Saint-Petersburg.com

Museums in central St. Petersburg

Grand Maket Russia

On the layout area of 800 square meters you will see the generalized images of cities and regions of Russia. Hundreds of moving trains and cars, sound and light effects add dynamics to the exposition and thousands of tiny figures make the genre scenes.

Address:16, Tsvetochnaya Ulitsa
Metro:Moskovskiye Vorota
Open:Daily from 10 am to 8 pm. Ticket office is open from 10 am till 7.15 pm.
Phone:+7 (812) 495-5465
Website:https://grandmaket.ru/
Admission:Adult: RUB 400.00 Children: RUB 200.00. Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children under the age of 14): RUB 1050.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:The museum is equipped with a lifting platform.

Peter the Great Aquatory

Large scale model of St. Petersburg of 18th century.

Address:4/1, Malaya Morskaya Ulitsa, "Admiral" shopping center (the building is above the subway station), 6th floor.
Metro:Admiralteyskaya
Open:Daily from 10 am to 10 pm. The ticket office closes at 21:20
Phone:+7 (812) 933-4152
Website:http://peteraqua.ru/
Admission:Adult: RUB 400.00 Children: RUB 200.00. Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children under the age of 14): RUB 1100.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:The museum is equipped with a lifting platform.

Gavrila Derzhavin Villa Museum

Housed in a beautiful 18th century mansion, this museum charts the life, works, and social circle of Russia's greatest classical poet, seen as the immediate predecessor to Alexander Pushkin.

Address:118, Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki
Metro:Tekhnologichesky Institute, Sennaya Ploshchad
Open:Wednesday to Monday, 10:30 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5 pm. Thursday, 12 am to 8 pm. Last admission is at 7 pm.
Phone:+7 (812) 713-0717
Website:http://www.museumpushkin.ru/
Admission:Adult: RUB 200.00. Schoolchildren: free.
Photo and video:Photo: 150.00 Video: RUB 300.00
Accessibility note:Limited access for wheelchair-bound visitors (ramps).

Museum of Defense and Siege of Leningrad

This small but very moving museum is a collection of artefacts, visual and written documents chronicling both the military and civilian experience of this uniquely tragic period in St. Petersburg's history.

Address:9, Solyanoy Pereulok
Metro:Chernyshevskaya
Open:Thursday to Monday, 10 am to 5 pm. Last admission is at 4 pm. Wednesday, 12.30 am am to 9 pm.
Closed:Tuesdays and the last Thursday of each month
Phone:+7 (812) 275-7208
Website:http://blokadamus.ru
Admission:Adult: RUB 300.00. Schoolchildren: RUB 100.00
Accessibility note:Limited access for wheelchair-bound and limited mobility visitors. Please call in well advance as staff entrance will be required to use elevator/lift.

Alexander Pushkin Apartment Museum

In the apartment where Russia's greatest and most dearly loved poet died, this carefully preserved museum contains his personal effects and hosts temporary exhibitions connected to his life and works.

Address:12, Naberezhnaya Reki Moyki
Metro:Nevsky Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor, Admiralteyskaya
Open:Wednesday to Monday, 10:30 am to 6 pm. Last admission at 5 pm.
Closed:Tuesday and the last Friday of each month
Phone:+7 (812) 311-3531, +7 (812) 314-0006
Website:http://www.museumpushkin.ru/
Admission:Adult: RUB 200.00. Children: RUB 100.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 200.00 Video: RUB 200.00. Audio-guide is available (in Russian, English, French, German and Italian).
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Polovtsov Mansion (House of Architects)

Home to a prominent 19th century senator, this attractive central mansion is famous for its beautifully preserved interiors, which are among the finest in St. Petersburg.

Address:52, Bolshaya Morskaya Ulitsa
Metro:Admiralteyskaya
Phone:+7 (812) 571-2729
Website:http://www.arcunion.ru/
Admission:RUB 200.00. Visits arranged for organized groups and by prior appointment.
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Manege Central Exhibition Hall

Housed in the former Horse Guards riding school, St. Petersburg's largest exhibition space hosts a wide range of commercial and cultural exhibitions, and also has its own collection of modern art.

Address:2, Konnogvardeskiy Bulvar
Metro:Admiralteyskaya
Open:This exhibition facility is open while temporary exhibits are in progress.
Phone:+7 (812) 314-8253, +7 (812) 314-2243, +7 (812) 314-8859
Website:http://www.manege.spb.ru/
Admission:Prices and opening times vary depending on particular exhibit.
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Limited wheelchair access only (ramps).

Rumyantsev Mansion (branch of the Museum of the History of St. Petersburg)

The first privately owned museum in Russia, the beautiful Rumyantsev Mansion now hosts permanent exhibits focusing on different periods of St. Petersburg history.

Address:44, Angliyskaya Naberezhnaya
Metro:Admiralteyskaya
Open:Thursday to Monday, 11 am to 6 pm. Tuesday, 11 am to 5 pm.
Closed:Wednesdays
Phone:+7 (812) 571-7544 (to arrange English-language tours)
Website:http://www.spbmuseum.ru/themuseum/museum_complex/rumyantsev_mansion/
Admission:Adult: RUB 200.00. Students/children: RUB 100.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Museum of the History of Religion

Home to one of Imperial Russia's highest noble families, this large neoclassical palace has impressive state rooms, but is most famous as the site of Rasputin's assassination.

Address:14, Pochtamtskaya Ulitsa
Metro:Admiralteyskaya
Open:Daily from 10 am to 6 pm (ticket office until 5pm), Thursday from 1 pm to 9 pm
Closed:Wednesdays
Phone:+7 (812) 571-0495
Website:http://www.gmir.ru/eng/
Admission:Adult: RUB 400.00. Students: RUB 200.00. Students ISIC: RUB 100.00. Audio-guide: RUB 180.00. Free admission to all visitors on the first Monday of each month.
Photo and video:Free
Accessibility note:This museum is wheelchair accessible, with ramps and wide doors. Staff assistance may be required.

