takes not more than 15 minutes. You can be sure that we'll keep trying our best to keep it up the right way and maintain an atmosphere that will make Erarta... More 

Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

nice to see a modern museum too in sint petersburg. a bit out of the way but worth your while. also concerts

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this review

Dear poco159, thank you for your feedback! We are glad that you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta. You’re absolutely right to say that we are a bit aside from the other sights, though a bus trip from Nevsky prospect takes not more than 15 minutes. Great you've mentioned our events. Yes, besides contemporary art permanent collection and temporary exhibions we... More 

Reno, NV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wonderful museum of modern Russian art. Non-state sponsored and attractive in every respect. Housed in a former five story warehouse this is as much of a must-see as the Hermitage. Located a bit from the city center it is still easy to get to and well worth the time. Don't miss the refreshment shop.

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this review

Dear RenoTourist, thank you for your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed you time at Erarta. Our mission is to bring art closer to people so our visitors' opinion is one that matters most to us. Be sure that we'll keep trying our best to introduce you talented artists and interesting exhibitions. Hope you had a safe trip back... More 

Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Given that the words ”contemporary art” normally make me reach for my [virtual] gun, this place was one of the most pleasant surprises I had lately. The museum is a bit far out and not that easy to get to but very usable and comfortable to visit, hosts an impressive collection of really interesting really art, employs very helpful and... More 

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this review

Dear Marassa, thank you for your feedback! Well, we are so glad you’ve forgotten about your virtual gun and enjoyed your time at Erarta)).You’re absolutely right to say that we are a bit aside from the other sights, though a bus trip from Nevsky prospect takes not more than 15 minutes. You can be sure that we'll keep trying our... More 

St. Petersburg, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

If you are looking for something different from all the other museums in St. Petersbrug, something off the beaten path, then Erarta is a great place to come! 4 story museum with an art collection from Soviet epoch up to now.

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Dear KseniyaGurova, thank you for your feedback! We are glad that you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta. You are absolutely right to say that we have contemporary Russian created between 1945 and present time. What is more, we have 5 floors of permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. You can be sure that we'll keep trying our best to introduce you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Must do for art lovers! Make sure you check out the e-spaces, immersive experiential rooms you can book for 15mins. Really interesting, cutting-edge gallery.

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this review

Dear Claire J, thank you for your feedback! We were delighted to hear that you've enjoyed your time at Erarta and liked our unique project U-Space. Our mission is to bring art closer to people so our visitors' opinion is one that matters most to us. You can be sure that we'll keep trying our best to introduce you talented... More 

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Erarta isn't in the centre of St Petersburg, and in terms of attractions it isn't the most convenient to get to, but it is worth the trip. In fact, if you catch the No.10 trolleybus from Nevsky Prospekt it will drop almost outside the door. The gallery itself is very impressive and imposing. The inside is well-laid out with plenty... More 

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this review

Dear AllyG311, thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed you time at Erarta . Besides No.10 trolleybus you suggest, there’s a bus 7 and trolley-bus 11 which will bring you from Nevsky Prospect to 26th/27th Line. Just a 5 min walk to 29th line. Believe us, that this route is a perfect city center tour. Amazing views... More 

St. Petersburg, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I should say - this is a must for modern arts lovers. 5 storeys of contemporary art . Galery is situated in a nicely restored and refurbished Stalin style building. main exposition houses numerous objects of modern Russian art, and temporary exhibitions are international. very good museum shop and a lovely restaurant in the basement with exotic, european and russian... More 

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this review

Dear Andyglad68, thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed you time at Erarta. Our mission is to bring art closer to people so our visitors' opinion is one that matters most to us. Be sure that we'll keep trying our best to introduce you talented artists and interesting exhibitions. In case you will travel around, you can... More 

Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Very much worth my 20-minute cab ride. Turns out Russia has a modern side that's very much worth seeing as well! The exhibits are fascinating and perhaps the biggest compliment I can pay to this museum is that it felt like I was browsing MoMA or TATE in terms of setup, quality and experience. Erarta is also home to the... More 

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this review

Dear Cara M, thank you for your feedback! We are happy to receive so many compliments. And of course, being compared to MoMA and TATE makes us extremely proud of ourselves). Thank you, for making our day! We'll keep trying our best to introduce you talented artists, interesting exhibitions and high-quality service. In case you will travel around, you can... More 

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Address: 2 Line 29 Vasilyevsky Island, St. Petersburg 199106, Russia
Phone Number: (812) 324 08 09
Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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