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  • Address: Palace Embankment, 34, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
  • Hours: Closed Mondays
The State Hermitage (Государственный Эрмитаж) is one of the largest and oldest art and cultural museums in the world. The museum was originally built privately under the orders of Catherine the Great, housing her ever-growing collection; however, in 1852, the doors were opened to the public, since acquiring enough art to fill its six magnificent buildings residing along the Neva embankment and near the Winter Palace.

The museum displays an array of work, with pieces that exhibit the development of world art from the beginning of recorded history through modern day. The museum shows perhaps the most impressive displays of primitive art, archaeology and cultural pieces, as well as work from the Soviet era.

There are also large Western European art exhibits that feature sculptures, applied arts and paintings from the 13th century onward, as well as Egyptian antiquities that bring the life and culture of ancient Mesopotamia to life.

Practical Info

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.

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Combination Tour: Hermitage Museum Diamond and Gold Rooms Tour with a Curator Including All-Day ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Combination Tour: Hermitage Museum Diamond and Gold Rooms Tour with a Curator Including All-Day Admission to the Museum

Take a tour of the Hermitage Treasure Galleries (also known as the Diamond Room and Gold Room) with a Hermitage Curator! These are the most prized sections of ...  Read more

Location: St Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00
Private tour: Hermitage Museum Including Tours of Diamond and Gold Rooms with a Curator, St ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private tour: Hermitage Museum Including Tours of Diamond and Gold Rooms with a Curator

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Take a tour of the Hermitage Treasure Galleries (also known as the Diamond Room and Gold Room) with a Hermitage Curator! These are the most prized sections of ...  Read more

Location: St Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00
State Hermitage Museum Small-Group Walking Tour, St Petersburg, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

State Hermitage Museum Small-Group Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 38 Reviews

Admire renowned paintings and sculptures by Leonardo Da Vinci, Picasso and Van Dyk, on this inspiring small-group walking tour of the State Hermitage Museum, ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.22
Diamond Room in the Hermitage Museum with a Curator including All Day admission to the Museum, St ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Diamond Room in the Hermitage Museum with a Curator including All Day admission to the Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Take a tour of the Hermitage Diamond Room with a Hermitage Curator. The Diamond Room houses the biggest collection of the Russian Emperor's finest jewelry. It ...  Read more

Location: St Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
1 Day Imperial Saint Petersburg Highlights Tour Visas Included, St Petersburg, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

1 Day Imperial Saint Petersburg Highlights Tour Visas Included

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Feel yourself Russian Emperor. See it all: imperial palaces and fountains, and the most Russian church of St. Petersburg. After admiring the Hermitage ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.19
Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, St Petersburg, Ports of Call Tours
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Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Admire the outstanding masterpieces of the array of art in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg during a 3-hour private and customizable tour. We will meet ...  Read more

Location: St Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Private Tour: Family-Oriented Saint Petersburg Experience, St Petersburg, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Family-Oriented Saint Petersburg Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Get ready to experience the sights and sounds of Saint Petersburg and initial taste of art in the Hermitage Museum in this 6-hour private tour. Find yourself ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00
4-Hour Hermitage Museum Semi-Private Tour, St Petersburg, Family Friendly Tours & Activities
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

4-Hour Hermitage Museum Semi-Private Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy a small-group tour of St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum for a personalized experience with an art-enthusiast guide, who shares knowledge about the museum ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
St. Petersburg City Sightseeing Tour, St Petersburg, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

St. Petersburg City Sightseeing Tour

During the sightseeing tour around St. Petersburg you will see many beautiful palaces, churches and cathedrals, magnificent stores and hear about the history ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.92
St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: One Day Highlights Tour, St Petersburg, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: One Day Highlights Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

This tour will introduce you to the northern Capital of Russia. This tour includes all the main highlights of St. Petersburg including the Hermitage (closed on ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $160.00

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