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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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1:00 pm - 9:00 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

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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Educational introduction to Russian Artists

If icons are your thing - it is wonderful to see such ancient works from 13th and 14th Centuries. I liked the portraiture and the landscapes by artists I had not previously... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If icons are your thing - it is wonderful to see such ancient works from 13th and 14th Centuries. I liked the portraiture and the landscapes by artists I had not previously heard of - wonderful work. Our guide's husband gave us excellent insight into the history of Russian art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After joining a Russians only Boat Cruise that allowed us just take pictures we found just enough time to do a quick walk through this amazing collection. The Taster as after 2 hours that was all it could be has us wanting to return for more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is definitely worth a visit! So much fabulous art which I was appalled to discover I knew nothing about!! All is displayed beautifully in splendid palatial rooms. Russian museums require you to leave your coat and bags in a cloakroom and special mention must be made of the ladies who work so hard there!! No restrictions on cameras... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While everyone goes to the Hermitage — perhaps even more than once —, it seems that few people come to the Russian Museum, which is a shame. The collection is quite rich, the rooms beautiful, and the visit very pleasant, as I sometimes had a room to myself! You will see objects from every period of Russian civilization, up to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are of course a handful of famous/beautiful works of art here but most of the artists are not well known outside Russia. Not worth the amount of time to walk through the whole thing. You would be better off spending more time at the Hermitage. The park behind the palace is beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I were taken to the Russian Museum by our private guide & were so engaged by it, that we returned on our own for a full day. It was a real learning about Russian (only) art & the whole Russian culture - a very different experience than the collections of international art which tend to get more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As opposed to the Hermitage, this place is full of Russian works. Most of them are unknown to us but they were well done. This is another place in St. P that should not be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always liked the Russian Museum featuring many great Russian artists. Unfortunately, my last visit was spoiled by an unbelievable rudeness of the staff in the halls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hired a private guide to see some places "off the beaten path" of the usual tours in St Petersburg and were so happy we did. Our guide was amazing. She knew every picture, artist and style of painting in the museum. While the Hermitage is on every standard tour, it has European art, and we wanted to see Russian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A great museum full of incredible Russian paintings. Each room made your eyes even wider and wider. Well worth a visit.

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