The State Hermitage

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  • 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

The State Hermitage - Review

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 Address: Palace Square, 32, St Petersburg, Russia, 190000, Saint Petersburg
  • The State Hermitage Contact Number: +7-8127109079
  • The State Hermitage Timing: 10:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • The State Hermitage Price: 828 RUB
  • Time required to visit The State Hermitage: 03:00 Hrs
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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

  • 46.43% 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

55.55% 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.

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  • A really good museum to visit. Best to get your tickets online to avoid the queues or to get there early. Wednesday and Friday are good days to go as they are open until 9. One day is not enough to see all that the museum has to offer. If you have time, get the two day pass online. The artwork and sculptures are quite spectacular. Even the architecture of the building is interesting.

  • Could not believe that its the second-largest museum in the world unless I had been to Louvre before. The vastness, grandeur, the paintings and the sculptures are really awe inspiring. It was founded in 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great acquired an impressive collection of paintings from the Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky. The museum celebrates the anniversary of its founding each year on 7 December, Saint Catherine's Day. It has been open to the public since 1852. Beautifully maintained and well managed by the management. 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. In 1991, it became known that some paintings looted by the Red Army in Germany in 1945 were held in the Hermitage. Only in October 1994 the Hermitage officially announced that it had secretly been holding a major trove of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings from German private collections. Been there in early June this year. One can easily spend the whole day appreciating its beauty tirelessly.

  • Founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great it is the second largest museum in the world with a collection of over three million items, of which only a small part is on permanent display. It boasts the largest collection of paintings in the world. The collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings, including The Winter Palace of the Czars. Bustling with many hundred tourists: the queue for entrance tickets quickly grows from early morning - expect a long wait. My advice is you jump this queue by booking a guided tour in advance. (Official tours have priority entrance, in advance of general public entry).

  • It's a great museum with lots of things to see but the ticket will last you only a day, it is impossible to see the museum at peace in a day and I wish the ticket would last me at least another day so that I can visit other sections on the next day and main palace on the first day. I entered right at the opening time and I barely completed the main complex by closing time, although there are also 2 hour tours available that would comb through the main exhibits. Secondly the map and info provided could be improved so that people would know how to navigate. The exhibits were superb and worth your time.

  • Overall wonderful place to spend the day but there are some things you should know ahead of time. The line for tickets is always long, even the electronic kiosk. You can purchase tickets online before going and I strongly recommend that if you are not one for long lines (who is). Also know that long lines means large crowds inside. Knowing this ahead of time can mentally prepare you. Other than that it was a great experience!

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