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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 #12 of 1,144 things to do 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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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Collection of Russian art from old Russion icon painters ( Rublev, Ushakov) to Avangard (Malevich) 20 th century. Russian painting, sculpture, the graphic, decorative and folk arts from the 10-th century to the present day. To understand all the historical events in this pictures and to be admired you need 3 days and more. But a few hours are also... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The State Russian Museum is definitely worth a visit if you can while in St. Petersburg. It's right next to the Church on the Spilled Blood. The building itself of the State Russian Museum is a beautiful Neoclassical former palace of one of the Romanov grand dukes. The exhibits in this museum are first rate and some of the opulent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The State Russian Museum is located "Art Square" featuring a Statue of Alexander Pushkin. This magnificent sprawling building houses a wonderful collection of Russian art. The Hermitage it is not, but that was not a problem for us. We just enjoyed what we witnessed here. When you enter get the mobile audio tour system they provide for a little extra.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This was a wonderful experience. We spent hours here looking at paintings by artists we'd never seen before. The building itself is of course fabulous and not as overwhelming as the Hermitage however it is the art that is the star here. For us in particular the late 19th and 20th century art represented by people such as Vrubel. It... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

the wonderful thing about this as well as other galleries in Russia is one proximity to the art. I was looking forward to the Soviet art but unhappily that masterpiece of Stalin addressing in party congress was not on display when I visited. Maybe Putin has had it put back by now.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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

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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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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