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State Russian Museum

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Address: Inzhenernaya St., 4 | Metro: Gostiny Dvor, Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
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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
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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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Musuem of arts and culture

Mid-scale museum with a lot of paintings and local cultural stuffs to appreciate. Wow place on top of all the museums I went, how can there be so so much paintings??? (on a good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mid-scale museum with a lot of paintings and local cultural stuffs to appreciate. Wow place on top of all the museums I went, how can there be so so much paintings??? (on a good positive note that is)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This the perfect foil to the Hermitage. Three palaces have been joined together to make one enormous museum, which traces the history of Russia through the ages. Unlike the Hermitage, this museum has pictures of Russia, and statues and sculptures of the many facets of Russian life. This was one fascinating museum and we loved it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very interested in visiting the Russian Museum after the Hermitage. We, somehow, did the museum backwards, so make sure you are entering through the palace portion to work through the exhibits chronologically. Filonov was the most outstanding works I saw in the museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Russian art through the ages displayed nicely and with not too many crowds. The Avianskiy exhibition was more crowded and was an extra charge. Not far from church of the Saviour of the Spilt Blood.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has wonderful galleries. I had to pay twice as much admission as a non-Russian. I was with my Russian girlfriend. They accused her of being a non-Russian. Not my first trip to Russia. Anti-American sentiment is unbelievably high in Saint Petersburg at this time. Advise if you are an American to wait a couple of months to go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this museum to learn about the siege of lLeningrad. However, they are lacking annaudio guide of the exhibit. The workers were very friendly and supplied us with a loose leaf containing explanations in English regarding the various rooms however all items on display were on Rusiian only so it was a bit difficult to really understand.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum is nice. However, the price is the same of Hermitage that is huge and the staff is rude with foreign tourist.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

The Arts Square in St. Petersburg is famous by the fact, that here are situated many renown cultural institutions, like museums, opera and ballet house, palaces, museum-houses of some writers, as for instance of Iosif Brodsky and some others. Among these art buildings especially distinguishes the State Russian Museum, formerly known as Russian Museum of His Imperial Majesty Alexander III.This... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

We liked the museum its grand like so many other museums in Russia. A good place worth including in the list.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful museum, but especially the Kandinsky exhibition was spectacular. We had a guided tour, in Russian, but I was lucky that one of my colleagues could simultaneous translate. The guide was real knowledgeable and informative.

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