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.
From April 1, 2015 to May 1, 2015 the Summer Garden and the Mikhailovsky Garden are closed for drying out.
Sorry for temporary inconveniences
1 May - 30 September the Summer Garden is open daily (except Tuesday) from 10.00 a.m. till 10.00 p.m.(entrance until 9.30 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 Spring 2015.
We apologize for any inconveniences caused
The opening of "THE NEW STORY-TELLERS IN RUSSIAN ART OF THE XX-XXI CENTURIES"exhibition at 4 p.m.