Art Museums in St. Petersburg

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Art Museums in St. Petersburg

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  • dogWithVegan
    St Helens, UK279 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    best museum bar none. visited years ago and saw some absolutely priceless works of art. The camera police/nuns are annoying who knock about
    Written June 11, 2024
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  • TandTSwitzerland
    Zurich, Switzerland1,175 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Part of the Hermitage complex, it has a huge collection of paintings. Some nice Monet, Picasso, Kandinsky etc. you need at least two hours to visit. Tickets can be purchased online (specific time slot is assigned). Highly recommended to visit if you are in the area.
    Written September 28, 2021
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  • witston
    Newmarket, UK215 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I think this is the first review here in English. And honestly it is better if you can understand Russian. The Exhibits have English translation. The Magic show is in Russian but you can understand most of it because the magic is visual. The guided tour is not so good because all Russian. But still it is an interesting place and worth a visit.
    Written October 24, 2019
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  • JvNiftrik
    Helsinki, Finland1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excursions was available in English language and the host made the experience very enjoyable with interesting and funny commentary. Certainly exceeded my imagination and perception about art with clever, fun and surprising designs!

    The location was easily accessible, the excursions was affordable and took approx. less than one hour. Definitely worth visiting!

    Visit in the shadow museum can be easily combined with Hermitage, Russian state museum or Faberge museum etc. because of the close proximity.

    Lastly, the museum has hilarious “merch” that can be bought from the reception.
    Written July 28, 2021
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  • FrederickWentworth
    Rouen, France1,077 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well appointed ultra-modern museum in a grand neoclassical building, very easy to reach by trolley bus from Nevsky prospect (lines 10 &11 if I remember correctly). Sadly enough no tourists. A nice change after the kitsch horrors in the touristy galleries around Nevski. Loved Alexander Kabin's "Northern Railway Station" and above all Alexander Kompaniets' s "Galoshes" but those are only my favourites--plenty more to see. There is a very quiet café serving delicious cakes (and a restaurant). Recommended.
    Written March 10, 2020
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  • cabl2016
    Kennewick, WA41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love creative opportunities but am often disappointed in my end result. This class was so fun and educational. I learned new techniques and felt a sense of accomplishment. This finished doll will even be on display!
    Written March 6, 2020
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  • Annie S
    Stratford-upon-Avon, UK171 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whilst the rest of the city was awash with tourists this little gem was delightfully quiet. Opened at 10.30 with just a few people waiting. We had a guide who translated the palace’s guide for us but with a good guide book you could still get a lot from this place. Probably wouldn’t take more than an hour or so. Look out for their great coffee shop, entrance just along the street.
    Written August 10, 2019
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  • Frieda F
    St. Petersburg, Russia36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A true must! It reminded me of a miniature version of the V&A. I stopped by on a Saturday at around 1pm only to find out that the only way to visit the museum is via a guided tour. Fortunately a group was convening in the hall of the main lobby so I was able to join right in the nick of time. But beware the tour is in Russian, and lasts a good two hours. Had plenty of time to take photographs and take in the very beautiful rooms. Our guide opened up a variety of cabinets and secret rooms which are typically kept under lock and key. My suggestion is to call in advance and to find out when the daily tour takes place, and if there is an English speaking one. Even if there isn’t, you can still enjoy this gem of a museum and just read up on the collector-Stieglitz-and his exquisite and rare collection. Interestingly the guide didn’t tell us much about who he was, or mention his execution by the Bolsheviks. The museum was used during the Blockade to train future art restorators, in view of news filtering in about extensive damage to palaces outside the city (Peterhof, Pavlovsk, Gatchina). Many of its graduates took part in the post war restoration of the city’s destroyed palaces.
    Written September 16, 2018
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  • MarinaS
    Dublin, Ireland31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love this place, it is so grand and graceful, by architect Cameron.
    They sometimes have exhibitions inside. But it always surrounded with these antic philosopher's busts.
    Found one of two great 2 meter monuments is missing, hopefully for restoration. It is a male one, I know that the local navy future officers (from local naval institute) at some last graduation day come to there to polish the , pardon, eggs. which were in different colour than the rest of the monument. It is been restored now.. probably to level the polishness....
    Written December 9, 2019
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  • rozarka
    Bratislava, Slovakia349 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great thing about this museum is that its open late night so if you are in St.Petersburg for just few days, you can squeeze it in your tight schedule. All the machines, statues and pictures were great, funny and in some ways also educational. I would appreciate more english tags on all the stuff as my russian is not that good. On certain times (I think its every hour) there is also tour and the employee explained history of the many sexmachines, however that was in russian as most visitors were russian so I didnt understand much but everyone laughed a lot so I guess it was really funny :D The best highlight? 3D TV with 3D porn, that really rocked! Also, its a bit hard to find this museum because its entrance is not directly on the street. However you can spot it thanks to this huge blonde sexy matrioshka outside ;-)
    Written October 29, 2014
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  • MikesWorld1111
    Milan, Italy709 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was happy to see it again because it's a truly unique museum. It's located about 15 minutes walk from Savior on the Spilled Blood church and it's near the Faberge museum. Most of the pieces are few millimeter in size and some of their parts are measured in micron like the photos I added of the chess table: Height 2mm and 3.5mm lenght
    Written August 24, 2022
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  • Klaus V
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was looking for a contemporary museum in St. Petersburg and was recommended to the ARTMUZA museum by a friend - also like ERATA on Vasilyevsky Island. As I found out, this was a former musical instrument factory.
    Works by various artists can be viewed over three floors.
    But it is not just the works on display that are to be viewed; the entire building is a single work of art that is bursting with creativity.
    There are many small shops, offices and stores that fit harmoniously into the overall structure. The stylish cafes invite you to take a break.

    All in all a great concept that should be seen. Admission is free.
    Written January 3, 2020
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  • 𝓝𝓪𝓽𝔂 ® 👑
    Moscow, Russia141,337 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Since the beginning of the 18th century, collecting works of art masters has acquired national importance. Catherine II, who was actively involved in the enterprise, spared no expense to replenish her collection. By 1842, the imperial collection was replenished. Over time, the collection became so large that, by decree of Nicholas I, a new separate building was erected - the New Hermitage. The grand opening took place on February 5, 1852. The building is easy to recognize; it is decorated with figures of 10 Atlases.
    Written December 12, 2023
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  • znatno
    St. Petersburg, Russia12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Together with a French tourist we found this - to be a funny comix gallery - Art-joke, with a serious background.
    Written October 25, 2019
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  • t.metamorfosis
    Moscow, Russia242 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place in the centre of St.Petersburg where you can check modern exhibitions.
    During the pandemic they allow only online tickets.

    If you are a group of students and have a discount you need to buy tickets separately, You discount would be applied to one of them only.

    Not a fan of modern exhibitions btw.
    Written January 12, 2021
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