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.
SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE "CITY TOUR PASS" CATALOGUE. ST.PETERSBURG
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.
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
The opening of the "BEYOND FIGURATIVISM IN THE RUSSIAN ART OF THE SECOND HALF OF THE 20th CENTURY" exhibition at 4 p.m.