The State Hermitage2031 Votes Currently Closed
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 Travel Tips
- Do plan your trip such that you have enough time to explore the entire museum complexes.
Entrance Ticket Details For The State Hermitage
- Free on the first Thursday of the month, 828 RU for combined ticket.
How to Reach The State Hermitage
- Admiralteyskaya station
- Zoom Cafe
- European Italy Cafe
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65.79% of people who visit Saint Petersburg include The State Hermitage in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
42.86% of people start their The State Hermitage visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see The State Hermitage
58.42% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The State Hermitage
The State Hermitage Reviews & Ratings
Far to many people & we had early entry for a small group tour, you'll still line up & shuffle around. Though after the first few rooms people go in different directions so it did ease off a bit. It's far to big to expect to see a lot or you just see a little of each exhibition. For me it was the stunning chandeliers rather than the museum exhibits. Rest rooms, shops & cafes near the exit.
Wonderful museum, a bit like the Louvre. The building is a piece of art by itself. It is a bit hard to get around, ask one of the many stuff guys that are around. Most of them are friendly and some speak English. Recommendation for tickets: buy your ticket at one of the ticket machines inside the courtyard of the palace and enter the museum nearly without waiting time. For online tickets there is a special entrance with a long queue. "Fast pass tickets" are really not necessary!
This is a great place! Take your ticket through the net, cause it's a separat entry with less people waiting to enter. Take your time to visit all! You'll be have to spend 2 or 3 days at least. Take a map and translator machine whether you don't have a guide. Take the ticket into the inner yard and go to the opposite entry it is much faster. Enjoy.! Russia is big and great!
An incredible museum where you can easily spend 2 full days. We were told that Wednesday after 4PM is the best time to arrive as it gets EXTREMELY busy. Many of the doorways are quite narrow and large tour groups come through at the same time making parts of the museum difficult to navigate. Still it is beautiful and well worth the visit.
Amazing museum, best to go early in the morning or have a guide so that you can skip most of the queue. Beautifully restored and maintained. Watch out for pick pockets. Like my guide says, “you back pocket does not belong to you”. So watch out. Must visit if you go to Saint Petersburg.