Address and phone: St. Petersburg, Inzhenernaya str., d. 4, (812) 314-8368
Schedule: ср - вс: 10–18, пн: 10–20, чт:13–21, вт: выходной
The Russian Museum is the world's largest Museum of Russian art, a unique architectural and artistic complex in the historical center of St. Petersburg.
It is the first state Museum of Russian fine arts in the country. The decision on its basis was made by Alexander III. Later, in 1895, Nicholas II signed a decree " on the establishment of a special establishment called the Russian Museum of Emperor Alexander III "and the representation for this purpose acquired in the Treasury of the Mikhailovsky Palace with all its wings, services and garden."
The Museum's collection includes about 400,000 exhibits and covers all historical periods and trends in the development of Russian art, the main types and genres, trends and schools for more than 1,000 years: from X to XXI century.
The total area of the Museum is now more than 30 hectares. the Collection is located in buildings that are outstanding monuments of architecture XVIII–XIX centuries: Mikhailovsky, Stroganov, marble palaces and Mikhailovsky castle. The Museum complex also includes the Mikhailovsky garden, the Summer garden with the Summer Palace of Peter I and the house of Peter I.
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