Commoners' St. Petersburg Museum

Designed to show the life and history of St. Petersburg's common folk, this tiny museum includes displays about the Siege of Leningrad and is attached to a Lenin apartment-museum.

Address:7-9, Bolshoi Kazachy Pereulok
Metro:Pushkinskaya
Open:Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm (ticket office until 4.30pm)
Closed:Mondays and Sundays
Phone:+7 (812) 407-5220
Website:http://eng.spbmmrp.ru/
Admission:Adult: RUB 200.00. Pensioners and Students: RUB 100.00.
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Museum of Russian Vodka

This very commercial museum - attached to a restaurant - shows how vodka has been made and consumed over the ages, and then gives you the chance to try some for yourself.

Address:4, Konnogvardeisky Boulevard
Metro:Admiralteyskaya
Open:Daily, 11 am to 10 pm.
Phone:+7 (812) 312-9178
Website:http://vodkamuseum.su/
Admission:Tour with vodka tasting (duration 30 min) in English or Russian - RUB 500.00. Tour (duration 30 min) - RUB 350.00. Vodka tasting: RUB 350.00. Individual ticket without tour: RUB 170.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Alexander Blok Apartment Museum

Occupying the apartments of the great symbolist poet Alexander Blok and his mother, this simple museum charts the life and literary circle of one of St. Petersburg's most revered writers.

Address:57, Ulitsa Dekabristov
Metro:Admiralteyskaya, Nevsky Prospekt, Sennaya Ploshchad / Sadovaya / Spasskaya (then by marshrutka minibus No. 1)
Open:Daily from 11am to 6pm (to 5pm on Tuesdays). Ticket office closes one hour before the museum.
Closed:Wednesdays
Phone:+7 (812) 713-8631, +7 (812) 713-8616
Website:http://www.spbmuseum.ru/themuseum/museum_complex/blok_museum/
Admission:Adult: RUB 120.00. Students: RUB 70.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Vladimir Nabokov Museum

Located in the house where the author of Lolita was born and raised, this enthusiastic independent museum has done its best to collect artefacts connected to Nabokov's life, work and family.

Address:47, Ulitsa Bolshaya Morskaya
Metro:Admiralteyskaya
Open:Tuesday to Friday, 11 am too 6 pm. Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm.
Closed:Monday
Phone:+7 (812) 315-4713
Website:http://nabokov.museums.spbu.ru/
Admission:Free
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Military Medical Museum

Part of the military medical school, this museum prides itself in being one of the largest medical museums in the world, and is devoted largely to the historic development of general medicine.

Address:2, Lazaretny Pereulok
Metro:Pushkinskaya
Open:Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5 pm
Closed:Sundays
Phone:+7 (812) 315-7287
Website:http://milmed.spb.ru/
Admission:Adult: RUB 200.00. Students/children: RUB 50.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 100.00, Video: RUB 150.00, Phone: RUB 50.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Republic of Cats

Part of a museum in the suburbs of St. Petersburg that is home to an astonishing amount of cat-related tat, this cafe has eight feline residents for visitors to play with.

Address:10, Ulitsa Yakubovicha
Metro:Admiralteyskaya
Open:Daily 11 am to 10 pm. Last admission is at 9 pm.
Phone:+7 (812) 312-0487
Website:http://catsrepublic.ru/
Admission:Weekdays: RUB 300.00 per hour. Weekends: RUB 500.00 per hour
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Russian Railway Museum

A museum that charts the history of the development of railways in the St. Petersburg, part of its exhibition includes several historic steam trains by the Baltiyskiy Rail Station.

Address:4, Bld. 2, Bibliotechny Pereulok
Metro:Baltiyskaya
Open:Wednesday - Sunday, 10.30am to 6pm
Closed:Monday and Tuesday
Phone:+7 (812) 457-2316
Website:http://rzd-museum.ru/en/
Admission:Free
Photo and video:Free
Accessibility note:This museum is wheelchair accessible.

Museum of Railroad Transport

A museum for serious railway enthusiasts, the collection is centered on a huge number of highly detailed models of trains and rail technology.

Address:50, Sadovaya Ulitsa
Metro:Sennaya Ploschad / Sadovaya
Open:Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 5pm
Closed:Friday, Saturday and the last Thursday of the month
Phone:+7 (812) 315-1476
Website:http://www.museum.ru/museum/railway/museng.htm
Admission:Adult: RUB 150.00. Students/children: RUB 50.00
Photo and video:RUB 200.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

A.S. Popov Communications Museum

This excellent museum is devoted to all types of communications technology, and includes numerous interactive displays that are very popular with children.

Address:4, Pochtamtsky Pereulok
Metro:Admiralteyskaya
Open:Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5 pm.
Closed:Sundays, Mondays, and the last Thursday of each month
Phone:+7 (812) 323-9718 (For excursions: +7 (812) 571-0060)
Website:http://www.rustelecom-museum.ru/
Admission:Adult RUB 120.00. Students/children: RUB 60.00
Photo and video:RUB 100.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible (stairs).

ROSFOTO Exhibition Center

St. Petersburg's premier exhibition space for photography, ROSFOTO mounts temporary exhibitions from its own rich archives, as well as a varied program of Russian and international photographers.

Address:35, Bolshaya Morskaya Ulitsa
Metro:Admiralteyskaya
Open:Daily 11 am to 7 pm.
Phone:+7 (812) 314-1214
Website:http://www.rosphoto.org/
Admission:Adult: RUB 100.00. Student/children: free
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:No wheelchair access to this museum. Some access to limited mobility visitors: there is an elevator, but a flight of stairs at the entrance may be a hurdle.

