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“Wrong place!!”

Hermitage Storage Facility
Ranked #157 of 1,807 things to do in St. Petersburg
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“Wrong place!!”
Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

Hermitage museum is not at this place on the map. The place that it shows is winter palace. We spend a day to find real museum :) but still that app is aweome! Thanks to producers!

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“Great behind the scenes tour...but it is only in Russian”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

After reading in lonely planet that the Hermitage offers tours of its storage facility, i was determined to go. Tickets cannot be purchased in advance or at the Hermitage Museum. According to my experience, I was only able to purchase it at the storage facility. Overall, the tour was great- the best part was the access and ability to see all the artwork, sculptures etc. stored in high-tech cases. It was a real "behind the scenes" look and the facility is very secure - there were so many secure entry points that we had to go through to get from one part to the next.

The only reason why I am not giving this 5 stars is because the tour was only in russian. Even though the website and Hermitage museum staff said there were english tours available, when I arrived, they said english tours are not offered. The process of buying tickets were relatively confusing, and it seemed like the people working there were slightly confused as well. Perhaps it is because i visited during slow season, but the only other people outside of myself was another group.

Even though the tour was in Russian, i would still highly recommend this tour. The facility is very easy to find and it is a 5 min walk from the Metro Station Staraya Derevnya. The entire tour took around 90 min. and the trip there was probably 30 min. from downtown st. petersburg.

I was really excited that photos were allowed inside (although only with phones or point and shoot cameras, not by dslrs).

hope this review is helpful to anyone considering a visit since I had hard time finding reviews about this tour online prior to my visit.

Visited April 2013
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