State Russian Museum

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

State Russian Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Nevskiy
How to get there
  • Nevsky Prospekt • 6 min walk
  • Gostiny Dvor • 8 min walk
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Alexander_Kudrin
Samara, Russia8,758 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
A wonderful museum located in the Mikhailovsky Palace.
A rich collection of Russian art in beautiful interiors.
Health and safety - temperature at the entrance, you need to scan the QR code, present your passport, the requirement to maintain social distance, wear a mask, employees wear masks.
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Written 22 January 2022
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Maxim
England, UK29 contributions
Nov 2021
Excellent! Must do. Staff very good with visitors with young kids! Lady in the wardrobe really sympathetic with those who come with kids!
Written 8 January 2022
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Hanna
Milwaukee, WI44 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
My rating doesn’t have much to do with museum itself but rather people working. Tickets were only available for 5pm with museum closing at 6pm. We came at 4:30pm and were lucky to get in.
Beautiful paintings by classic Russian artists: Shishkin, Surikov, Vasnetsov, Aivazovsky… At 5:43pm one of the attendants in the last halls on the first floor started yelling for everyone to get out as museum was closing. Just when I finally found Moonlit Night on the Dniepr by Kuindzhi - the continuous nagging didn’t let me to enjoy the painting for a minute. One of the other attendants switched the light off in her hall. Again, way before 6pm. Several were on their phones.
Very different experience from what I imagined when people are passionate about the art they work with and want to share that with the public.
If you go, go early to enjoy uninterrupted experience.
Written 9 August 2021
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Harvey H
107 contributions
Mar 2020
For any art lover, this is your museum. It is only Russian artists' works here. The icons and paintings range from hundreds of years old to modern day. It is a must see museum in Saint Petersburg.
Written 10 July 2020
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FrederickWentworth
Rouen, France985 contributions
Feb 2020
We have been there several times in the past but it is always a pleasure to see again and again the gorgeous works by Malevich and Kandinsky. This year we went there primarily for the major Repin exhibition which was most enjoyable and instructive. Go while it lasts because we never see his paintings in Western Europe and it is a shame.
Written 10 March 2020
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John M
Houston, TX23 contributions
Feb 2020
This Art Museum is a manageable Art Museum Dedicated to Russian Classical Art. Everyone wants to go to the Hermitage - which is a meandering museum which really takes three days, otherwise it is a whirlwind trot trying to keep up with the tour guide. On the other hand this museum is very well laid out and affords the visitor a true Russian experience. You can take in the whole museum in several hours at a manageable pace. It is housed in a beautiful palace, that is much more pleasing than the Hermitage. It has cafes and restrooms which are easily accessible. (Hint, any cultural event that you want to experience in Russia at leisure should occur in the morning. About 11 am the international tour buses begin showing up. We got there at 10 am and there was no wait. When we left at 1 pm the line was so long that they were admitting people in groups of 30 an estimated wait time of 30 - 45 minutes. This is going to be true for any of the major Russian museums or cultural events. Get there in the morning. Tour guides like there groups to have leisurely breakfast, ;have to get them loaded on the bus and then make it through the streets of St. Petersburg and they all get there about the same time)
Written 6 March 2020
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Diptych
Hampton, UK1,138 contributions
Feb 2020
A great museum that would certainly have merited 5 stars in my reviewing were it not for the fact that my wife's gloves disappeared from her coat's deep pockets whilst it was in the care of the cloakroom attendants. Just be certain not to leave any valuables in your pockets and you will not leave this museum with an unpleasant taste in your mouth as we did unfortunately. The current exhibition featuring the work of the Russian painter Repin is spellbinding.
Written 19 February 2020
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Anthony H
Nice, France204 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Very interesting one with big painting and the well know paint from Viktor Vasnetsov. It is located close to Nevskiy avenue and costs 500 Р.
Written 9 January 2020
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drogilmour
Guatemala City, Guatemala2,691 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
The collection is wonderful, there are masterpieces by Aivazovsky, Surikov, Vasnetsov, Levitan, Repin. what called our attention was the existence of crafts too, this makes the museum impossible to cover in less than five hours, get a guide on internet and choose the pieces to see.
Written 23 December 2019
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Shelimashrafahmed
183 contributions
Dec 2019
Its a nice and amazing museum, I spent over an hour, lots to see inside, I took some nice pictures. Staffs are very helpful.
Written 18 December 2019
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State Russian Museum is open:
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu - Thu 13:00 - 21:00
  • Fri - Mon 10:00 - 18:00

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