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Saint Petersburg museums

Museums in St. Petersburg.

Layout of Russia in St. Petersburg

Grand maket of Russia Grand Maket Russia (Гранд Макет Россия) is one of the most visited by tourists’ places in St. Petersburg. Grand Maket Russia is layout, which presents all regions of Russia, the most famous cities, places, attractions of Russia. The model is made in scale 1:87. The model area is 800 m2. (The area of Russia is 17,125,407 square kilometers). This is a greatest layout in Russia (2015).


Winter Palace, view from Neva, photo Hermitage Museum is the most famous and most popular museum in St. Petersburg. It is the largest art and history museum in Russia. The Hermitage is one of the best museums in the world.

The State Russian Museum

Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg photo The State Russian Museum (Русский музей) is one of the most famous and one of the most visited museums in St. Petersburg. Collection of Russian museum has more than 400 000 exhibits. It is the largest museum of Russian art in the world. The main exhibition of the museum is located in the city center, in the Mikhailovsky Palace.

Museum of History of St. Petersburg

Peter and Paul Fortress   St. Petersburg Museum of history of Saint Petersburg is one of the most visited museums in the city. This is one of Russia's largest historical museums. Museum exhibits tell about the history of St. Petersburg from the city foundation to the present day.

Artillery museum

In the Museum of Artillery in St. Petersburg The Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps in Saint Petersburg (also known as the Artillery Museum) is one of the biggest military museums in the world. The museum contains a large collection of cannons, missile weapons, small arms and blade weapons.

Central Naval Museum

Naval museum buildibg photo Central Naval Museum in Saint Petersburg is one of the oldest museums in Russia and one of the largest maritime museums in the world. Museum dedicated to the Navy history of Russia. This is one of the most famous museums of St. Petersburg.


Kunstkammer museum in St. Petersburg photo Anthropology and Ethnography museum named after Peter the Great, better known as the Kunstkamera (Cabinet of Curiosities), is the oldest museum in St. Petersburg.

Russian Museum of Ethnography

Russian Museum of Ethnography is located in central part of Saint Petersburg, near Nevsky Prospekt, on "Ploschad Iskustv" square (next to the Russian Museum building). The Russian Federation is a big, multinational country. On the territory of Russia live many nations. Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg dedicated to the culture and history of Russian Federation nations, as well as the culture and history of the peoples of neighboring countries.

Zoological Museum

Zoological Museum in Saint Petersburg is a division of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. This is one of the oldest museums in St. Petersburg and the oldest zoological museum in Russia. It's one of the ten largest nature history museums in the world. The first museum exhibits were purchased by Peter the Great in 1716.

Menshikov Palace

Menshikov Palace is a branch of the Hermitage Museum. The palace was built for the first governor of St. Petersburg, Alexander Menshikov. It is a Petrine Baroque edifice in Saint Petersburg. Menshikov Palace was built in 1710 - 1720 years by the architects Fontana and Schedel. Finishing work continued until 1727. Menshikov Palace gives an idea about how to live the Russian elite, people close to the tsar during the reign of Peter the first.


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