Russian Museum Walking Tour
Starting from: €80,00
The Russian Museum, formerly the Russian Museum of the Imperial Majesty Alexander III, is one of the most important museums of St. Petersburg, entirely devoted to Russia, whose headquarters are located in the beautiful Mikhailovsky Palace, work of Italian architect Carlo Rossi. The museum was established on 13 April 1895, after the coronation of Nicholas II to commemorate his father, Alexander III. The original collection was composed of artworks taken from the Hermitage, the Palace of Alexander and the Imperial Academy of the Arts. After the Russian Revolution, many private collections were nationalized and relocated to the Russian State Museum. Among these was included the first and most valuable version of the Black Square of Kazimir Malevich. The other branches of the museum are the Summer Palace of Peter I (1710-14), the Marble Palace of Count Orlov (1768-85), the Mikhailovsky Castle of Emperor Paul I (1797-1801), and the Palace Stroganov, designed by Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1752-54).
Duration: 2-2,5 hours
Departure: Saint-Petersburg, Plochshad Isskustv (Arts Square), near the monument of Pushkin
Time: every day except Tuesday
Time: every day from 7.00 a.m. till 10.00 p.m. - in Summer;
from 9.00 till 6.00 p.m. - in Winter
1 person 80 EUR
2 persons 85 EUR
3 persons 100 EUR
4 persons 110 EUR
5 persons 120 EUR
6 persons 135 EUR
Infants (0-3 years) are free of charge
This tour must be booked at least 3 days in advance of travel (except days off and public holidays in Russia).
This tour is operated in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Polish.
You will visit the Russian museum. Today it is a unique depository of artistic treasures, a famous restoration centre, and an authoritative institute of academic research. The Russian Museum collection contains circa 400.000 exhibits.
In addition to temporary exhibitions and monographs on gender and Russian artists, the headquarters of the museum houses seven sections. 1.Icone, lakes and ancient art from the Twelfth to the Seventeenth Century 2.Painting of Eighteenth Century 3.Sculpture of Eighteenth and Nineteenth century 4.Painting of the first half of the Nineteenth Century 5.Painting of the second half of the Nineteenth Century 6.Painting of the late Nineteenth Century - early Twentieth Century 7.Soviet Painting