The Russian Museum is the first state museum of Russian fine arts in the
country. It was established in 1895 in St Petersburg by a decree of the Emperor
Nicholas II. Its grand opening for visitors occurred on March 19 (March 7, the
Old Style) 1898.
The Russian Museum today is a unique depository of artistic treasures, a
famous restoration centre, an authoritative institute of academic research, one
of the major cultural and educational centers in Russia, and a research and
instructional centre of art museums of the Russian Federation, overseeing
activities of 260 art museums in Russia.
The Summer Garden is open daily, from 10.00 a.m. until 8.00 p.m. Entrance until 7.30 p.m. The second Tuesday of each month is the day off.
The Summer Palace of Peter the Great is closed for the restoration works.
The Ludwig Museum in the Russian Museum permanent exhibition in the Marble Palace is closed for visitors until the second half of 2014. During this period there would be presented the temporary exhibitions of the Russian Museum.
We apologize for any inconveniences caused
The opening of the SECOND PHOTOBIENNALE OF HISTORICAL AND ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE RUSSIAN MUSEUMS AND ARCHIVES exhibition at 4 p.m.