Menshikov Palace (branch of the State Hermitage Museum)

One of St. Petersburg's most beautiful buildings, this palace on Vasilevsky Island was built for Peter the Great's closest adviser, and contains numerous relics from the Petrine era.

Address:15, Universitetskaya Naberezhnaya
Metro:Vasileostrovskaya
Open:Daily 10:30am to 6pm. Last admission is at 5:30pm. Wednesday, till 9pm. Last admission is at 8:30pm.
Closed:Monday
Phone:+7 (812) 323-1112
Website:http://www.hermitagemuseum.org
Admission:Adults: RUB 300.00. Students/children: free. Free admission to all visitors on the first Thursday of each month.
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Museum of Dolls

A huge collection of dolls and puppets, ranging from valuable antiques to unusual modern toys and "designer" dolls by local artists, this museum also offers workshops for children and adults.

Address:8, Ulitsa Kamskaya
Metro:Primorskaya
Open:Daily from 10 am to 6pm
Phone:+7 (812) 327-7223, +7 (812) 327-7274
Website:http://www.museumdolls.ru/
Admission:Adult: RUB 150.00. Students/children: RUB 70.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts

Located in a magnificent building on Vasilevsky Island, this historic museum in Russia's first art college is worth visiting as much for the architecture and history as the actually quite modest collection.

Address:17, Universitetskaya Naberezhnaya
Metro:Gostiny Dvor, then trolleybus 10 towards the beginning of Nevsky Prospekt
Open:Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm. Last admission is at 6:30 pm.
Closed:Monday and Tuesday
Phone:+7 (812) 323-6496
Website:http://www.nimrah.ru/
Admission:RUB 500.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 500.00 Video: RUB 1000.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

New Museum of Modern Art

Based on the private collections of a prominent Russian art-lover, this new museum is an admirable effort to provide a proper overview of Russian art from the 1950s onwards.

Address:29, 6th Line, Vasilyevsky Island
Metro:Vasileostrovskaya
Open:Wednesday to Friday, 11 am to 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon to 8 pm.
Closed:Mondays and Tuesdays
Phone:+7 (812) 323-5090
Website:http://www.novymuseum.ru
Admission:Adult: RUB 200.00. Students/children: RUB 100.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible (many stairs).

Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art

One of a number of reasonable quality galleries and art centres to have sprung up in recent years, Erarta boasts of being the largest private museum of contemporary art in Russia.

Address:2, 29th Line, Vasilyevsky Island
Metro:Vasileostrovskaya
Open:Wednesday to Monday, 10 am to 10 pm.
Closed:Tuesdays
Phone:+7 (812) 324-0809
Website:http://www.erarta.com/en/
Admission:RUB 500.00. Audio-guide: RUB 200.00.
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:The Erarta Museum provides facilities for disabled people. The Museum building is fully equipped and available for visitors with physical disabilities and special needs.

Arkhip Kuindzhi Apartment Museum

In the former apartments of the artist often considered the "Russian Turner" for his extraordinary sky- and seascapes, this small collection includes paintings and personal effects.

Address:1-10, Birzhevoy Proezd, apt. 11
Metro:Vasileostrovskaya, Sportivnaya
Open:Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 12 noon to 5 pm. Last admission is at 4 pm.
Phone:+7 (812) 323-3133
Website:http://www.nimrah.ru/
Admission:Adult RUB 100.00. Children: RUB 30.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 100.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Ivan P. Pavlov Apartment Museum

The home of the Nobel prize-winning physiologist most famous for his experiments on dogs, this apartment was kept unaltered for thirty years by Pavlov's wife before becoming a museum.

Address:2, 7th Line, Vasilyevsky Island, apt. 11
Metro:Vasileostrovskaya
Open:Monday to Friday, 11 am to 5 pm. Visit only with organized group or by prior arrangement.
Phone:+7 (812) 323-7234
Website:http://www.museum.infran.ru/
Admission:Free
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Roerich Family Museum Institute

Museum devoted to the study and appreciation of the lives and works of the exceptionally talented Roerich family, the most famous member of which was the painter, poet, and mystic Nicholas Roerich.

Address:1, 18th Line, Vasilyevsky Island
Metro:Vasileostrovskaya
Open:Wednesday to Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.
Closed:Mondays and Tuesdays
Phone:+7 (812) 323-0885
Website:http://www.roerich.spb.ru/
Admission:Adult: RUB 60.00. Children: RUB 30.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Vasily Dokuchaev Museum of Soil Science

Located in a beautiful building on Vasilevsky Island, this museum, dedicated to the father of soil science, is about as interesting as a museum of soil could be.

Address:6, Birzhevoy Proezd
Metro:Vasileostrovskaya, Admiralteyskaya, Sportivnaya
Open:Monday to Friday, 11 am to 5 pm.
Closed:Saturdays and Sundays
Phone:+7 (812) 328-5402
Website:http://www.soil-museum.ru/
Admission:Admission for individual visitors on Tuesdays only. All other days - organized groups and tours by prior arrangement.
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Mining Research Museum of VSEGEI Institute

One of many worthy scientific museums on Vasilevsky Island, this collection is among the more interesting, with exhibits including dinosaur bones and an impressive jewel-encrusted map of the USSR.

Address:74, Sredny Prospekt
Metro:Vasileostrovskaya
Open:Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 5 pm. Last admission is at 4 pm.
Phone:+7 (812) 321-5399
Website:http://www.vsegei.com/ru/
Admission:Free
Photo and video:RUB 100.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Mineralogical Museum of SPBGU

Address:7/9, Universitetskaya Naberezhnaya
Metro:Vasileostrovskaya
Open:Monday to Friday, 11:00 am to 5 pm. Last admission is at 4 pm.
Phone:+7 (812) 328-9481
Website:http://mmus.geology.spbu.ru/
Admission:Free
Photo and video:RUB 100.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Zoological Museum

Heaven for taxidermy fans, this old-fashioned museum draws on an extraordinary collection of stuffed animals, skeletons and insects, with over 500,000 species represented.

