State Russian MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Inzhenernaya St, 4, St Petersburg, Russia, 191186, Saint Petersburg
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +7-8125954248
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum, Educational Site, Historical Site, Palace, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Heritage Building
State Russian Museum - Review
The State Russian museum holds the largest collection of fine arts in Russia. It was commissioned in 1895 in the impressive neoclassical Mikhailovskiy Palace and traces the complete history of Russian art, from magnificent 11th century icons to contemporary works. The palace itself which is a former imperial residence built for Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich, is a sight to see as many of the halls retain their original opulent Italianate interiors.
The notable pieces of art are by artistes like Karl Brullov, Simon Ushakov, Ivan Nikitin and many more prominent Russian stalworths. The museum is the instructional centre of art museums of the Russian Federation, overseeing activities of 260 art museums in Russia.
State Russian Museum Information
- All exhibits have an English translation along with Russian interpretation.
How To reach State Russian Museum by Public Transport
- Nearest Bus Station- Inzhenernaya Ulitsa (bus number 49)
- Nearest Share Taxi- (K100, K212)
Restaurants Near State Russian Museum
- Kafe-Pab Kino
- MIKhAYLOVSKIY restoran
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Things to Know Before Visiting State Russian Museum
56.42% of people who visit Saint Petersburg include State Russian Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
41.43% of people start their State Russian Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see State Russian Museum
84.38% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting State Russian Museum
State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg Reviews
This museum is a must-visit if you are in St. Petersburg and have even a remote interest in art. Yes, the Hermitage is amazing, so this museum sort of takes a back seat, but I spent a splendid afternoon here taking in centuries of Russian art. It's fascinating to see how the artwork here parallels, contrasts with, and was influenced by western European art from the same time periods.
While in Saint Petersburg, everyone should go to the Russian Museum. First, this is not a generic museum; only Russian artists are displayed. Second, you will learn more about Russia through its art than anything else you might do. The Russian Museum is wheelchair accessible, but the standard warning applies because of the numerous locations surrounding it. Wheelchair users: You should also always call ahead to find out if there is wheelchair access to bars, clubs, museums, and restaurants. In most cases the answer, sadly, will be in the negative. Alternatively, assume it is inaccessible and hire a few people to lift you and your chair up the stairs, and then be sure to pay very generously for the assistance.
Some beautiful artwork; nice size museum for a full afternoon. Like most modern art exhibits, that section of the museum can be skipped altogether, or seen in 10% of the time spent with the real art.
The art museum I love best in this city full of art museums. Yes, it is not as opulent as the Hermitage; the rooms a lot less imposing, but how less money still created so much beauty is admirable. The other reason why I would rather go here is that my knowledge of Russian art is a lot better than Western-European art. The paintings here speak to me, because I know the history of the artists. The huge paintings of Repin; Vereshagin and his death while doing what he did best. Learn a bit about Russian art and this museum will mean a lot more than the Hermitage can, because it is not so crowded.
This museum is amazing for art lovers. Thousand of paintings are there which shows the history of Russia. Few amazing paintings shows the battles of Russia with other countries. Its located in Saint Petersburg close by Nevsky prospect. You need around 4 to 5 hours to see all the art work including painting, statues and other clay made object. I hope my review and pics will help you.