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  • Address: Inzhenernaya St, 4, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Hours: Wednesday through Monday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Admission: Adult admission costs R300

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State Russian Museum Tours

Art enthusiasts visiting St. Petersburg will already have the State Russian Museum at the top of their itinerary and the prestigious gallery doesn’t disappoint, with an incredible 400,000 exhibits dating back as early as the 10th century. This is the world’s largest and finest museum of Russian Art, as well as Russia’s first state-owned art museum, and walking its halls is like taking a journey through the country’s art history.

The museum was opened in 1898 inside the grand Mikhailovsky Palace and its collection has steadily grown, amassing a large number of private art collections and religious art confiscated during the Russian Revolution. Today, the extensive exhibitions are housed in a complex of palatial buildings including the Benois Wing, the Stroganov Palace, St Michael's Castle, the Marble Palace and the Mikhailovsky Gardens. Highlights of the permanent collection include iconic paintings like Bruillov's “The Last Day of Pompeii” and Repin's “The Barge Haulers,” as well as works by 20th-century Avant-garde artists like Ravel Filonov, Kazimir Malevich and Vasily Kandinsky.

Practical Info

The State Russian Museum is housed in Mikhailovsky Palace in central St. Petersburg and can be reached on foot from the Neva waterfront or the nearby Hermitage Museum. The museum is open Wednesday through Monday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and adult admission costs R300. 

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Private Half Day St Petersburg City Tour including visit to the Russian Museum, St Petersburg, null
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Private Half Day St Petersburg City Tour including visit to the Russian Museum

An excursion with an English speaking guide taking in all the sights of St Petersburg City with a visit to the State Russian Museum.

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $320.36
St. Petersburg Private Tour: State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, Private Sightseeing Tours
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St. Petersburg Private Tour: State Russian Museum

The Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg is the largest national museum in the world. It houses almost 400,000 works of art and covers the periods of ancient ...  Read more

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

From USD $70.00
Private Walking Tour in Russian Museum and Impressionism Collection from St Petersburg, St ... 
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Private Walking Tour in Russian Museum and Impressionism Collection from St Petersburg

On this tour you will discover the largest collection of Russian artwork in the world on this private walking tour through St. Petersburg's remarkable Russian ...  Read more

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

From USD $60.00
Russian Museum Private Day Tour in St.Petersburg, St Petersburg, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Russian Museum Private Day Tour in St.Petersburg

Do not miss a chance to enjoy a visit to the Russian Museum, which was built in 1819 as the Mikhailovsky Palace for Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich, a brother of ...  Read more

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

From USD $64.97
Russian Museum Guided Tour and Sightseeing Tour around the Square of Fine Art, St Petersburg, ... 
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Russian Museum Guided Tour and Sightseeing Tour around the Square of Fine Art

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

The State Russian Museum (formerly the Russian Museum of His Imperial Majesty Alexander III) is one of the largest depository of Russian fine art in the world. ...  Read more

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

From USD $49.61
Half-Day Private Tour: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and State Russian Museum with ... 
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Half-Day Private Tour: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and State Russian Museum with Traditional Lunch

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Visit the most iconic site in St. Petersburg after the Hermitage Museum: the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood. It stands out with its multicolored facade ...  Read more

Location: St Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.00
Russian Art Walking Tour of St Petersburg: Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and the Russian ... 
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Russian Art Walking Tour of St Petersburg: Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and the Russian Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Russian art and architecture are St Petersburg’s biggest draws, and on this 3-hour walking tour you’ll see two of its finest examples. Gaze in awe at the ...  Read more

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

From USD $41.35
Private St. Petersburg Food and Culture Tour, St Petersburg, Half-day Tours
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Private St. Petersburg Food and Culture Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Explore Russia’s traditional history and cuisine on this 3-hour Private Food and Culture Tour of St. Petersburg . Follow your friendly local guide through ...  Read more

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

From USD $118.00
St Petersburg Private Custom Day Tour, St Petersburg, Cultural Tours
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St Petersburg Private Custom Day Tour

Enjoy this private guided day tour which can be completely customized to your preferences. Enjoy skip-the-line admission to most crowded attractions, explore ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $190.00
1-Day Introductory Highlights Tour: Visa-Free Saint Petersburg Shore Excursion, St Petersburg, ... 
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1-Day Introductory Highlights Tour: Visa-Free Saint Petersburg Shore Excursion

This comprehensive, one day introductory tour is ideal for guests who wish to make the most of their one day visit to the magnificent city of St. Petersburg. ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.00

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