Address:1, Universitetskaya Nabereshnaya
Metro:Vasileostrovskaya, Admiralteyskaya, Sportivnaya
Open:Wednesday to Monday, 11 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 4:50 pm
Closed:Tuesday
Phone:+7 (812) 328-0112
Website:http://www.zin.ru/museum/index.html
Admission:Adult: RUB 200.00. Students/children: RUB 70.00. Free admission last Thursday of each month (excluding periods of high school holidays).
Accessibility note:Limited wheelchair access only (ramps).

Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines

Address:2b, Konyushennaya Ploshchad
Metro:Nevskiy Prospect, Gostiny Dvor, Admiralteyskaya
Telephone:+7 (812) 740-0240
Open:Daily from 11 am to 8 pm
Website:http://www.15kop.ru/en/
Admission:Adult: RUB 450.00. Schoolchildren, students, pensioners, multi-child families, disabled people: RUB 350.00. The entrance for children under 6 years old is free without tokens. The ticket includes 15 vintage coins to play the arcades, excursion. Photo and video: free/included.
Accessibility note:There is no special equipment for wheelchair-bound visitors, but there are spacious halls with wide doors only on the 1st floor.

Museum of Mining Institute (Gorny Institute)

Another science museum on Vasilevsky Island. This one has an enormous collection of gemstones and minerals, as well as some paleontological exhibits.

Address:2, 21st Line, Vasilyevsky Island
Metro:Vasileostrovskaya
Open:Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5:15 pm. Friday, 9 am to 4:15 pm. Saturdays - only Russian-language tours for individual visitors at 11 am and 1 pm. Visit by prior appointment only.
Phone:+7 (812) 328-8429
Website:http://en.spmi.ru/node/18
Admission:Free
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Permanent Firefighting Exhibition

Historic museum that charts the development of firefighting in St. Petersburg from the founding of the city. Located in an old district fire station.

Address:73, Bolshoi Prospekt, Vasilyevsky Island
Metro:Vasileostrovskaya
Open:Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. Visit by prior appointment only.
Phone:+7 (812) 718-2694
Website:http://www.museum.ru/M234
Admission:Free
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Naval Museum

This enormous museum dedicated to the Russian Navy is currently moving to its new quarters. Its collection traces the history of the navy from the reign of Peter the Great to the present day.

Address:5, Ploschad Truda
Metro:Admiralteyskaya, Vasileostrovskaya
Open:From 11am to 6pm. Last admission 5.15pm
Closed:Monday and Tuesday
Phone:+7 (812) 303-8513
Website:http://eng.navalmuseum.ru/
Admission:MUSEUMS: Adults - 500RUB. Students - 300RUB. Temporaly Exhibitions: Adults - 600RUB. Students - 400RUB.
Photo and video:Free

Narodovolets D-2 Submarine

A monument to the heroism of the Baltic Fleet in World War 2, this diesel-electric submarine gives visitors the chance to explore the cramped experience of wartime submariners.

Address:10, Shkiperskiy Protok
Metro:Primorskaya
Open:Daily from 10am to 6pm
Closed:Mondays and Tuesdays
Phone:+7 (812) 356-5266
Website:http://navalmuseum.ru/filials/narodovolec
Admission:Adult: RUB 350.00. Student: RUB 200.00
Photo and video:150RUB
Accessibility note:Not suitable for wheelchair-bound or motion-impaired visitors

Submarine C-189

St. Petersburg's second submarine museum is, surprisingly, privately owned, having been dredged from the seabed by a local businessman.

Address:Peer, Naberezhnaya Leytenanta Shmidta
Metro:Vasileostrovskaya
Open:Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm. Last admission at 6 pm.
Closed:Mondays and Tuesdays
Phone:+7 (812) 312-0977, +7 (904) 613-7099
Website:http://museum-s-189.ru/
Admission:Adult: RUB 400.00. Student: RUB 300.00. Children: RUB 200.00
Accessibility note:Not suitable for wheelchair-bound or motion-impaired visitors

Icebreaker Krasin

Built in 1916, this famous ship was only recently retired from service, having led convoys during World War 2 and taken part in decades of Arctic exploration.

Address:22, Naberezhnaya Leitenanta Shmidta, corner of 23rd Liniya, V.O.
Metro:Vasileostrovskaya
Open:Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5 pm
Closed:Mondays, Tuesdays and every last Wednesday of the month
Phone:+7 (812) 325-3547
Website:http://www.krassin.ru/en/
Admission:Adult: RUB 300.00. Students: RUB 150.00. Children: RUB 70.00. Note: Children under 14 years of age should be accompanied by an adult.
Photo and video:RUB 100.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Museum of Urban Electrical Transport

A collection of historic trams and trolleybuses, this museum is housed in a former transport park and has over 50 exhibits.

Address:77, Sredny Prospekt
Metro:Vasileostrovskaya
Open:Standard Russian-language tours at 10 am, 11:30 am, 2 pm and 4 pm. For English-language tours and private tour with your own interpreter - please call.
Phone:+7 (812) 321-5404
Website:http://en.wikipedia.org/
Admission:Adult: RUB 230.00. Students/children: RUB 65.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Museum of Metrology

A collection of antique devices for measuring weather indicators, some of which were used by the famous chemist Mendeleev.

Address:19, Moskovsky Prospekt
Metro:Tekhnologichesky Institut
Open:Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. Visits by prior appointment only.
Closed:Saturday, Sunday
Phone:+7 (812) 323-9676
Website:http://museum.vniim.ru/
Admission:Free
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Yelagin Palace & Museum of Artistic Glass

This beautiful Imperial palace on an island in the north of St. Petersburg is home to a museum of historic interiors, while the Museum of Artistic Glass is a beautiful collection of 20th century craft.

