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from $61.14 USD

Oct 27, 2019
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  • 3 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

The State Russian Museum (formerly the Russian Museum of His Imperial Majesty Alexander III) is one of the largest depository of Russian fine art in the world. Its collections contains painting, sculptures, work of applied art and covers a period from 10th century to the present day.

The museum was established on April 13th 1895, upon enthronement of Nicholas II to commemorate his father, Alexander III. Its original collection was composed of artworks taken from the Hermitage Museum, Alexander Palace, and the Imperial Academy of Arts. The ensemble of the square was formed since the 19th century and included to the UNESCO world heritage list.

Highlights
  • Skip the line
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by an art historian
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entry/Admission - State Russian Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel drop-off
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Your hotel in St. Petersburg

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Please note:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Operates

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday

What to Expect What to Expect

The State Russian Museum (formerly the Russian Museum of His Imperial Majesty Alexander III) is one of the largest depository of Russian fine art in the world.Its collections contains painting,sculptures,work of applied art and covers a period from 10th century to the present day.After the Russian Revolution of 1917, many private collections were nationalized and relocated to the Russian Museum. These included Kazimir Malevich's Black Square as well as many others pieces of Russian Avangard.

The museum was established on April 13, 1895, upon enthronement of Nicholas II to commemorate his father, Alexander III. Its original collection was composed of artworks taken from the Hermitage Museum, Alexander Palace and the Imperial Academy of Arts. The ensemble of the square was formed since the 19th century  and included to the UNESCO world heritage list.

The ensemble of the square was formed since the 19th century. The project of its development belongs to the architect Carl Rossi. Previously the area was called Mikhailovsky. This name it had obtained in 1834 in honour of the Mikhailovsky Palace, which belonged to the son of Paul I, Grand Duke Mikhail. Mikhailovsky Palace is a key object in the ensemble. Its construction was carried out from 1819 until 1825.  Upon the death of the Grand Duke the residence was named after his wife as the Palace of the Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna, and became famous for its many theatrical presentations and balls.Some of the halls of the palace retain the Italianate opulent interiors of the former imperial residence. 

The octagonal portico and triangular pediment, which was the decoration of the building, clearly confirm the fact that the architect C. Rossi is a fan of classicism. The entrance to the Palace is guarded by huge bronze lions. From the Arts square, the Palace is walled off by a massive iron fence.

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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