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.
On December 31, 2014 and January 1, 2015 the Russian Museum is closed for visitors.
Opening hours from January 2, 2015 until January 11, 2015:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday - 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Ticket-offices close 30 minutes earlier.
The Russian Museum is closed on Tuesday
During the period of New Year Holidays these temporary exhibitions of the Russian Museum are opened for visitors:
Benois Wing: ALEXANDER SAMOKHVALOV. 1894-1971; ARCHIVE OF MONUMENTS OF RUSSIAN ICON-PAINTING AND ECCLESIASTICAL ART
St. Michael's Castle: GRAND DUKE PAVEL PETROVICH; GRIGORY UGRYUMOV. 1764-1823; ST.PETERSBURG SOCIETY DURING THE ROMANOV ERA
Marble Palace: THE THIRD MUSEUM PHOTOBIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY;
EDUARD GUDZENKO; ART-CENTER "PUSHKINSKAYA, 10." TERRITORY OF FREEDOM. 1989-2014
Stroganov Palace: VLADIMIR SЕVOSTYANOV
During the period of New Year Holidays "POET OF THE SILVER AGE - KONSTANTIN ROMANOV" permanent exhibition in the Marble Palace is closed for visitors.
1 October - 31 March the Summer Garden is open daily (except Tuesday) from 10.00 a.m. tili 8.00 p.m.(entrance until 7.30 p.m.)
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 beginning of 2015. During this period there would be presented the temporary exhibitions of the Russian Museum.
We apologize for any inconveniences caused