Address:1, Yelagin Ostrov
Metro:Staraya Derevnya, Krestovsky Ostrov
Open:Daily from 10am to 6pm. Last admission is at 5 pm
Closed:Mondays and the last Tuesday of each month
Phone:+7 (812) 430-0911
Website:http://elaginpark.org/glass
Admission:Museum only: RUB 100.00. Joint ticket with Yelagin Palace and exhibitions: RUB 260.00. Small admission fee to the park is charged on weekends and national holidays.
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.

Cabin of Peter the Great

This was the very first wooden house to be built in St. Petersburg and was home to Peter the Great himself between 1703 and 1708. Perfectly preserved for almost 300 years, the Cabin now serves as a museum for visitors to St. Petersburg to enjoy.

Address:6, Petrovskaya Naberezhnaya
Metro:Gorkovskaya
Open:Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5 pm. Mondays, 10 am to 5 pm. Last admission is at 4 pm.
Closed:Tuesdays and the last Monday of each month
Phone:+7 (812) 232-4576
Admission:RUB 200.00
Photo and video:RUB 100.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Museum of Toys

Founded by an enthusiast, this growing collection includes traditional toys from all over the world, as well as mass-produced toys of the Soviet Union and the modern world.

Address:32, Naberezhnaya Reki Karpovki
Metro:Petrogradskaya
Open:Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Phone:+7 (812) 234-4312
Website:http://www.museum.ru/M964
Admission:Adult: RUB 250.00. Students: RUB 80.00. Children: RUB 60.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Museum of St. Petersburg Avant-garde Art

Housed in an elegant wooden building that was once home to composer and painter Mikhail Matyushin, this museum commemorates the many luminaries who gathered here, including Vladimir Mayakovsky and Kazimir Malevich, and the extraordinary artistic revolution they implemented.

Address:10, Ulitsa Professora Popova
Metro:Petrogradskaya
Open:Daily from 11am to 6pm (to 5pm on Tuesdays)
Closed:Wednesdays
Phone:+7 (812) 347-6898
Website:http://www.spbmuseum.ru/themuseum/museum_complex/house_matjushin/
Admission:Adult: RUB 100.00. Children/students: RUB 60.00. Audio-guide: RUB 100.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Museum-Theater of Fairy Tales

A chance for children to explore the world of Russian fairytales, with cheap but brightly colored decorations and long-suffering actors.

Address:1a, Aleksandrovsky Park
Metro:Gorkovskaya, Sportivnaya
Open:Daily, 11 am to 7 pm.
Phone:+7 (812) 325-8777
Website:http://www.skazkindom.ru/
Admission:Admission fees range from RUB 300.00 to RUB 500.00 depending on the program of the day.
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Museum of the History of Photography

A museum focused firmly on the technical aspects of photography, its collections include a huge amount of historic equipment, as well as photos tracing the developments of the photographic art.

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

Museum of Gramophones and Phonographs

Belonging to a former circus clown, this is a charmingly amateur museum where visitors are treated as guests. The collection of historic record players is nonetheless impressive.

Address:47, Bolshaya Pushkarskaya Ulitsa, apt. 35
Metro:Petrogradskaya
Open:Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon to 7 pm.
Phone:+7 (812) 346-0951
Website:http://www.museum.ru/M2103
Admission:Admission is free. Tours by prior arrangement only.
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Elizarov Family Apartment Museum

One of several now low-key museums dedicated to Vladimir Lenin. This apartment belonged to Bolshevik sympathizer Mark Elizarov, who sheltered Lenin in the early months of 1917.

Address:52,Ulitsa Lenina, apt.24
Metro:Petrogradskaya, Chkalovskaya
Open:Daily, 10 am to 6 pm.
Closed:Wednesdays and Sundays
Phone:+7 (812) 235-3778
Website:http://www.museum.ru/M176
Admission:Adult: RUB 100.00. Students/children: RUB 50.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Sergei Kirov Apartment Museum

In the apartment of the popular Leningrad Party boss whose mysterious death was used to justify Stalin's Great Purge, this museum has several engaging exhibits about Kirov and Leningrad in his era.

Address:26-28, Kamennoostrovsky Prospekt
Metro:Gorkovskaya or Petrogradskaya
Open:Daily from 11am to 6pm (ticket office until 5.30pm)
Closed:Wednesdays
Phone:+7 (812) 346-0217, +7 (812) 346-0289
Website:http://www.spbmuseum.ru/themuseum/museum_complex/kirov_museum/?lang_ui=en
Admission:RUB 100.00. Students/children: RUB 60.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Elevator/lift is available. Please call in advance as staff assistance may be required.

Alexander Popov Apartment Museum

Part of the State Electro-Technical University, this museum dedicated to the Russian radio pioneer includes his original equipment and displays demonstrating the techniques he discovered.

Address:5, Ulitsa Professora Popova
Metro:Petrogradskaya
Open:Daily, 11 am to 4:30 pm. Visits by prior arrangement only.
Closed:Saturdays and Sundays
Phone:+7 (812) 234-5900
Website:http://www.eltech.ru/en/university/our-history/museum
Admission:Free
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Feodor Chaliapin Apartment Museum

In the luxurious recreated apartments where the great bass spent his last years in Russia, this museum displays personal effects and a wealth of photographs, costumes, playbills and set designs.

Address:26, Ulitsa Graftio
Metro:Petrogradskaya
Open:Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 6 pm
Closed:Mondays, Tuesdays, and the last Friday of each month
Phone:+7 (812) 234-1056
Website:http://www.theatremuseum.ru/eng/expo/sha.html
Admission:Adults: RUB 100.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 100.00 Video: RUB 200.00
Accessibility note:Not suitable for wheelchair-bound and motion-impaired visitors (no elevator/lift)

Leningrad Zoo

As its name indicates, this historic zoo has failed to move with the times. Although conditions for the animals are not truly awful, it's mostly cramped, smelly and thoroughly depressing.

