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

  • Zoom Cafe
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  • Italian

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TripHobo Highlights for The State Hermitage

  • 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
  • Best time to visit The State Hermitage(preferred time): 10:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The State Hermitage: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting The State Hermitage

  • 74.37% of people who visit Saint Petersburg include The State Hermitage in their plan

  • 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

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

58.42% 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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The State Hermitage, Saint Petersburg Reviews

  • OK I heard about this museum for many years back in the United States. But visiting this museum blew me away! This is the largest place where someone can go and see Art today in the world. I believe there’s 11 million pieces of art in this museum! Where do you start? As I walked in and buy tickets on a hot day a gentleman came up and asked if I wanted it to work? I said yes. The tour guide was amazing she is a teacher in Russia, and taught me not to worry about the art but the culture and deep history of Russia. To be able to stand next to a Rembrandt where you could touch it, but I did it, and I would never do that. Is an amazing experience. To see the fine detail in the flooring to the ceiling to the windows to all the artwork that is in this building is way too much for someone to take in in one day. If you had love, please spend at least 2 to 3 days looking at this art. Also, this museum is in a perfect location, right on the water. I will definitely be back again, And spend more time to see at least another 300 pieces of art. If I’m a Russian, I’d be very proud of this museum! I’ll definitely be back

  • This is an amazing place with work from artists all over the world. Someone with an interest in museum and art should definitely book a 2 day entry online, prior to the visit as only a day wouldn't be enough if you want to see it all. There is a cafe inside with good, slightly expensive food. There is also a museum shop inside. One needs to wear comfortable shoes as it requires a lot of walking. The staff inside the museum are helpful if you want help in getting directions inside the building. Do collect the map which is available in quite a few languages after you enter, as the inside is huge and you would need the map to mark which rooms you had completed. No need for an audio guide if you are not much keen to know every detail behind the artworks, you can just stroll and enjoy the beauty at your own pace. There is an auto ticket kiosk which is not crowded in case you want to buy tickets on the day of your visit.

  • Easily, one of the greatest museums of the world! There's so much to see, everyone will find something to his\her liking. Moreover, anyone will discover something new they didn't know they liked :) One thing is sure, you will need way more than one visit to go over most of the exhibitions there. Oh, and mind the exhibition halls, for they are exhibits as well :) * Better buy the tickets online to avoid long queue ** The Hermitage is not just the winter palace *** Exhibitions vary from time to time, as there's a lot more locked away than what's on display

  • Brilliant architecture - it's its own art. Selection of art pieces are great and presented really well - besides fighting the sun glare on everything or barely any light as it's all by daylight (can't speak for nighttime). Spend all day here and longer. Ticket needs to allow reentry as you want to walk outside for fresh air after a while due to it's hot inside and people everywhere start to annoy you, also might want a break of some form. Late afternoon is less busy.

  • The State Hermitage Museum may be the world's most impressive museum. The sheer size and quality of the exhibits, as well as the beauty and intricacy of the building itself is overwhelming. Deserves 5+ stars. Good idea to give yourself lots of time, you can easily spend a full day of rushing through and still not see half of it. Notable exhibits include the throne room, golden carriages, huge marble pieces and other literal pieces of history.

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