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State Russian Museum

Address: Inzhenernaya St., 4 | Metro: Gostiny Dvor, Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
Phone Number: 8 (812) 595-42-48
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Ranked #11 of 947 Attractions in St. Petersburg
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Countless masterpieces, ranging from 12th-century icons to...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The history of russian art from icon painting to the canvasas of soviet painters - development of russian pictorial art spread out before you. Very impressive huge canvases by Aivazovskiy is just something one must see at least once..I would define the magnifisent collection as the richest heritage of russian art - dont forget to put this museum to your... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Perhaps it was wrong to head here straight after the Hermitage but as a result, it kind of paled by comparison in my head. Maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I did it on another day. But the bottom line is - if you only have a couple days in the city, spend some proper time at the... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Large paintings, portraits, and lots of gold on the frames. Not so different from most museums, well the old ladies who sit in each room are always there in all old Soviet countries. In Bulgaria, they waited until you walked in to the exhibit room to turn on the lights, and would then turn them off as soon as you... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Some wonderful architecture yet all the exhibits were displayed without English explanation! What is absolutely amazing, is the sheer number of items, gold, diamonds, sapphire, paintings throughout time.

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I first visited the Museum in 1999 and subsequently at every visit to St. Petersburg. It's just that good. The Ermitage never really impressed me (me being not an art lover), but somehow the Russian Museum hits a note with me. What's more, I find I look at the same pictures every time. The portrait of Shishkin, Suvorov in the... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Not far from Palace Square (and surrounded by decent restaurants), is the most excellent Mikhaelovski Palace more commonly known as the Russian Museum. This was my second favorite museum in Russia - behind only the Hermitage. First of all, it's in a palace beautiful in its own right. Second, you're not as likely to be subject to the mass crowds... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A Russian acquaintance of mine told me that she loved the Russian Museum because she felt, as a Russian, an affinity with the place. I think that is the key to enjoying the Russian Museum, it is all about the artistic tastes of the nation and it's identity. So you get the very particular Russian mythological paintings next to a... More 

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I believe that all of the pieces of art in this museum are from native Russians. I think that I only knew 2 paintings before I went in but I have some new favorites. I brought my camera in and took lots of pictures. I also loved how some of the paintings were as tall as the walls which are... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My husband and I visited this museum in October, 2014. The cloakroom and toilet rooms were modern and clean, and the exhibits were well displayed. Several famous ones that I anticipated were missing, (perhaps for cleaning or on loan?), so that was a disappointment. There were some fabulous portraits of some parliamentary figures, and that was really interesting. Again, too... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The masterpieces on display are jewells in Russian arts. They depict rich cultural and historical heritage, often in dramatic way. Grand canvases are especially magnificent.

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