Address:1, Aleksandrovsky Park
Metro:Gorkovskaya, Sportivnaya
Open:Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm. Last admission is at 8 pm.
Phone:+7 (812) 232-8250
Website:http://www.spbzoo.ru/
Admission:Adult: RUB 500.00. Students: RUB 200.00. Children: RUB 100.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Most areas of the zoo are wheelchair accessible. Entrance is via Exotarium.

Botanical Gardens

Dating back to the 18th century, this pretty garden on the Petrograd Side has a huge collection of tropical plants in its greenhouses.

Address:2, Ulitsa Professora Popova
Metro:Petrogradskaya
Open:Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to 5 pm. Last admission is at 4 pm.
Closed:Museum (not Garden) will be closed in July/August.
Phone:+7 (812) 234-0673, +7 (812) 234-8439
Website:http://www.binran.ru/
Admission:Park: Adult: RUB 40.00 Children: RUB 20.00.
Dendrarium: Adult: RUB 180.00. Children/students: RUB 90.00.
Museum: Adult: RUB 60.00 Children/students: RUB 40.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 50.00 Video: RUB 100.00
Accessibility note:Museum and greenhouses are not wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair access to the grounds/park is possible.

Planetarium

Very popular with school children, St. Petersburg's Planetarium is nothing special by international standards, although its Laboratory of Intriguing Experiments is fun.

Address:4, Aleksandrovsky Park
Metro:Gorkovskaya
Open:Daily. Presentations and performances are operated on schedule.
Phone:+7 (812) 233-2653
Website:http://www.planetary-spb.ru/
Admission:Adult: RUB 350.00. Schoolchildren/students: RUB 200.00. Children under 7 y/o - free with accompanying adult.
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Wheelchair access is possible - ramps had been installed.

Sigmund Freud Museum of Dreams

Part of Russia's first Institute of Psychoanalysis, this museum is an idiosyncratic effort to recreate some of the most famous dreams catalogued by Freud through audio and visual exhibits.

Address:18a, Bolshoy Prospekt (Petrograd Side)
Metro:Sportivnaya, Gorkovskaya
Open:Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12 noon to 5 pm.
Closed:Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Phone:+7 (812) 456-2290
Website:http://www.freud.ru/
Admission:Adult: RUB 80.00. Children/students: RUB 50.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Anichkov Palace Museum

Located in halls that previously held Alexander III's personal museum, this collection tells the history of the palace, although the emphasis is on its 20th century role as a children's centre.

Address:39, Nevsky Prospekt
Metro:Gostiny Dvor
Open:Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.
Closed:Sundays
Phone:+7 (812) 314-9555
Website:http://www.anichkov.ru/about-us/ekskursii-po-dvorcu
Admission:Museum: RUB 150.00. Russian language tours are operated on a schedule. English language tours available by prior appointment only.
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace

This mid-19th century palace is one of the landmarks of Nevsky Prospekt, and it is occasionally possible to join tours to see its interiors.

Address:41, Nevsky Prospekt
Metro:Nevsky Prospekt / Gostiny Dvor or Dostoevskaya / Vladimirskaya
Phone:+7 (812) 315-5236
Website:http://beloselskiy-palace.ru/
Admission:Tours of the palace are given only by prior arrangement. Scheduled times for Russian-language tours are published on the palace's website. Cost of a tour is usually RUB 200.00
Photo and video:Photography is allowed in some rooms and is free of charge.
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Summer Palace of Peter the Great

Located in the Summer Garden, this attractive baroque mansion is further evidence of Peter's excellent taste, with beautifully decorated interiors that were carefully restored after World War 2.

Address:Summer Gardens
Metro:Gostiny Dvor, Gorkovskaya
Open:Closed for renovation.
Phone:+7 (812) 595-4248
Website:http://www.rusmuseum.ru/

Museum of the Smolny Institute

This building was once the Institute for Well-born Maidens, before being used as the first headquarters of the Revolutionary government in 1917. This small museum charts its history.

Address:1/3, Ploschad Proletarskoy Diktatury (Smolny, room 137)
Metro:Chernyshevskaya
Open:Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. Closed Saturdays and Sundays. Visits only with organized tour and by prior arrangement.
Phone:+7 (812) 276-7461
Website:http://www.museum.ru/M109
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Stroganov Palace

One of St. Petersburg's most beautiful palaces, this rococo masterpiece now contains a collection of antique porcelain and other displays of the Russian Museum, as well as restored state rooms.

Address:17, Nevsky Prospekt
Metro:Nevsky Prospekt, Admiralteyskaya
Open:Daily 10am to 6pm. Last admission is at 5pm. Monday: 10am to 5pm. Last admission is at 4pm. Thursday: 1pm to 9pm. Last admission is at 8pm.
Phone:+7 (812) 571-8238
Website:http://www.rusmuseum.ru/
Admission:Adult: RUB 300.00. Students: RUB 150.00
Photo and video:RUB 250.00
Accessibility note:Wheelchair access is available to ceremonial halls on the 2nd floor (elevator/lift). Please call in advance as staff assistance may be required.

Museum of Wax Figures

Many of the exhibits from this museum can be seen from Nevsky Prospekt on the second floor of Gostiny Dvor, and there is no reason to investigate more closely.

Address:35, Nevsky Prospekt (Gostiny Dvor Department Store, Perinnaya Liniya, 2nd floor gallery)
Metro:Gostiny Dvor
Open:Daily, 10 am to 10 pm.
Phone:+7 (812) 422-3670
Website:http://www.wax.ru/
Admission:RUB 150.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts

Located in the magnificent building of the Baron Stieglitz College of Technical Drawing, this sometimes chaotic museum is a treasure trove of ornaments, interior design and craftwork.

