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MUSEUMS OF ST. PETERSBURG


St. Petersburg is often called a museum city. Its museums house multitudinous collections of world art and culture.
 

The first public museum in Russia, Kunstkammer, is stemming from the first collection of rarities brought together by the Russian emperor, Peter the Great. The academic research expeditions of 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries were replenishing the museum with more and more exhibits. The researchers crossed Siberia, Kamchatka, and several times reached the shore of Antarctica traveling round the world. The museum of Anthropology and Ethnography named after Peter the Great keeps unique articles that illustrate culture of different nations.
 

Being in St. Petersburg you cannot help visiting the Hermitage, which is the real treasure-house where over 5 million works of arts are kept and exhibited. Catherine the Second was the founder of this collection. The collection of the Emperor Museum was being actively replenished during 18th and 19th centuries. After the coup of 1917, a lot of works of art from socialized tsar palaces and private collections were transferred to the Hermitage. Picture-gallery is the oldest and the most popular collection of the Hermitage. It reflects the main stages of development of fine arts, from the late Middle Ages, till the present time. The works of the greatest masters of Western Europe form a substantial part of the collection. The Russian Museum is the biggest picture gallery dedicated to Russian fine arts from ancient Russia to the present time. The museum was conceived as the Emperor Museum of Alexander the Third. In 1917 it was renamed into the State Russian Museum. Main exhibits are exposed in the halls of the Mikhailovsky Palace, which by itself is a masterpiece of Russia classical architecture. You can find here the vast collection of canvases created by Russian and Soviet artists, together with works of Russian art of the 2oth century from avant-guard till the present days.
 

Peter and Paul Fortress is  historical and architectonic monument of the Peter the Great Epoch. The museum of St. Petersburg history is located in the Superintendent house in its territory. You can see the development of the city from its start till the present days in this museum. Such buildings as Peter and Paul Cathedral, Grand Dukes Burial-vault, Boat house, Engineering House are located in the territory of the Fortress.
 

The State Museum of Ethnography keeps a great many of exhibits dedicated to traditions, life-style, and culture of all nations, nationalities, and ethnic groups of Russia and the former Soviet Union. The exhibits of the Central Naval Museum as well as the Museum of Artillery, Sappers, and Intercommunication illustrate the history of development of Russian military science.
 

Literary and theater museums form the special group of institutions. The Memorial apartment of A.S. Pushkin, the Literary Memorial Museum of F.M. Dostoevsky, the Memorial apartment of N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov bring back the memories of the great Russian poets, writers, composers, and artists.
 

By tradition, a great many of exhibitions are held in St. Petersburg every day, starting from sumptuous opening days in the most prestigious halls, to very informal exhibitions of unconventional art. You can find a lot of modern art galleries, as well as antiquary saloons, and shops.

 

