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State Russian Museum

Inzhenernaya St., 4 | Metro: Gostiny Dvor, Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
+7 812 595-42-48
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Countless masterpieces, ranging from 12th-century icons to 20th-century paintings, are displayed at this important art museum housed in the splendid and historically significant Mikhailovsky Palace.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Inzhenernaya St., 4 | Metro: Gostiny Dvor, Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
+7 812 595-42-48
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Russian identity, history and culture on canvas. Not found anywhere else and the best experience of genuine Russia in Saint Petersburg. But then I appreciate learning about the country I’m in rather than viewing an art piece from France when in Russia. The entrance...More

Thank Katarina R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Art here covers from the 12th Century to the 20th Century, the oldest paintings are the 12th Century Icons, i really liked these, they seemed to have much less gold decoration than the ones in the Russian Churches. Next Medieval Art, Followed by everything...More

1  Thank sally j
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are an art enthusiast this is a must! Not so many tour groups come here so you are left in relative peace to enjoy the art without visitors posing in front of paintings to have their photograph or selfie taken. This museum houses...More

1  Thank dennis472016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I much preferred the laid back environment here to the crowds at Hermitage and the standard of works displayed are arguably equally good. The Tchaikovsky cafe is a must visit, and has keenly priced lunch and afternoon tea offerings in a nice atmosphere with classical...More

3  Thank Fun2Fly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we make pistache to start by the first flore where is presented the history of communiste party. In my opinion not very interesting. The top floor with many works of painters is much interesting.

Thank ydshym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely organised artwork from Russian artists demonstrating lives of Russian people from different times and regions. Visitors get to see pieces from medieval times to Soviet times.

Thank Lea369
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must visit Museum as it tells you so much about the history of Russia and their Art from 14th century icons to Malevich and other modern painters. It's the counter balance to the Hermitage with its international collections. It gave me a...More

Thank Mazeyhill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only spend a short time here, but saw the most interesting pieces and enjoyed it. The building is very nice.

Thank AWCostless
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As Heremitage also this museum consists of several interlinked buildings and corridors to get lost in. My main interest was the colourfull Russian art I had earlier seen in a wonderfull exhibition at the new annex in Malaga, Spain. On my way to the Benois...More

2  Thank Heli P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to experience true Russia, you just have to visit this place. You might say Hermitage is enough. Nah. Hermitage is all pretty and royal but this place has a collection that is going to make you want to spend the whole week...More

1  Thank hotmamatx
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5 March 2017|
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Response from amenotep | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a cloak-room, and they will store small luggage. I'm not sure if they'll accept suitcases or larger bags. Didn't see any.