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Museum of the History of Photography

Situated on the Petrograd Side (opposite the Museum of the Petersburg Avant-garde), the Museum of the History of Photography was founded in 2003 to provide a comprehensive overview of photography as a technology and art form. The two large halls that make up the permanent exhibition trace the development of photography from the earliest daguerreotypes to the end of the 20th century. Exhibits include a wide range of antique cameras and developing equipment, as well as historic images illustrating each stage of innovation.

  • Late 19th century photographer's studio at the Museum of the History of Photography in St Petersburg, Russia
    Late 19th century photographer's studio at the Museum of the History of Photography
  • Early 20th century photograph equipment store at the Museum of the History of Photography in St Petersburg, Russia
    Early 20th century photograph equipment store at the Museum of the History of Photography
  • Foreign photo agency at the Museum of the History of Photography in St Petersburg, Russia
    Foreign photo agency at the Museum of the History of Photography in St. Petersburg, Russia

The museum's galleries are used to house often fascinating temporary exhibitions featuring photographers from throughout the world (and from the past), with the emphasis mostly on the technical and socio-documentary aspects of photography.

Location:23, Ulitsa Professora Popova
Metro:Petrogradskaya
Telephone:+7 (812) 346-1850
Open:Daily from 1pm to 5pm
Closed:Sundays and Mondays. Closed in July and August.
Website:http://www.photohismus.spb.ru/
Admission:Free
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.
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