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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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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
Description: 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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To become au fait with the Russian Fine Art &Culture

I recommend this Museum to everyone who would be sick of long queues and crowd in the Hermitage and to every single one who wants to become more familiar with the Russian Fine Art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I recommend this Museum to everyone who would be sick of long queues and crowd in the Hermitage and to every single one who wants to become more familiar with the Russian Fine Art as the Russian preserves this type of Art. You do not have to stand near each painting and scrutinise it. Just take a quick walk round... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We took over 7 hours to visit this museum - there is so much to see that we ended up having to run thru the Gloriously decorated 2nd floor rooms in the main Palace - the art in the more modern sections was completely outstanding. We opted for the expensive - but well worth it - audio guides - which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The day we visited the museum, there were few visitors - compared with the Hermitage - and so we had the space to walk around at our leisure and learn much from the paintings. An English language audio guide was invaluable, giving the background to many of the exhibits, which range from the earliest icons to the latest art. The... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Russian museum is a great journey to Russian culture and art. The museum houses a huge collection of Russian art, starting with ancient icons up to modern art. It takes around 2 hours to see the highlights. If you are interested in modern art only, you should enter the museum not from the front, but from the Griboyedov canal. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Marvellous collection, especially of modern Russian painters of the 19th and 20th centuries, ceramics, furniture, folk art, old paintings, an incredible collection of rare icons, and much more, in a stunningly beautiful palace building. Really worth the effort and not to be missed even if you are faggedout by the Hermitage already!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

nice visit . Do not use St-Petersburg Card... it is a waste of money and most important attraction in St-Petersburg are not included (hermitage, peterhoff palace, Catherine palace, imperial porcelain museum, and many other sites; you will either only recuperate 30% to break even...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Russian Museum is a wonderful place to visit and I would highly recommend it to any foreigners (and Russians too). Many people from the West have never heard of these Russian artists and are very pleasantly surprised. It's much smaller than the Hermitage and as a result, a lot less intimidating. The crowds are smaller and the whole thing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The museum is very spacious and well organized. The enormous halls and rooms give the place a majestic feeling you can'[t experience except in those museums at St. Petersburg. Highly recommended to visit this museum!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Art is just awesome. So many pictures are just memories from the childhood of any Russian - museum visits while with your kindergarten fellows, school books illustrations, pictures from children's books, scenes from the history readings. I spent almost 15 minutes by Ilya Repin's "Session of the State Council" which is just a-w-e-s-o-m-e. The museum shop is also great -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Fantastic place with wonderful art and changing temporary displays. Really good value for money. All museums etc. have free cloakrooms for coats.

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