ART MUSEUMS
  • STATE HERMITAGE 
  • STATE RUSSIAN MUSEUM.
  • MARBLE PALACE 
  • MIKHAYLOVSKY (ENGINEERS) CASTLE
  • STROGANOV PALACE
  • MUSEUM OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS
    Working since 1757, this is one of the oldest art museums in the city. It is located in the building of the Russian Academy of Arts. Temporary exhibits of modern artists and graduates of the Academy.
    University Emb. 17. Metro: Vasileostrovskaya
    Open Wed. Sun. 11 a.m. -- 6 p.m. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • MUSEUM OF CITY SCULPTURE
    The museum is located on the territory of the Alexander Nevsky Monastery. 18th and 19th century necropolis.
    Nevsky Prosp. 179/2. Metro: Alexander Nevsky Square
    Open Fri - Wed 10 a.m. -- 7 p.m. Closed on Thursdays
HISTORY MUSEUMS AND PLACES
  • CABIN OF PETER THE GREAT
    The first dwelling house in St. Petersburg. The exhibition includes the Tsars personal things and a boat that he built.
    Petrovskaya Emb. 6 Metro: Gorkovskaya
    Open Wed-Mon 10 a. m. 4 p. m. Closed on Tuesdays and on the last Monday of each month
  • PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF ST. PETERSBURG
  • PETER THE GREAT'S PALACE IN THE SUMMER GARDENS
    The palace was built to the design of D.Trezzini in 1710-1714. Its well-preserved interiors house 18th-century furniture, Peter I's clothes his workshop with the period lathes.
    The summer Gardens. Metro Gostinny Dvor/ Nevsky Prospekt.
  • PETER THE GREAT'S COTTAGE
    It was the ferst home of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg. This small wooden building has been preserved from the early days of the city thanks to special stone structure put up tp protect it in 1844. In 1930 it was openedas museum displaying Peter I's personal belongings and authentic items from his epoch.
    Petrovskaya nab.6. Metro Gorkovskaya
  • ST ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL (MUSEUM)
  • RUSSIAN MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY
  • MENSHIKOV PALACE (branch of the State Hermitage)
  • YUSUPOV PALACE 
  • MUSEUM OF ARTILLERY, ENGINEERING FORCES, AND SIGNAL TROOPS
  • CENTRAL NAVAL MUSEUM
  • MILITARY MEDICAL MUSEUM OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION DEFENCE MINISTRY
    The museum exhibition cover the history of military medical services from the 18th century till the present time.
    Lazaretny per.,2 . Metro: Pushkinskaya
  • CRUISER AURORA
  • SMOLNY
  • ALEXANDER SUVOROV MUSEUM
    The museum exhibition surveys the main            stages of the life and activity of the glorious Russian military commander. Money for the museum was donated by common people from all parts of the country and the exposition was opened in 1904.
    Kirochnaya ul., 43
  • MONUMENT OF THE HEROIC DEFENDERS OF LENINGRAD 
    The largest martial museum in the world. It's located in the building of the old Arsenal. The collection of the museum numbers about 500,000 items: examples of armaments, military uniforms, banners, orders, battle relics of the Russian Army. The monument unveiled in 1975 was created by the architest S.Speransky and the sculptor M.Anikushin.
    Ploshchad pobedy. Metro - Moscovskaya.
    Open Wednesday - Sunday, from 11.00 am to 05.00 pm. Closed Monday, Tuesday and last Thursday.
  • PISKARYOVKA CEMETRY 
  • MUSEUM OF THE RAILWAYS
    The museum exhibition gives an overview of the history of the Russian railways. Work gear, and a collection of bridge models, including those of St. Petersburg are on display.
    Sadovaya St. 50. Metro: Sadovaya
    Open SunThurs. 11 a.m. 5.30 p.m. Closed on Fridays, Saturdays and on the last Tuesday of each month
  • CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST
  • MUSEUM OF RUSSIA POLITICAL HISTORY
    The museum occupies the former residence of the ballet dancer Matilda Kshesinskaya. Some of the revolutionary events of 1917 took place in this house built by A.Gogen in 1904 - 1906.
    Kuibysheva ul., 2-4 Metro: Gorkovskaya
  • HISTORY MUSEUM OF WAX FIGURES
  • "THE CROSSES" ("KRESTY") MUSEUM
    The museum exhibition focuses on the history of the most notorious St Petersburg prison and conditions in which its prisoners held.
    Arsenalnaya nab., 7. Metro Ploshchad Lenina
SCIENCE MUSEUMS
  • PETER THE GREAT MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND ETHNOGRAPHY THE KUNSTKAMMER
  • ZOOLOGICAL MUSEUM
    The exhibitions show the origin and development of the Earths animal life. The collection includes over 17 million animal species, 500,000 of which are on display.
    University Emb. 1/3. Metro: Vasileostrovskaya
    Open Sat-Thurs. 11 a.m. -- 5 p.m. Closed Fri
  • ALEXANDER PUSHKIN'S MEMORIAL FLAT
  • ANNA AKHMATOVA MUSEUM (FONTANNY DOM)
    The flat is located in the wing of the former Sheremetyev Palace ("Fontanny House") built in 1746-1750 to the design of S.Chevakinsky and F.Argunov. The original look of the flat where Anna Akhmatova lived in 1933-1941 and 1944-1954. An exhibition on her life and work.
    Fontanka Embankment, 34 (entrance from Liteiny Prospect, 53). Metro: Gostiny Dvor / Nevsky Prospect
    Open Sat-Thurs. 10.30 a.m. 5.30 p.m. Closed Mon. and the last Wed. of each month.
  • MUSEUM OF F. M. DOSTOYEVSKY (DOSTOEVSKY MEMORIAL FLAT)
    This is flat where the eminent writer spent his last years (from 1878 till 1881). The interior of the writers flat has been reconstructed. The exhibition points out the different stages of the writers works.
    Kuznechnyj per., 5/2. Metro: Dostoevskaya
    Open Tu-Sun 11 a.m. -- 5.30 p.m. Closed Mon and the last Wed of each month.
  • MUSEUM OF THE PLEKHANOV MINING INSTITUTE
    The museum boasts one of the finest collections in the world demonstrating the composition of the earth's crust. It has dozens of thousands of minerals from all parts of the world and hundreds of models showing the history of mining and metallurgical technology in Russia.
  • EXHIBITION HALLS HORSE GUARDS MANEGE CENTRAL EXHIBITION HALL
    Isakievskaya Square, 1 Metro: Nevsky Prospect
  • MIKHAYLOVSKY MANEGE
    Manezhnaya Square, 2. Metro: Gostiny Dvor / Nevsky Prospect
  • LENEXPO EXHIBITION CENTER
    Bolshoy Prosp. Vassilievsky Island, 103. Metro: Vasileostrovskaya / Primorskaya
  • "LITERATORSKYE MOSTKY" MEMORIAL NECROPOLIS OF RUSSIAN WRITERS
    Rasstannaya ul.,30. Metro: Ligovsky prospekt 
  • MEMORIAL FLAT OF THE SATIRIST MIKHAIL ZOSHCHENKO
    Malaya Koniushennaya ul., 42. Metro: Gostiny Dvor / Nevsky Prospect
  • MUSEUM OF ALEXANDER POPOV, THE INVENTOR OF RADIO
    Professora Popova ul., 5. Metro Petrogradskaya.
  • MENDELEYEV METEOROLOGY MUSEUM
    Moscovsky prosp., 19.
  • MUSEUM OF THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC
    The most important sections of the museum deal with the history of theexploration and study of the Arctick and Antarctic by Russian scientists.
    Marata ul., 24A. Metro Vladimirovskaya, Dostoyevskaya
  • VLADIMIR NABOKOV MEMORIAL HOUSE
    The outstanding Russian-born American novelist his young years in this house. He left Russian in 1919.
    Bolshaya Morscaya ul., 47
 
 

 

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