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State Russian Museum

Inzhenernaya St., 4 | Metro: Gostiny Dvor, Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
8 (812) 595-42-48
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Type: Art Museums, Museums, History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Countless masterpieces, ranging from 12th-century icons to 20th-century paintings, are displayed at this important art museum housed in the splendid... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Giza, Egypt
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I have been to many of the major museums ,and this was my first visit to an all "Russian" museum. i love it. Highly recommend getting to this one. i loved most of the works & paintings there which are really something to see , enterance cost 350 rubles per person.

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Krasnoyarsk, Russia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

one of the best and must see place in Saint Petersburg. Wonderfull plcace with biggest collection of russian art in every field from icons till modern art. Beautiful Mikhailovsk's palace. You will enjoy this luxuriest atmosphere of russian emperors.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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117 reviews 117 reviews
39 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Finally something really Russian, after the Hermitage which ignores all that is Russian this Museum gave us a great impression of the development of the Russian arts. We found it interesting that most of the developments that took place in Europe in the 13th/14th century took quite some time until they arrived on the canvas of the Russian artists. The... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great collection of Russian art. The Hermitage has art from around the world so we found it very interesting to see only Russian artist (or foreign artists that lived in Russia at least). We both agreed that this museum had a bigger impression on us than the Hermitage.

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Russian artists of the 1880's and impressionists era are collected here. See for yourself if some of the massive sized paintings don't impress you more than the two small Davinci s in the Hermitage. Easy to get to and easy to do in a couple hours without the crowds.

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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113 reviews 113 reviews
68 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I liked this museum. Some of the paintings were excellent. I am not too big on seeing every little thing on display as you can see from the time I spent there but I have to say I did enjoy this one.

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Tokyo
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The museum is uncrowded and, yes, the arrangement is chronological yet slightly confusing. Nevertheless, it is delightful and important. Particularly for anyone with a keen interest in nineteenth and twentieth century painting, the new installation helps connect the dots, so to speak, in the history of Russian art. Note that, like the Hermitage, you cannot re-enter the museum, although you... More

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Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was okay, but after seeing the Hermitage was not very impressed by the museum or the art. If you have to make a choice - choose the Hermitage. Plus, the way this place is designed is very confusing. It is like a big maze. I would not really recommend this museum.

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Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This museum was a great sorprise. I went with no knowledge about russian art and i was very glad to discover the rich history of it. The Museum is really big, but have a cronological order. And all the rooms and pictures have exhaustive explanations in english. The souvenir and book store is very complete and cheap, so you can... More

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Tonsberg, Norway
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98 reviews 98 reviews
32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Nicely situated just a few minutes walk off the Nevsky Prospekt, this museum is well worth a visit. Lots of information and exhibits showing some of the history of this big country with such a long and hard history.

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