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MUSEUMS. State Russian Museum

The State Russian Museum has the biggest collection of Russian fine arts in the world. It was opened in Mikhailovsky Palace on 7th of March of 1898 on Nicholas II's order and became the first state museum of Russian art.

The unique collection of the Russian Museum counts about 400,000 exhibits, covers all historical periods and development tendencies of Russian art, all it schools, sorts and genres over a period of 1000 years, from 10th to 20th centuries. 

Here it is possible to see works of all artists who compose the glory and pride of Russian art - Andrei Rublev, Dionisus, Shubin, Brullov, Aivazovsky, Repin, etc.

Today the State Russian Museum occupies four palaces, all of them are located in the historical center of St. Petersburg:


Mikhailovsky Palace (palace of the Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich, son of Pavel the First)

  • 2, Inzhenernaya Street (ulitsa)
  • Metro - Gostiny Dvor or Nevsky Prospakt.
  • Open Wednesday through Monday, from 10.00 am to 06.00 pm, 
    until 05.00 pm on Monday.







Marble Palace (Palace of Grand Dukes Romanov)

  • 5/11 Millionnaya Street (Ulitsa)
  • Metro - Gostinyy Dvor or Nevsky Prospekt.
  • Open Wednesday through Monday, from 10.00 am to 05.00 pm, 
    until 04.00 pm on Monday.
  • Closed on Tuesday.

Main exhibitions: "Foreign Artista in Russia" (XIII - XIX centuries) & "Peter Ludvig Museum in the Russian Museum".






Stroganov Palace (Stroganov family palace, oldest and richest family in Russia)

  • 17, Nevsky Avenue
  • Metro - Nevsky Prospekt or Gostiny Dvor
  • Temporary closed. 







St. Michael's Castle (Emperor Pavel the First's palace) or Inzhenerny Castle

  • 2, Sadovaya Street (Ulitsa)
  • Metro - Gostinyy Dvor or Nevsky Prospekt
  • Open Wednesday through Monday, from 10.00 am to 06.00 pm,
    until 05.00 pm on Monday. Tickets-offices close 1 hour earlier.
  • Closed on Tuesday. 

Since 1817, the castle housed an Engineering School, which was attended by many great Russian figures of the past, including the writer F.M.Dostoyevsky. Permanent exhibitions: portrait gallery of Russian public figures of the XVIII-XIX centuries, and exposition of sculptural portraits of the XVIII century. 




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