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
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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.
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Neighbourhood: Admiralteisky
How to get there
  • Admiralteyskaya • 7 min walk
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Alexander_Kudrin
Samara, Russia9,009 contributions
Family
The last time I was in the Hermitage was when I was 14 years old. Nevertheless, I remember the main sights well. You can buy a ticket online for 700 rubles.
The tour gives an opportunity to see the main halls and exhibits in an hour and a half.
We did not like the first guide, so we joined another group with a lively woman who vividly told many interesting stories about the exhibits. We spent three and a half hours at the museum. We walked only 8 km, but fatigue apparently affected and by the end we could hardly move our legs.
Written 28 July 2022
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La Si
Prague, Czech Republic2 contributions
Lakhta Tower with height of 462m is the highest building in Europe and 16th highest skyscraper in the world. Recommand to visit 🙂
Written 15 February 2022
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Lilya T
Los Angeles, CA12 contributions
The State Hermitage Museum is the home of the world most famous art. It's a must while visiting St. Petersburg.
Written 24 January 2022
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Maxim
England, UK29 contributions
Been several times. Excellent place. Now especially better when you can book a time slot for entering the museum, so no need to queue now, however there is miscommunication on the website about booking kids tickets and also the web site says that ticket office is shut there, but when we turned up there with kids, we were told off in a rude form that we should have gotten the free tickets for kids at the ticket office, that according to the web site is shut. So we were talked upon in a rude form for following their own instructions! Also the staff members in most of the rooms should be a bit friendlier towards kids in my opinion. However, there were only a handful that were very positive towards young kids, as this encourages visits to museums with young kids…
Written 15 January 2022
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The_Coach55
Ruislip, UK781 contributions
Solo
The Hermitage is situated within the fabulous Winter Palace on the banks of the Neva River on one side and Palace Square on the other side.

I took the purple metro line 4 to Admiralteyskaya station and it was less than half a mile on foot to the museum from there.

The Hermitage is vast and it is not possible to see everything in one visit, similar to London’s National Gallery, the Louvre in Paris and the Prado in Madrid.

As a consequence I did not get to see any Impressionist art but I did enjoy much work from primarily the 17th and 18th centuries.

I very much liked the large collection of Rubens, Van Dyck and Poussin. I did also spot a couple of paintings by an old favourite Frans Hals.

There was a special exhibition of Albrecht Durer’s work. Ironically I had recently visited the Durer exhibition at the National Gallery, but the Hermitage’s version was much more extensive.

I liked the statue of Voltaire by Jean-Antoine Houdon and it was also fascinating to view the numerous state rooms and artefacts within from the pre revolution days.

I purchased a ticket online for 5000 roubles and required a PCR test within 24 hours of my visit to gain entry.

I will definitely need to revisit to view what I missed the first time.
Written 13 December 2021
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Анастасия М
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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, India392 contributions
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, Switzerland1,024 contributions
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
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, UK37 contributions
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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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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