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State Russian Museum

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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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This museum holds a breathtaking collection of Russian art well arranged and exhibited. (For artists from other countries, visit the Hermitage.) Beginning with medieval church... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Draper, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This museum holds a breathtaking collection of Russian art well arranged and exhibited. (For artists from other countries, visit the Hermitage.) Beginning with medieval church iconography and royal portraits one can observe the development of art and the wonderful expansion of artists' subjects and styles. I was thrilled to see two rooms filled with stunning works by Repin. I had... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Not only does St Petersburg, as the cultural center of the country, have a large and diverse number of museums to visit, but they are all very affordable when compared to many other famous European museums. When I entered the state art museum, I'll admit that I had very little knowledge of the country's contributions. I exited the museum with... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It is not as impressive as Hermitage as it is only a gallery, but if you want to see Russian paintings this is the best place to see them.

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Holt, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Save it for later. Start here, instead. Admission is 350 RUB - about 6 USD. And there are never any lines. I mean, why stand in line to see a few relatively minor paintings by the old Italian & Dutch masters, when you could instead see Ilya Repin's "Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks" and so much else that is really,... More 

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Atherton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Gives the history of Russia in art--fabulous collection of Russian art. Walk through the history of Russia through its famous art---beginning with historical icons from early Russia and Kiev andante the portraits of famous early Russians, fabulous art of historical events, interesting collection of Russian Impressionists- the Wanderers, art describing Russian stories and myths, night art, and contemporary Russian art---showing... More 

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Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you are interested in Russian art from early icons to the 20th century, come here rather than the Hermitage! It is not crowded even in August and there is so much to see, including the buildings themselves. We had a private guide but the shop sells a very good Guidebook which helps you to learn about these artists who... More 

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

While the Heritage is often the focus of most visits to the city, if you have the time, don't skip this museum. We found that this offered a more historical reference point for the city and housed only Russian art and works. This was a nice change.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Love this museum of all Russian art and craft. The exhibition to commemorate WW2 and the Siege of Leningrad moved me to tears- very raw powerful works. The earlier classical art is gorgeous and it was marvellous to see painters' works for the first time. The decorative arts collection is extensive and very well displayed with a history of their... More 

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Torrevieja, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This museum is good for people who want to see paintings from different centuries. and from some famous russian artists like Aivasovski, Repin, etc. Reserve min 2-3 hours to see the main halls.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Spare a day for the Russian Museum in your plans. It was recommended by a Russian friend and both the building and its contents are superb. We were particularly impressed by the very large collection of Russian paintings, the majority by artists previously unknown to us, and of excellent quality and interest. They range from enormous canvases many metres in... More 

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