Address:13-15, Solyanoy Pereulok
Metro:Chernyshevskaya
Open:Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4:30pm. Last admission is at 4pm.
Closed:Sundays, Mondays and the last Friday of each month.
Phone:+7 (812) 273-3258
Website:http://www.stieglitzmuseum.ru/
Admission:RUB 60.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 100.00. Video: RUB 200.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible (stairs).

Museum of Music - Sheremetev Palace

In a fabulous historic palace on the banks of the Fontanka River, this museum has a large collection of antique musical instruments.

Address:34, Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki
Metro:Nevsky Prospekt / Gostiny Dvor
Open:The Museum of Music is open daily 11 am to 7 pm. Last admission is at 6 pm.
Closed:Tuesdays and the last Wednesday of each month
Phone:+7 (812) 272-4441
Website:http://www.theatremuseum.ru/english.html
Admission:RUB 200.00. Audio-guide: RUB 100.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 100.00 Video: RUB 200.00
Accessibility note:Limited access for wheelchair-bound visitors: only garden and the 1st floor.

Museum of Theatrical and Musical Arts

Next to St. Petersburg's main classical drama theatre, this museum has a huge archive of costumer, set designs, playbills and photographs.

Address:6, Ploshchad Ostrovskogo
Metro:Nevsky Prospekt / Gostiny Dvor
Open:Daily from 11am to 6pm (from 1pm to 7pm on Wednesdays)
Closed:Tuesdays and the last Friday of each month
Phone:+7 (812) 571-2195, +7 (812) 315-5243
Website:http://www.theatremuseum.ru/english.html
Admission:RUB 300.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 100.00 Video: RUB 200.00
Accessibility note:No wheelchair access to this museum. Some access to limited mobility visitors: there is an elevator, but a flight of stairs at the entrance may be a hurdle.

Tarabum Animation Theater-Museum

A children's entertainment centre where the selling point is that it recreates the world of the most popular Russian cartoons in the flesh.

Address:23-25, Tverskaya Ulitsa
Metro:Chernyshevskaya
Open:Daily, 10 am to 8 pm.
Phone:+7 (812) 706-2004
Website:http://www.tarabum.ru/
Admission:Admission fees depend on the offered program.
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Russian Master

This entertaining museum on Nevsky Prospekt is devoted to the painstaking craft of miniature modeling, and has a number of superb examples that can be viewed through microscopes.

Address:35, Italianskaya Ulitsa
Metro:Gostiny Dvor
Open:Daily, 11 am to 7 pm.
Phone:+7 (812) 312-8897
Website:http://www.russian-master.ru/mgm/micro
Admission:Adult: RUB 350.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible. Children till 6 years are not supposed

Museum of Russian Drama Theater

A small museum that can be visited around performance time, the collection includes a wealth of material connected to Russia's oldest national theatre.

Address:2, Ploschad Ostrovskogo (Alexandrinsky Theater)
Metro:Gostiny Dvor
Open:The museum is open to the public prior to performances and during intervals.
Phone:+7 (812) 710-4176
Website:http://www.alexandrinsky.ru/fond/museum/
Admission:RUB 400.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:The theater provides wheelchair access but some areas may not be accessible. Staff advice and assistance may be required. Please call in advance.

Mokhovaya 18 Gallery

A modern art gallery that focuses squarely on more traditional schools of fine art, including realist painting, porcelain design, and glass sculpture.

Address:18, Mokhovaya Ulitsa
Metro:Chernyshevskaya
Open:Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 7:30 pm.
Closed:Sundays and Mondays.
Phone:+7 (812) 275-3383
Website:http://www.gm18.ru/
Admission:Free
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Carl Bulla Museum and Photo Salon

Attached to a historic photographer's on Nevsky Prospekt, this gallery has regular exhibitions of photography connected with St. Petersburg and its history.

Address:54, Nevsky Prospekt
Metro:Gostiny Dvor
Open:Daily, 11 am to 7 pm.
Closed:Monday
Phone:+7 (812) 314-3301
Website:http://www.bullafond.ru/
Admission:RUB 50.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Exhibition Hall of Smolny Cathedral

One of St. Petersburg's most beautiful buildings, this stunning late baroque cathedral hosts regular concerts and exhibitions.

Address:3/1, Ploschad Rastrelli
Metro:Chernyshevskaya
Open:Daily 11 am to 7 pm. Last admission is at 6 pm.
Closed:Wednesday
Phone:+7 (812) 271-7632, +7 (812) 710-3159
Website:http://eng.cathedral.ru/smolnii_sobor/
Admission:Exhibition hall: RUB 150.00. Bell tower: RUB 100.00. Joint ticket: RUB 200.00. Panorama of St. Petersburg audio tour: RUB 100.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:The museum is wheelchair accessible: there are wheelchair lifts at entrance and exit. Please contact administrator for assistance.

Pushkinskaya 10 Museum of Non-Conformist Art

A monument to rebellion in the late Soviet era, this rambling collection of galleries, studios, and bars has a great atmosphere and plenty of interesting exhibitions.

Address:10, Ulitsa Pushkinskaya (Entrance from 53, Ligovsky Prospekt)
Metro:Ploshchad Vosstaniya
Open:Monday to Friday, 11 am to 6 pm.
Closed:Saturdays and Sundays
Phone:+7 (812) 764-5371
Website:http://www.p-10.ru
Admission:Free
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Flowers Exhibition Hall

Part of the Tauride Garden, this is an attractive historical greenhouse full of exotic plants from all over the world.

