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St. Petersburg Museums

The State Hermitage Museum

The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter …» Continue reading


The Russian Museum

The world's largest repository of Russian art, the museum was founded in 1895 and opened to the public in 1898 as "Emperor Alexander Ill's Imperial Museum of Russian Art".…» Continue reading


Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkammer)

Located on the banks of the Neva in the center of St.Petersburg, the Kunstkammer has been the symbol of the Russian Academy of Sciences since the early 18th century. Founded to Peter the Great’s Decree, the .... » Continue reading


The Russian Museum of Ethnography

The Russian Museum of Ethnography is one of the largest ethnographic museums in the world. Its collections number about half a million exhibits consisting of objects of everyday life, archive materials, drawings, … » Continue reading


The Central Naval Museum

This is one of the oldest museums in Russia and was founded by Peter I at the beginning of the 18th century. Its collection of exhibits illustrates completely the 300 year history of the Russian Navy. In this museum you … » Continue reading


The National Pushkin Museum

The No.12 house on the embankment of the Moyka River is the place where the most famous Russian poet - A.S. Pushkin - lived the last years of his life. After his death other people lived in this flat and the museum ... » Continue reading


The State Russian Museum of the Arctic and Antarctic

The building of the museum was created by the architect A.Melnikov in 1838. In November 1930 the museum was founded by the order of the Soviet Government as a Department of the Arctic Research Institute called the …» Continue reading


State Museum of Russian Political History

A political history museum has existed in St.Petersburg since 1919. It was first housed in the Winter Palace and known as the Revolution Museum. In 1957 it moved to its current premises, where, until 1991, it was called the ... » Continue reading


The Central Museum of Railway Transport of Russia

The Central Museum of Railway Transport of Russia is situated in St.Petersburg University of construction and means of communications. The Museum is housed in a building which was specially built for it in 1902 … » Continue reading


Petropavlovskaya Fortress - The State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg

The Museum of the History of St.Petersburg has several exhibitions on the premises of the fortress. The oldest of these is located in the former prison of the Trubetskoi bastion, built between 1870 and 1872. From the time of … » Continue reading


The Anna Akhmatova Museum at the Fountain House

The famous poet Anna Akhmatova lived in a flat on the second floor of the Sheremetevsky Palace during the majority of her life and wrote many of her famous literary works here. At the end …. » Continue reading.


The Manege Central Exhibition Hall

The "Manege" is a center of art and cultural life in St. Petersburg and has been in operation for many years. The art collection here reflects the history of St. Petersburg`s painting since the year 1920. The …. » Continue reading


The St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music

St.Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music is located in the building of the former Imperial Theatres Management, erected in the 1st half of the 19 century by the great architect Carlo Rossi. This building remains … » Continue reading


The Piskariovsky Memorial Cemetery

The Piskarovskoe Cemetery is located in the northern pa rt of St. Petersburg. It was founded in 1930 and was named after the nearby village Piskarevka. During the blockade 470 thousand people and 50 thousand soldiers … » Continue reading


Blockade Museum

The origins of the museum can be traced back to the first wartime exhibition of 1942 and the 1944 exposition, "The Heroic Defence of Leningrad". Reorganized into the Blockade Museum in 1946, the exposition was closed to …» Continue reading


Academy of Arts Museum

This is one of Russia's oldest art museums, founded in 1757 along with the "Academy of the Three Noblest Arts" - painting, sculpture and architecture. It was originally conceived as an academic museum for the preservation ... » Continue reading


Bread Museum

The St. Petersburg Bread Museum was founded in 1988. This is the only museum of its kind in Russia and one of the youngest museums in the city. It is situated on the premises of the Bread Bakery Plant. The museum's … » Continue reading


The Artillery Museum

This museum, founded in 1703, is one of the oldest and largest in Russia. In the mid-18th century the artillery and military vehicles of the Russian army, its banners, orders and medals were kept in the "Memorial Hall" at the ..» Continue reading


The Yusupov Palace

The Yusupov Palace acquired its present appearance in the course of several reconstructions (1760s, architect] Jean-Baptiste Vallin de la Mothe; 1830, architect Andrei Mikhailov II; 2nd half of the 1850s, architect Ippolit ... » Continue reading


The Cruiser Aurora

The ironclad cruiser Aurora is a monument to Russian shipbuilding and the history of the Russian Navy, a veritable relic of the 1917 revolution. In 1957 it was converted into a museum. Designed by K.M.Tokarevsky, … » Continue reading


The Museum of Hygiene

The Museum of Hygiene (prior to 1990, the Museum of Public Health) was opened in 1919 for the purpose of medical enlightenment and the dissemination of medical knowledge. It is located in the former palace of Ivan ... » Continue reading


Dostoevsky Literary Memorial Museum

This museum was the final home of the famous Russian writer, Fyodor Dostoevsky, who lived here from 1878 until his death in 1881. It was in this very apartment that he completed his greatest novel, "The Brothers …» Continue reading


Museum of the History of Religion

In 1930, an exhibition devoted to the history of different religions was opened and quickly it turned into a museum. First, it was installed in the Kazansky Cathedral originally under the name of the Museum of Atheism ... » Continue reading

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