Faberge Museum

Faberge Museum, St. Petersburg: Hours, Address, Faberge Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Faberge Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
The Faberge Museum in St. Petersburg was founded to preserve, study, and promote Russia's cultural heritage as well as to develop the city's extensive network of museums. The museum's collection contains the world's largest collection of works by Carl Faberge, including nine of the famous Imperial Easter Eggs, regarded not only as the finest jeweled works of art, but also as unique historical artifacts. The museum's collection also includes decorative and applied works made by the Russian masters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum is located in the Shuvalov Palace on the Fontanka River - one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg. The Museum is open 6 days a week from 10AM to 9PM and closed Fridays. Tickets for guided and unguided tours can be purchased at the Museum's ticket office only for the current day. The ticket office is open until 8.15PM. Museum hours: From 10AM to 6PM Guided Tours. The last tour starts at 4:50 PM. Tours last 1 hour. Ticket price is 600 RUB From 10AM to 8.45PM Unguided (Individual) Tours. Ticket price is 450 RUB Ticket may be purchased for individual (unguided) tours all day long. To explore the museum independently, visitors can rent audio guides for 150 rubles or use a free collection catalog. Refundable deposit for the audio guide is 2000 rubles in cash only. A digital version of the catalog is also available for smartphones and tablets by scanning the QR code at the Museum entrance. Tickets are available in advance at our site
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Nevskiy
How to get there
  • Gostiny Dvor • 7 min walk
  • Nevsky Prospekt • 9 min walk
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4.5
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Dawn B
Buckingham, UK68 contributions
Jan 2020
This was the highlight of my short break here and it was the first thing I did as it was so close to my hotel. I'd recommend the audio guide which was really useful to understand a lot of the pieces from the display of eggs, enamels, silver and history.
As I visited in the Winter it was very quiet, so no queues or fighting to see items which I'm guessing is what it's like in the Summer
Written January 27, 2020
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Julia S
Shoreham-by-Sea, UK418 contributions
Mar 2020
Two ticks in one go! The Palace has been extensively refurbished and is a must see in its own right, to hold the Faberge Museum too, a bonus. Shop (variety of prices) and cafe at ground level. Strict security at the door coats and bags need to be checked in. Personalised head guide is well worth the extra cost (cleaning wipes provided). Museum highlighted the development of the Faberge brand and includes 10+ Eggs (those not in Moscow). Photos can be taken (no need to buy an extra ticket). Although some of the exhibits were not my taste, others were exquisite. Definitely recommended (but it is quite a walk down Nevsky Prospect).
Written April 30, 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia12,787 contributions
Apr 2021
This is a world class museum set in the very center of St. Pet. When walking the main Nevsky prospekt turn left when you reach the Fontanka canal.
Mostly we came for the world famous eggs, but were overwhelmed with other art pieces.
There are only 9 eggs left and displayed that were made for the last two tsars (Alexander III and Nicholai II) - all others are in private collections. They occupy one room, while in all others are amazing art pieces (jewelry, silverware, paintings, etc...) made for aristocracy by Mr. Faberge and other eminent Russian artists.
The museum is open till late (9 and 10 PM) so it's very convenient as you can visit other attractions beforehand that have shorter working hours. Count on around 2 hrs for a visit.
Written May 21, 2021
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flightyzeus
Dublin, Ireland37 contributions
Mar 2020
Tickets work out about €6 (450 rubles) for a standard ticket (without guide). You can pick up booklets when you enter that explain everything in English, and give a good concise overview of what's in each room. Amazing to see the intricate eggs up close, and a lovely museum for wandering around. Can't beat a good gift shop either.
Written March 5, 2020
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Elyssa W
Moscow, Russia11 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Of course the exhibition and artefacts presented were beautiful. However, the audio guide provided rather flat information, basically just a list of facts, names and materials used. I would much preferred some insight into the stories behind the creations. As it stands I retained zero information, but came out with a lot of lovely photos. And I should mention the entry price was more than reasonable.
Written August 29, 2021
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sheena e
La Crosse, WI2 contributions
Jan 2020
You will find this museum nice if you are fond of jewelry, silver/golden utensils, miniscule decorative pieces and precios materials. The exhibition is rather small and not entirely interesting. Overall condition of the museum halls is excellent.
Written April 2, 2020
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Alex J
Melbourne, Australia2,208 contributions
Sep 2019
This is not just a jewellery tour. The Faberge museum is a lesson in Russian history. I missed seeing this on my first trip to the city in 2018, but on my second trip last year I was delighted to note that our group leader had budgeted two hours for this wonderful place. True, if you don't get excited by history, and by small historical objects, you should give this a miss, but you may not have a choice if you are on a group tour. If you do this on your own, PLEASE GET AN AUDIO GUIDE! It is an absolute must, well worth the extra cost. We had a wonderful guide, so we got great explanations of the important pieces. There are wonderful stories behind many of the pieces. Photos freely allowed, and some of the pieces are simply stunning. It is not all Faberge eggs, many of the pieces are small masterpieces of miniaturisation of everyday objects! One word of caution: it can be crowded, so those with a stroller may find negotiating the narrow spaces a bit difficult!
Written August 28, 2020
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ZBH88
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,202 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Was a bit insure about visiting with 2 small children but the museum itself isn't huge and plenty of space to walk around and take photos. Some very interesting pieces and interesting info sheets if you don't want to buy an audio guide. Entrance is 450 rubles per adult.
Written February 28, 2020
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Casa62
6 contributions
Sep 2019
All on one level in a gorgeous mansion on a side street off nevsky, this is a great place to spend a few hours.
There are small tours going through but not the swamped feeling we had at other attractions.
The craftsmanship and the history behind the pieces is amazing, giving a glimpse of grand lives in a past era.
The is a good gift shop on the lower level with lots of books, jewellery etc to buy. A good place to buy some faberge jewellery or ornaments that are good quality and not rip offs.
Written August 31, 2020
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101Fergie
Chelmsford, UK17 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
I took my 21 year old daughter and my son’s 20 year old girlfriend and they enjoyed this museum as much as me. This museum was my favourite. The eggs were exquisite and there was more to see. We had about an hour but I would have liked longer. It was relatively quiet with just 2 tour groups so we could take our time looking at the eggs. We used the audio guide (I got one audio for the 3 of us although she said it was one between 2). It’s very close to Nevsky Prospekt.
Written March 17, 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM


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