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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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Tokyo
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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, CO
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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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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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Weston, Connecticut
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14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

After the mobs at the Catherine Palace and the Hermitage, we were delighted with the beautiful and uncrowded Russian Museum. The art, although previously unknown to us, is gorgeous and the Russian impressionists rival those of France. We actually enjoyed this hidden treasure more than our visit to the Hermitage.

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Houston
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The art is magnificent! We had not heard of most of the artists because one generally does not get to see these paintings. We were awed by the quality of the artists.

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London
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A superb collection of Russian art, beautifully and thoughtfully displayed. Probably a better presentation than the Hermitage on a bright day. Well worth a visit, although finding the front entrance can be a challenge. Once you have twisted and turned through the basement corridors/maze you emerge into a lovely gallery.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's a kind of a "must-see" landmark that every concierge will tell you to stop by at. If you love Repin et al, then you'll spend a very enjoyable 3-odd hours here but overall, it feels a little bit soulless and you're better off seeing the grandeur of Tsars at the Hermitage. So yes, if you're in the city for... More

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Seattle
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I loved visiting the Hermitage but the Russian Museum is very worth your limited tourist time. As other reviewers have said: - you can't see this art anywhere else and some of it is astounding - it is a lot less crowded than the Hermitage - there is a nice progression from icons to modern I wish we had more... More

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Oxford, Mississippi
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a fascinating and fantastic museum of Russian art. The works may be especially interesting to Americans and Western Europeans since many of these artists are unknown outside of Russia. If you are really pressed for time in St. Petersburg, consider skipping the Hermitage since the art in the museum is available in many other places in the world.

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