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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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Phone Number: +7 812 595-42-48
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Fri - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Nice place

This was a very large and nice museum. I visited here in October 2016. Although this would not be on my list of top 5 places to visit in St Petersburg it is very nice if you... read more

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

This was a very large and nice museum. I visited here in October 2016. Although this would not be on my list of top 5 places to visit in St Petersburg it is very nice if you have time.

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew nothing about Russian art. Of course we thought that this cultural town must have had something worthy to look at! Our local guide told us about the museum and how to get there. It is very easy – the museum is located very close to Nevsky prospect on a beautiful square with a mall garden. It is an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a contrast with the Hermitage, relaxed, helpful staff and an attractive cafe. We concentrated on the excellent and beautifully displayed collection of icons then moved on to the extraordinary galleries of Russian folk art. (Don't be confused, as we were, this is not the collection of the Russian Ethnographic Museum which is in a separate building next door which... More 

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Vladivostok, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Judging by the traffic, it doesn't get as much attention as the Hermitage, but it's a must-see place if you're in Saint Petersburg. It's also not as crazy-mazy as the Hermitage. They've got lots of beautiful Russian art pieces from different periods and run temporary exhibitions too (I had the chance to see Kandkisnky). However, the beauty of many pieces,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Watching russian art you understand a little bit more the long history of this country. Realism with examples as Repin. Outstanding vanguard collection with Rodshenko and Malievitch examples. Examples of the unknown, at least for me, Sovietic art. Another feeling you get when you visit this museum is that you are more surrounded by locals than by tourists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The State Russian Museum was well worth the visit. It is housed in a rambling palace that makes for some unexpected dead-ends and backtracking, but the experience of the whole is lovely. Their collection of early 20th century Russian avant-garde art is most enjoyable and especially worth the visit. The collection as a whole however covers a vast history of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When visiting Petersburg, I discovered that I could visit one museum each day—for a month! Located near Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, located at #4 Inzhenernaya Street, this phenomenal must-see museum holds the largest depository of Russian fine art, and is one of the largest museums in Russia. When Nicholas II was enthroned as Emperor, he established this... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

A wonderful collection of art from the history of the Russian nation. Don't rush through the exhibits, take your time to learn about the many groups that made up this very diverse country.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

This is as well former palace of Russian prince that was transformed in museum, many master peaces from Russian artist.... this really the Russian art that give a real understanding of slave and Russian culture ... including the soviet times! This beautiful and huge museum is right in the center close from hermitage and church of spill blood.... a must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We spent three hours in the museum. It has an excellent collection. Make sure you put your coats in the cloakroom beforehand as you can't keep on when walking around...It's definitely worth getting the audio guide as it gives great detail. It's not easy to navigate around as it's on a number of split levels.

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