We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

State Russian Museum

Inzhenernaya str., 4 | Metro stations: Gostiny Dvor, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
595-42-48
Website
Update attraction details
As featured in 3 days in St. Petersburg
Ranked #11 of 989 attractions in St. Petersburg
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
Write a Review

553 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    416
    98
    28
    6
    5
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Take your time going round here - there is plenty of art to see. We don't usally go around art galleries, but this was well worth a visit. Don't forget to buy your Photo permit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The Russian museum provides a fascinating and comprehensive overview of Russian art and showcases some truly megalomanica pieces with some bizarre images. So very worthwile to just wander around and be impressed by all those massive paintings whose name you've never heard. The works from Kandinsky and Malevich are wonderful to see here! We felt that information and context on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Athens, Greece
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The russian museum provides an excellent and comprehensive view of the Russian painting from the 10th to the 20th century. The section dedicated to the Russian avant-guard painters of the early 20th century is great (although it could be larger), while I had the chance to appreciate more the artistic production of the post-war soviet era.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
St. Petersburg, Russia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

they offer very informative temporary and permanent exhibitions. pay attention to works by Paolo Antokolskii , Malyavin,

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leicester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

So much to see. Palace, art, ceramics and a cookery display. Wonderful. Easy to get lost there and it was exhausting but a really good experience

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

There is a lot to this museum and we did not see it all. The collection of Russian art on the main site is very rich and fascinating, and we also saw some lovely folk art - carved wooden furniture and other artefacts and lacquerwork. On a separate site (beside the bridge with takes Nevsky Prospect over the Moyka) we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Glenwood City, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

One of the great collections of Russian Art, from the very beginning to the present, including early soviet style porcelain, some of the most technically skilled propaganda pieces you'll ever see. Not only great art but a beautiful building as well. Keep track of where you go however, the building layout itself is a bit confusing and the 'guards' in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Providence, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The Russian museum is a strictly chronological trip through Russian history, beginning with (and you MUST begin at the beginning, the museum ladies will allow nothing else) medieval religious iconography through soviet to modern post-Soviet art. A beautiful and wondrous collection. While I wouldn't say, go here over the Hermitage, this is bar none, my second pick of things to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
New Woodstock, New York
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Few museums in western Europe or North America have more than the most cursory collection of Russian art. The State Russian Museum has the best collection in St.Petersburg and one of the two best collections in Russia. I would recommend spending a few hours relatively early in your stay to get a sense of Russian art and culture. Along with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The museum itself is great not all of the staff is friendly, cashier especially. Audio guide was helpful though, the lady who sold it to me was very nice gave a full instruction on usage and a few very useful tips on museum visiting.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed State Russian Museum also viewed

 
Pushkin, Pushkinsky District
St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
 

Been to State Russian Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage State Russian Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing