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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 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.)
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 beginning of 2015. 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 "Grand Duke Pavel Petrovich" exhibition at 4 p.m.
Marble Palace
The opening of the "Eduard Gudzenko" exhibition at 4 p.m.
Stroganov Palace
The opening of the "Vladimir Sevostyanov" exhibition at 4 p.m.
Marble Palace
The opening of "The Third Museum Photobiennale of the Modern Photography" exhibition at 4 p.m.