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“Kid's dream or a 20 minute entertainment for an adult” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Maket Russia Interactive Museum

Grand Maket Russia Interactive Museum
Tsvetochnaya St., 16, St. Petersburg 196084, Russia
7-812-4955465
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Ranked #12 of 978 Attractions in St. Petersburg
4.5 of 5 stars 538 Reviews
Type: Museums
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Saint-Petersburg
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“Kid's dream or a 20 minute entertainment for an adult”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

90% of visitors are kids with parents. If you're grown up enough to stop aweing from a huge toy railway set - skip that attraction, it's a enormous mechanical illumination for kids mostly ))) and has no intellectual load )))

Visited February 2013
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“Visit all of Russia while watching Russians have fun with their kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Not many tourists the day we visited, but lots of locals enjoying seeing their country through the eyes of their children. The layout of the Russian map is of course highlights - seasoned with small, everyday happenings. You can tell that the people who work on this have fun at work!

Visited November 2012
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“Quite simple”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Really not sure what the rave reviews are about - think exhibits are quite average at best. There are so so many other more worthwhile attractions in the city that I wouldn't recommend adding this one to your itinerary

Visited March 2013
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Константин О, Управляющий at Grand Maket Russia Interactive Museum, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
First of all, Grand Maket Russia, Interactive Museum would like to thank you for your review and say that the museum respects the opinion of all the visitors. Along with it , it should be understood that this opinion is quite subjective and Grand Maket Russia, Interactive Museum can not agree with it . The Museum does not have such an aim to compete with such world known cultural sites as the Hermitage or the St’ Isaac’s Cathedral, but nevertheless occupies a unique place in the list of the places that are of a great interest amongst the guests and residents of the city of St. Petersburg . The absolute uniqueness of the museum is that it has no analogues not only in St. Petersburg, but in the entire country. Our layout is the second largest in the world , hundreds of people have worked on its creation for many years and created a truly " The eighth Wonder of the World ." And this is not our own opinion about the Museum but the opinion of thousands and thousands of guests who have visited the layout during the last 1, 5 years.
With no doubt , here and only here there is an opportunity to understand and appreciate how vast and majestic Russia is , how different are the regions , to evaluate the technical solutions that were used for the first time ever in the layout creation .
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“Thoroughly enjoyable for all ages!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

As a young (29 year old) man and an engineer I was awestruck by this exhibition, an enormous display of life in Russia, all in miniatures. Every possible aspect of life is on display here, from nature to cities, industries to transportation, people working to relaxing. The attention to detail is absolutely incredible!

Museum is a 10 minute walk from Moskovskii Vorota (Moscow gate) Metro, costs 450 rubles (about 11 euros) for an adult to enter, all bags must be checked, and photography is free. Beware, the place was very busy when I was there, and there were lots and lots of kids, which made it feel claustrophobic at times. In fact, I would have stayed longer if it weren't for the crowd.

If you have kids, I definitely recommend bring them here, but it is truly an amazing exhibition for all ages.

Visited May 2013
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“An amazing work of engineering!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

I was blown away by the Grand Maket! Almost all of Russia is represented here in miniature. This isn't your kid's train set! You could spend all day here and still not see all the cool details that have been worked into the scenery. The more you pay attention to the details, the more you'll be rewarded.

All in all, the Grand Maket is sure to be a hit with the kids or make you feel like a kid again. A nice bonus is the command center where all the automation is monitored. Also be sure to pick up a picture book for a few bucks (not advertised, just ask)!

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