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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 #10 of 978 Attractions in St. Petersburg
4.5 of 5 stars 942 Reviews
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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Zurich, Switzerland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
18 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Well worth a day's visit. Particularly the bottom floor with stunning icons and the upper floor with Aivasovsky's "Wave" make for a memorable visit. The guides are interesting to listen to even if you don't understand Russian. Their love for these masterpieces is clear in their gestures, facial expressions and tone of voice. Some are so excited it sounds like... More 

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37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Fantastic collection of Russian Art. There are over 400,000 paintings, ranging from historic icons to modern art of the twentieth century. These are all works by Russian artists. Museum is well designed, easy to get around and is 'warm and inviting'. Entrance fee was 350 rubles. There is a nice cloak room, museum shop, refreshments and bathroom. Well worth the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

For history buffs, this museum will move you chronologically through the centuries of Russian history. The dramatic shifts in history are well-represented. One moves between "Old Rus" rooms (icons) and "Imperial Russia" (the European-style rooms), for example, and "Imperial Russia"/early 20th c to "Soviet style" art. The shifts are shocking; the presentations make a big impact. A long hall of... More 

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Buena Vista, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Hermitage seems to be the top of everyone's list of art museums to see in St. Petersburg, but in my opinion, The Russian Museum was far more interesting and a good place to learn about Russian history and culture. All of the art work in this museum is by Russian artists. The collection spans Russian history from the early... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

One of the best museums in Russia, not even St.-Petersburg, where you could find most beautifull creatures of great artists.

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Salina, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is where you see art by Russian artists. I wasn't familiar with them, but am very glad I went. You would probably want to allow at least two hours there, depending on your level of interest. Most of the souvenir shops sell videos of the museum, but they are not in the system the US uses. You can get... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
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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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31 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
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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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