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State Russian Museum

Inzhenernaya St., 4 | Metro: Gostiny Dvor, Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
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Grand Tour of St Petersburg
Ranked #11 of 1,105 Attractions in St. Petersburg
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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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 and historically significant Mikhailovsky Palace.
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Moscow, Russia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

One day is not enough. You can be lost there. Great museum, but you need hours. And the entrance in the park can be closed in winter times - take another one from the canal.

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Denver, Colorado
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145 attraction reviews
1,402 helpful votes 1,402 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This State Russian Museum collection is housed in the impressive neoclassical Mikhailovskiy Palace and traces the complete history of Russian art, from magnificent 11th century icons to contemporary works. The palace itself (former imperial residence built for Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich) is a sight to see as many of the halls retain their original opulent Italianate interiors. We enjoyed our... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
31 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday in late October, when the museum can get very busy with local people and groups of children exploring the place. The busyness was not a problem - just part of the experience. There are some fascinating things to see. All exhibits have an English translation along with Russian, so it is easy to discover what... More

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Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A visit to the Russian Museum is very recommended. If you want to explore more Russian Art than this visit is a must be. The Russian art is fantastic, I have never seen such a vast collection except Repin. The interior is also overwhelming. Try to see what materials are used. The main staircase is also impressive. I took many... More

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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

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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39 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
91 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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