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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!
1 May - 30 September the Summer Garden is open daily (except Tuesday) from 10.00 a.m. tili 10.00 p.m. (entrance until 9.30 p.m.)
Summer 2014. Every Sunday in Summer Garden performance of brass band "Music of Summer Garden" at 4 p.m.
Free entrance
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

Current exhibitions



St.Michael's Castle
The opening of the "ANDREI EFIMOVICH MARTYNOV. 1768-1826" exhibition at 4 p.m.
Stroganov Palace
The opening of the "GRIGORY POTOTSKY" exhibition at 4 p.m.
Marble Palace
The opening of the "CINEMA POSTER FROM THE RUSSIAN MUSEUM COLLECTION" exhibition at 4 p.m.