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State Russian Museum

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Address: Inzhenernaya St., 4 | Metro: Gostiny Dvor, Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
Phone Number: 8 (812) 595-42-48
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Countless masterpieces, ranging from 12th-century icons to 20th-century...

Countless masterpieces, ranging from 12th-century icons to 20th-century paintings, are displayed at this important art museum housed in the splendid and historically significant Mikhailovsky Palace.

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The red-headed Wednesdays stepchild of the Hermitage but superb.

This is like the Hermitage "Lite". I highly recommend because there's a whole lot less people, tons and tons of wonderful Russian art which most people don't know anything about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is like the Hermitage "Lite". I highly recommend because there's a whole lot less people, tons and tons of wonderful Russian art which most people don't know anything about, even though they should and it's much smaller and can be done in 2 hours if you so desire.

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Slowly walking and there is an wonderfull world coming to you: Beautiful paintings,furniture,statues..every room is a surprise,I do not what is nr1: the Hermitage or the Russian Museum

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Thank Nelly969
Атланта,Джорджия
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Museum offers collection of Russian Art from icons to modern art, self-guided tours are available in many languages

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Thank Анна Д
Brighton
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went in not knowing much about Russian art and discovered some amazing artists that should probably be better known. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys great paintings or even to see some images of Russian history.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The main building of the museum is the Mikhailovsky Palace, a splendid Neoclassical residence of Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich, erected in 1819-25. Just a wonderful palace to host a wonderful collection of Russian art. The museum is rather informative and it clearly points out the development of Russian Art. If you are coming to Saint Petersburg this place is a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went round this museum with my daughter who is studying Russian at University and she thought it represented Russian history and culture very well. We think this should be a key visit on a visitor's itinerary.

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Thank holidayhelen291
College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum multiple times while studying in Russia. The critical artwork collection is amazing, and I consider it to be a MUST-SEE if you're visiting Petersburg.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great afternoon of art. From icons to modern, the art was excellent. I rented the audio guide and that was really interesting. Plan on about 4 hours to see all the areas of this museum. I loved it.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A collection covering the Academic stile to the to Russian impressionists and expresionists all together in a beautifull palace close to the Hermitage and other landmark sights in the center. If you want a focussed collection go there if you are tired of the Hermitage.

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Thank medvedandmasha
Irkutsk, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely recommend this museum. Its collection ist just amazing! More than that - the building inside is another piece of art!

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