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Museum of Glass Art

Located on Yelagin Island, in the Orangery of the Yelagin Palace, this museum showcases the work of the Leningrad Glass Art Factory, which operated from 1940 until its closure in 1997. Founded by the renowned Soviet sculptor Vera Mukhina, the Factory designed and produced crystal and glassware for domestic use, as well as mirrors, architectural details and experimental glass sculpture.

The Museum of Glass Art on Yelagin Island in St Petersburg, Russia
The Museum of Glass Art on Yelagin Island

The museum, housed in three smallish halls, contains not only 8000 examples of the Factory's products, but also video displays showing the manufacturing process and sample of the tools used to mold and cut glass.

Location:1, Yelagin Ostrov
Metro:Staraya Derevnya, Krestovsky Ostrov
Telephone:+7 (812) 430-0911
Open:Daily from 10am to 6pm. Last admission is at 5 pm
Closed:Mondays and the last Tuesday of each month
Website:http://elaginpark.org/glass
Admission:RUB 100.00
Photo and video:Free
Accessibility note:This museum offers limited wheelchair access (ramps). Cloakroom and bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. Please call in advance as staff assistance will be required.
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