The State Hermitage, Saint Petersburg

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Address: Palace Square, 32, St Petersburg, Russia, 190000, Saint Petersburg

Phone: +7-8127109079

Ticket Price: 828 RUB

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

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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

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The State Hermitage, Saint Petersburg Reviews

  • Sometimes I can’t stop thinking about you, what you represent, what surrounds you. My favourite memories concern walking in dead of night with my brother across your Square. The sound of the blind saxophonist plays in my mind when I’m feeling nostalgic. I like you most when I can see you fully.

  • The Museum is Magnificent and really huge! The Winter Palace now houses the Hermitage Museum. The original Winter Palace of Peter the Great is separate from this Museum complex and separate ticket is required. The Museum is one of the largest Museum in the world. Of the six buildings in the main museum complex, five—namely the Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, New Hermitage and Hermitage Theatre—are open to the public. One day is not enough to completely view all exhibits on display.

  • Very nice place and big and historical,this museum is very big you will need few days to see it all if you go the first Thursday of the month is free but make sure you are there early. Definitely a place to see and visit

  • My visit was a dream come true. Take a ticket from the ticket machine outside and avoid the line. A ticket from the machine (750 rubles when I bought ib 2017) gives you access to the complete museum collection, which is in FIVE DIFFERENT BUILDINGS. Note, that the modern art collection is in the building across from the main museum building. If you spend more time in town, ask for a 2 day ticket. I didn't purchase it myself, but I believe there is a possibility.

  • The nicest museum I have ever seen. Very rich collection of art and historical things. If you're going to visit it be ready to spent whole day there. But even whole day would be little too see everything in there. Better to come before opening, as there is very large queqe there. We had been waited for 1 hour to buy ticket.

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