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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.

Attention, please,
From April, 1 until May, 1 2014 the Mikhailovsky Gardens and the Summer Garden are closed for drying out
Sorry for the temporary inconveniences

Dear visitors!
The Summer Garden is open daily, from 10.00 a.m. until 8.00 p.m. Entrance until 7.30 p.m. The second Tuesday of each month is the day off.
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



Mikhailovsky Palace
The opening of the THE FLOWERS & STILLl LIFES OF ALEXANDER BENOIS STETTO exhibition at 4 p.m.
Benois Wing
The opening of the FIRST WORLD WAR. 1914-1918 exhibition at 4 p.m.
Marble palace
The opening of the ZURAB TSERETELI. POSSIBLE WORLDS exhibition at 4 p.m.
Marble Palace
The opening of the GENNADY MYZNIKOV exhibition at 4 p.m.