The State Hermitage Museum
The State Hermitage Museum
4.5
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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One of the most famous art museums in the world, this museum is housed in the Winter Palace, and contains over 2.7 million exhibits including some of the world's greatest works of art.
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More than 3 hours
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Neighborhood: Admiralteisky
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  • Admiralteyskaya • 7 min walk
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  • TandTSwitzerland
    Zurich, Switzerland1,078 contributions
    Excellent exhibitions
    Beautiful palace with many nice rooms. The exhibitions are excellent, Rembrandt, Rubens etc. - you will need time to explore the whole museum and be prepared to see many people so I recommend to get there early. Definitely a must for you visit!
    Written September 23, 2021
  • Triptopersia-Agent
    Shiraz, Iran142 contributions
    History and art (but no one knows English)
    I have no words to describe the place. This museum is really a treasury, the building itself is very beautiful and magnificent. We used Audioguide which is available to rent at the gate but unfortunately the 2nd and 3rd floors didn't have Audio guide support. The staff of the museum does not know any English, I lost my way and none of them could help me, this was strange for a well-known museum that has visitors from all over the world.
    Written November 20, 2022
  • Conchy MR
    Madrid, Spain9 contributions
    Pay extra for exclusive visit
    This was my second visit to this incredible museum, the first during the USSR regime. The museum is in better shape now although you could see it much better before, now the crowds are so huge that it is not worth the time unless you pay extra for a private visit before the museum opens to the public. I can not recommend any other way to visit it. We were a group of four with a guide and we could walk through the place at our own speed without worrying about crowds, there were justa few of us. When we were going out, we collided with hundreds of people getting in and we hd trouble exiting the place. Since the place is huge a mere 2 hour visit only gives you an idea of the place, go several times if you can... I highly advise to visit it in the cold months of winter or if you go during the summer to get a private visit.
    Written January 4, 2020
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Omid Zohournia
Iran25 contributions
Jun 2022
The world famous museum.
The exhibitions are excellent .
A collection of the finest art .
Just loved this place-a must see.
Written December 10, 2022
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Triptopersia-Agent
Shiraz, Iran142 contributions
Nov 2022
I have no words to describe the place.
This museum is really a treasury, the building itself is very beautiful and magnificent.

We used Audioguide which is available to rent at the gate but unfortunately the 2nd and 3rd floors didn't have Audio guide support.

The staff of the museum does not know any English, I lost my way and none of them could help me,
this was strange for a well-known museum that has visitors from all over the world.
Written November 20, 2022
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MANsour ABDoli
Tehran, Iran88 contributions
Feb 2022
We had amazing experience in Saint Petersburg in Winter 2022.
That was cold winter without any big group or any sort of mass tourism there. we could walk easily in the museum. Visit our favorite halls and watch painting for long time without annoying from other people.
Believe or not, we stayed in front of da Vinci painting for some minutes and we were the only people in the hall.
All in all I highly recommend to visit Hermitage museum in winter time. You can experience same as walking in the private gallery, not one of the biggest and the most popular museum in the world
Written October 1, 2022
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy615 contributions
Sep 2022
Probably this is the only surviving residence of the Tsars in the city center. Nowadays it’s mainly known as the building in which the treasures of Hermitage Museum are guarded. In the architecture of the palace, you can easily recognize Bartolomeo Rastrelli’s style.
Written September 28, 2022
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Igor Alexeev
Moscow, Russia110,002 contributions
Jun 2022
The world famous museum. Number 6 in the Top 10 most popular museums in the world, with 1.7 million visitors per year. What is undoubtedly great about the museum is the possibility to enter at any time and to stay as long as you like... And so we did, as we had 4 free hours before the Sapsan. In a week, of course, all the exhibits of the Hermitage cannot be seen, but in 4 hours it is quite possible to try. If you want to see new expositions (in our case, “Two Palmyras” and “Oman at the Hermitage”), and also make sure that all the old expositions are in their proper places. We generally succeeded. The ticket price, by the way, is 1000 ₽. Bought online from the museum website.
Written September 23, 2022
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Alexander_Kudrin
Samara, Russia9,206 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
The last time I was in the Hermitage was when I was 14 years old. Nevertheless, I remember the main sights well. You can buy a ticket online for 700 rubles.
The tour gives an opportunity to see the main halls and exhibits in an hour and a half.
We did not like the first guide, so we joined another group with a lively woman who vividly told many interesting stories about the exhibits. We spent three and a half hours at the museum. We walked only 8 km, but fatigue apparently affected and by the end we could hardly move our legs.
Written July 28, 2022
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La Si
Prague, Czech Republic2 contributions
Oct 2021
Lakhta Tower with height of 462m is the highest building in Europe and 16th highest skyscraper in the world. Recommand to visit 🙂
Written February 15, 2022
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Lilya T
Los Angeles, CA12 contributions
Dec 2021
The State Hermitage Museum is the home of the world most famous art. It's a must while visiting St. Petersburg.
Written January 24, 2022
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Maxim
England, UK29 contributions
Dec 2021
Been several times. Excellent place. Now especially better when you can book a time slot for entering the museum, so no need to queue now, however there is miscommunication on the website about booking kids tickets and also the web site says that ticket office is shut there, but when we turned up there with kids, we were told off in a rude form that we should have gotten the free tickets for kids at the ticket office, that according to the web site is shut. So we were talked upon in a rude form for following their own instructions! Also the staff members in most of the rooms should be a bit friendlier towards kids in my opinion. However, there were only a handful that were very positive towards young kids, as this encourages visits to museums with young kids…
Written January 15, 2022
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The_Coach55
Ruislip, UK841 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
The Hermitage is situated within the fabulous Winter Palace on the banks of the Neva River on one side and Palace Square on the other side.

I took the purple metro line 4 to Admiralteyskaya station and it was less than half a mile on foot to the museum from there.

The Hermitage is vast and it is not possible to see everything in one visit, similar to London’s National Gallery, the Louvre in Paris and the Prado in Madrid.

As a consequence I did not get to see any Impressionist art but I did enjoy much work from primarily the 17th and 18th centuries.

I very much liked the large collection of Rubens, Van Dyck and Poussin. I did also spot a couple of paintings by an old favourite Frans Hals.

There was a special exhibition of Albrecht Durer’s work. Ironically I had recently visited the Durer exhibition at the National Gallery, but the Hermitage’s version was much more extensive.

I liked the statue of Voltaire by Jean-Antoine Houdon and it was also fascinating to view the numerous state rooms and artefacts within from the pre revolution days.

I purchased a ticket online for 5000 roubles and required a PCR test within 24 hours of my visit to gain entry.

I will definitely need to revisit to view what I missed the first time.
Written December 13, 2021
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  • Tue - Tue 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Thu - Thu 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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