The State Hermitage Museum

The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg: Hours, Address, The State Hermitage Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The State Hermitage Museum
4.5
Tuesday
10:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
10:30 - 18:00
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
About
One of the most famous art museums in the world, this museum is housed in the Winter Palace, and contains over 2.7 million exhibits including some of the world's greatest works of art.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Admission tickets
from €6.00
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Admiralteisky
How to get there
  • Admiralteyskaya • 7 min walk
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Анастасия М
1 contribution
Amazing museum
Jul 2021 • Solo
It is a good place to visit when you are the first time in Saint Peterburg! Very interesting museum! When I went there I was very happy to visited that place. Museum is very large and beautiful.
Written 5 October 2021
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mohibahmed786
Ranchi, India390 contributions
HUGE OPULENT MAJESTIC
Nov 2020 • Friends
All museums tells about history and culture and this is not different. Only to find that this tells about this part of world.
I have been to many museums: large and small.
But this one was huge.
Opulence was everywhere right from the entrance.
I am sharing few of pics...
Enjoy.....!!!
Written 28 September 2021
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TandTSwitzerland
Zurich, Switzerland976 contributions
Excellent exhibitions
Sep 2021
Beautiful palace with many nice rooms. The exhibitions are excellent, Rembrandt, Rubens etc. - you will need time to explore the whole museum and be prepared to see many people so I recommend to get there early. Definitely a must for you visit!
Written 23 September 2021
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Nina C
Wilmington, DE255 contributions
Once in a Lifetime Visit - Worthwhile!
Oct 2020 • Friends
Once in a lifetime visit to a palace full of opulence and splendor. The story of the last czar and his family comes alive as we walked through each room of the tour. Our guide provided lots of good information snd answered all of our questions along the way.
Written 14 September 2021
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Lynn M
Benfleet, UK36 contributions
Amazing art palace
Sep 2020 • Couples
My last visit while in st petersburg, on a tour with cox and kings October 2018. This was a fantastic building but the art housed inside was absolutely wonderful. A collection of the finest art leonardo de Vinci to Rembrandt. Also the unused entrance with the Atlantis was amazing. Just loved this place-a must see.
Written 10 August 2021
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Cat M
Bristol, UK51 contributions
Awesome Faberge collection, but very very crowded.
Sep 2020
This was 2019 not 2020! When travel was a thing. Catching up on reviews. It's still a must see - extraordinary palace, opulent and incredible. Not so wheelchair friendly for my dad, but he got to see quite a bit - albeit swamped by crowds. When it's open again to all get your ticket in advance.
Written 8 August 2021
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daniel r
15 contributions
Visited during the pandemic. There are 2 routes to choose from. Each "session" is for 2 hours
Aug 2020
The Palace complex of the State Hermitage is situated on the banks of Neva river, having amazing Baroque architecture, with wonderful collection of paintings and artefacts. Winter Palace, small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, New Hermitage, General Staff building and Alexander Column are part of complex. Sections of Italian Art, English Art, Russian Art, Flemish Art, French Art etc., Classical antiquity, Treasure Galleries, Numismatics, Jordan stair case, Peter Hall (small throne room, War gallery, Peacock clock, Leonardo da Vinci room, Large Throne room, Gold drawing room, Italian sky light hall, the Crouching Boy of Michelangelo, 19th century B.C. statue etc. are must watch. Needs minimum 4-5 hours to visit main areas of the complex and 6 pm is the closing time of Museum.
Written 22 July 2021
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Anthony C
Newbridge, Ireland82 contributions
What a fantastic place.
Sep 2020
What a fantastic place.

The rooms are just out of this world, and you would need 2 days to do the entire place. the exhibitions are fantastic and well worth a trip
Written 28 June 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia10,701 contributions
Buy the tickets online and don't expect English - TIPS for visit
Apr 2021
Normally I'd rate this outstanding museum 5+ stars, but having no English option on a paid guided tour is unacceptable.
The second largest museum in the world, set in one of world's most beautiful palaces is a must on every traveler list. The collection is incredible - spread in several adjoining buildings beside the splendid Winter Palace, and at the General Staff bldg as well. World history art biggest names are here.
Covid rules - TIPS:
- BUY your tickets ONLINE - due to Covid the volume of daily admittance is limited and I am not sure if they sell tickets at the counter at all !!
- Tickets are on a time slot basis with 15 min tolerance.
- You have TWO fixed routes to choose from - you can NOT combine them, nor you can take the other when you finish the first (unless you have purchased both tours with different timings),
- You can buy the guided Diamond room or guided Gold room (neither of them you can visit alone). They last 1 hour after you're left alone to walk yourself one of the routes. Tickets are almost double the fixed route, but still much cheaper than in Europe (around 15$) for such a museum,
- I chose the Diamond room tour and after 20 min was very bored and after 40 min I left the tour. The guide spoke only Russian (there was NOT an option online for English tour, so I thought it'd be bilingual), which is quite unacceptable for such a world class museum and therefore I deduct one star.
Written 20 May 2021
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maranellilorenzo
Siena, Italy6 contributions
Don’t miss this place
Apr 2021 • Couples
We had a wonderful time at the Hermitage. What a place. One of the best Italian art collections in the world. Very easy to get around and a place that takes all day but totally worth it. They need more air conditioning there though. The heat in the summer is bad for the art
Written 19 May 2021
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The State Hermitage Museum is open:
  • Tue - Tue 10:30 - 18:00
  • Wed - Wed 00:00 - 23:59
  • Thu - Thu 10:30 - 18:00
  • Fri - Sun 00:00 - 23:59
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The State Hermitage Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost €5.97, while a popular guided tour starts around €4.36 per person. See all 660 The State Hermitage Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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