The work displayed in the museum displays and array of work, displaying pieces that exhibit the development of world art from the beginning of recorded art history up through modern day. The museum shows perhaps the most impressive displays of primitive art, archeology and culture, as well as work during the soviet era.
There are also large exhibits in Western European art, featuring sculptures, applied arts, and paintings ranging from the 13th century onward, as well as Egyptian antiquities, bringing the life and culture of ancient Mesopotamia to life.
Great day's outing with a very knowledgeable guide and small group. The Russian lunch was nice and the Hermitage was amazing.
Our guide was personable and very knowledgeable. She tailored The Hermitage tour to include specific artists at our request. Her English was flawless. We enjoyed our day with her
The tour was very good, we enjoyed seeing the most important buildings of the city. Our tourguide knew so much about the history of the city and tsars, she was excellent. The Hermitage was beyond our expectations, no museum can match this one. Our guide took us to the most famous art pieces and elucidated on the tsar family history.
The Main Museum Complex, Menshikov Palace, General Staff building and the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory are all open 6 days a week, but for exhibits that are displayed in other buildings, make sure to check in advance hours of operation.
The Hermitage can be reached by virtually all forms of city transport including the trams 1,7, 10, and 11, buses, 7, 10, 24, express bus 187, and several surrounding metro stations.