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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: 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
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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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On this museum you find Russian arts from mid XIX to XX. It has also a section about folk Russian art. It with a visit for knowing more about Russian painting and have great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Campinas, SP
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Campinas, SP
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On this museum you find Russian arts from mid XIX to XX. It has also a section about folk Russian art. It with a visit for knowing more about Russian painting and have great surprises.

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Thank fernandopereira2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While the Hermitage is excellent, the State Museum is the ideal place to see any Russian painters or sculptors that you love. Exhibiting only Russian artists from different periods of Russia's history, this huge museum needs a large portion of your time. It's just that good.

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mostly visited by me for Malevich Kandinsky and other modern painters who can really make changes in Russian art. Of course something old is great too.) Toilet is too dirty for such a great museum..(

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a understated gem of a museum which houses the biggest collection of Russian art and the biggest secret is, it is not crowded

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was once used by the erstwhile kings in the past, now maintained by the state. The interior paintings and carvings on the ceilings, walls and doors are simply superb. The craftsmen have extensively used gold to add lot of glitter to the carvings. Though in general the kings palace is very large, some of the rooms said to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic museum with a great collection of Russian art. We especially loved the Malevich and Kandinsky paintings and the works of some of the Russian Fauvre artists. This is a huge museum which, for some reason attracts only limited tourist interest which means one can walk straight in and purchase a ticket without any delay and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One hears so much about the Winter Palace and the Hermitage that it is easy to forget this wonderful museum. It was quite a revelation to us. Why had we never heard of all these talented Russian artists, we asked? The displays and descriptions, helpfully translated into English, were excellent and we were impressed by the quality of the work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A much more rewarding experience than trying to fight through the football crowds at the Hermitage. Very large and diverse exhibit, focusing more on art and related items than on building architecture. Provides an excellent overview of the history of Russian art, imagination and creativity, from the earliest iconography through to the 20th century. Very nice display of Vrubel's work,... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Russian museum has a special, very calm and peaceful atmosphere. The museum has a vast collection of premium Russian painters, which is an absolute must, you've got to see and admire that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd had a week of seeing the glories of St Petersburg and were not at our best. Verging on exhausted and a bit glazed. But we were so very glad we made the effort to see the Russian Museum. Though we couldn't make it through the many rooms and exhibitions, we saw enough to gain a much finer appreciation of... More 

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