The State Hermitage

Currently Closed
  • Address: Palace Square, 32, St Petersburg, Russia, 190000, Saint Petersburg
  • Timings: 10:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +7-8127109079
  • Ticket Price: 828 RUB
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum, History Museum, Family And Kids

About The State Hermitage, Saint Petersburg

This historic art museum really needs no introduction. One of the largest museums in the world, there are over three million pieces of art that are stored in the archives. Only a small portion of this collection is put on display.

Founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, this museum is also one of the oldest in the world. The Hermitage Museum is housed in six buildings, all of which are quite old and rich in history. Among the antiquities and pieces of art that are on display here, there are some fine examples of prehistoric art forms, neo-classical and impressionist art and many other important pieces of art from around the world.

The museum has to be the first pit stop in your trip to Saint Petersburg and one can take it for granted that not even a single second in this museum will be spent in boredom. 

The State Hermitage Information

  • Do plan your trip such that you have enough time to explore the entire museum complexes.

The State Hermitage Ticket Prices

  • Free on the first Thursday of the month, 828 RU for combined ticket.

How To reach The State Hermitage by Public Transport

  • Admiralteyskaya station

Restaurants Near The State Hermitage

  • Zoom Cafe
  • European Italy Cafe
  • Italian

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Things to Know Before Visiting The State Hermitage

  • 95% of people who visit Saint Petersburg include The State Hermitage in their plan

  • 46.68% of people start their The State Hermitage visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see The State Hermitage

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

55.2% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The State Hermitage

People normally club together St. Isaac's Cathedral and Church Of The Savior On Blood while planning their visit to The State Hermitage.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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The State Hermitage, Saint Petersburg Reviews

  • Fabulous building in its own right. This conbined with a seriously extensive collection both from its palace status as well as a museum. Excellent facilities. Can book ahead. Can be busy with guided tour visits. There are separate sections to the museum. You need the General Staff gallery floor 4 to see Impressionist collection.

  • Best place for art lovers, historians. Can be lost in time. Should not go on free day though. Can be crowded. For students it is free every day. Best to. Plan ahead which section you want to see.

  • Absolutely gorgeous!! A real eye-opener!! I was lucky to visit the State Hermitage Museum at the end of May 2017. The museum closed every Monday, but they opened the door just for our two tours from our NCL Cruise ship. The museum was so huge that we walked three hours and went through part of it. There are six museum buildings for a total collection of three million priceless art and painting collections, but the museum opened just one building to the public. It must be on your bucket list, a "Must-Go" wish list item!! I am thankful for having a chance to visit the museum. Thanks God!!! From Toronto, Canada.

  • The museum is huge and you can definitely find something you like in it. It's divided into sections for different countries and also for different epochs. It's just a bit too easy to lose yourself or to mix between different sections if you are visiting without a tour guide. Also signs often point in contradictory directions. Another problem is just one small Cafe for the whole thing... So if you want to spend the whole day there and just grab a bite in between you can get lost just finding it and then enjoy your sandwich in a huge crowd. The pieces itself are amazing, something for everyone.

  • A must visit place in St Petersburg. Tremendous collection and one of the largest in the world depicts art and culture in Russian style and tsars. It has a lot of rooms with collections dedicated to specific regions of the world. European, Egyptian, Italian and a lot more from Prehistoric period to Siberian arctic antiques. Some of the rooms remained closed fir visitors especially the much hyped Golden room. 1 day isn't enough for the museum which is well maintained and informative to the visitors. Golden peacock attracts crowd. Security is good.

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