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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.

Dear visitors,
24 July 2015, due to the protocol event of the Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in St. Petersburg, the Mikhailovsky Palace and the Mikhailovsky Garden are closed.
Sorry for the temporary inconveniences

Dear visitors!
1 May - 30 September the Summer Garden is open daily (except Tuesday) from 10.00 a.m. till 10.00 p.m.(entrance until 9.30 p.m.)
Free entrance
The Summer Palace of Peter the Great is closed for the restoration works. 

Current exhibitions



Marble Palace
The opening of the "GEORG BASELITZ. HOW IT BEGAN… Paintings and graphical works of the last twenty years" exhibition at 4 p.m.
Marble Palace
The opening of the "ANTONIO MENEGETTI. MASTER OF JOY" exhibition at 4 p.m.