Address:2, Potiomkinskaya Ulitsa
Metro:Chernyshevskaya
Open:Daily, Mondays: 2 pm to 8 pm. Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 8 pm.
Phone:+7 (812) 579-8123
Website:http://www.orangeryspb.ru/
Admission:Adults: RUB 50.00. Children/students: RUB 40.00
Photo and video:RUB 75.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Museum of Bread

A museum that tells you all about making bread, with displays including antique baking tools, a reconstruction of a historic bakery, and lots of different types of Russian bread.

Address:2, Ulitsa Mikhailova
Metro:Ploshchad Lenina
Open:Daily, 10 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday
Phone:+7 (812) 294-5090
Website:http://muzei-xleb.ru/
Admission:Adults: RUB 100.00. Children/students: RUB 60.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Museum of Coffee

More like and exhibition centre than a museum, this place will tell you all about the different sorts of coffee and different ways of brewing it, and give you the chance to taste them.

Address:14, Voskresenskaya Naberezhnaya
Metro:Chernyshevskaya
Open:Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 8 pm.
Closed:Mondays
Phone:+7 (812) 275-8739
Website:http://www.mcof.ru/
Admission:Adult: RUB 250.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Museum of Printing

Located in a beautiful building historically connected with several newspapers, this museum has a collection of printing presses and a lot of historic editions of newspapers.

Address:32/2, Naberezhnaya Moyki
Metro:Nevsky Prospekt, Admiralteyskaya
Open:Thursday to Tuesday, 11 am to 6 pm.
Closed:Wednesdays
Phone:+7 (812) 312-0977
Website:http://www.spbmuseum.ru/themuseum/museum_complex/museum_of_printing/
Admission:Adult: RUB 100.00. Children/students: RUB 60.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Museum of the History of Political Police

Now part of the excellent Museum of Political History, this collection relies heavily on access to KGB and NKVD archives, so the focus is on operational procedure and historic cases.

Address:2, Gorokhovaya Ulitsa
Metro:Admiralteyskaya
Open:Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5 pm.
Closed:Saturdays and Sundays
Phone:+7 (812) 312-2742
Website:http://en.polithistory.ru/
Admission:Adults: RUB 150.00. Students: RUB 60.00. Children: RUB 40.00
Photo and video:RUB 100.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Nyenschantz Museum

This little-known but interesting museum charts the history of the Petersburg region before the city was founded, starting from the early middle ages.

Address:6, Angliyskaya Naberezhnaya (Embankment)
Metro:Admiralteyskaya
Open:Open by prior arrangement only.
Phone:+7 (812) 315-5547
Website:http://www.museum.ru/M2537
Admission:Free
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Museum of the Leningrad Military District (LenVO)

Located in St. Petersburg's Officers Club, this is a traditional museum that's probably only of interest to serious military enthusiasts, with displays about the Winter War and the Siege of Leningrad.

Address:20, Liteyny Prospekt
Metro:Chernyshevskaya
Open:Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.
Closed:Saturdays and Sundays
Phone:+7 (812) 578-8667
Website:http://www.museum.ru/M220
Admission:State Rooms and Collection - RUB 200.00, Collection only - RUB 100.00
Photo and video:RUB 100.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Alliluev Family Apartment Museum

Located in the former apartment of Stalin's in-laws, this out-of-the-way museum shows how the upper working class lived before the Revolution, and was another of Lenin's 1917 hideaways.

Address:17, 10th Sovietskaya Ulitsa
Metro:Chernyshevskaya, Ploschad Vosstaniya
Open:Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am to 6 pm.
Closed:Wednesdays and Sundays
Phone:+7 (812) 271-2579
Website:http://www.museum.ru/M177
Admission:Adult: RUB 200.00. Children/students: RUB 50.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Anna Akhmatova Apartment Museum

A popular museum devoted to the poet who went from being the most glamorous figure of Russia's Silver Age to chronicling with quiet dignity the horrors of the Siege of Leningrad and Stalin's rule.

Address:53, Liteiny Prospekt
Metro:Vladimirskaya / Dostoevskaya or Mayakovskaya
Open:Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10:30 am to 6:30 pm. Last admission is at 5:30 pm. Wednesdays, 1 pm to 9 pm. Last admission is at 8 pm.
Closed:Mondays
Phone:+7 (812) 579-7239
Website:http://en.akhmatova.spb.ru/start.56.html
Admission:RUB 120.00. Audio-guide (in Russian, English, French, German, Italian and Finnish): RUB 100.00
Photo and video:Photo: Free. Video: RUB 500.00
Accessibility note:Elevator is available. Please call in advance as staff assistance may be required.

Lev N. Gumilev Apartment Museum

The son of Anna Akhmatova, Gumilev was a controversial and extremely popular historian and ethnologist. This museum occupies the apartment he lived in before he died.

Address:1/15, Kolomenskaya Ulitsa
Metro:Vladimirskaya
Open:Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Closed:Mondays and Sundays
Phone:+7 (812) 571-0952
Admission:Adult: RUB 50.00. Children/students: RUB 20.00
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Isaac Brodsky Apartment Museum

A painter with the dubious honour of being one of the founders of Socialist Realism, Brodsky lived in this large and rather beautiful apartment for 15 years, and it displays some of his more private works.

Address:3, Ploschad Iskusstv (Arts Square)
Metro:Nevsky Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor
Open:Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 7 pm.
Closed:Mondays and Tuesdays
Phone:+7 (812) 314-3658
Website:http://eng.nimrah.ru/musbrod/
Admission:Adult: RUB 300.00. Children and students: RUB 50.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 100.00 Video: RUB 500.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Mikhail Zoshchenko Literary Memorial Museum

A simple apartment museum that is probably only of interest to fans of Zoshchenko, whose comic and satirical tales were loved by several generations of Soviet readers.

Address:4/2, Malay Konyushennaya Ulitsa (Apartment 119)
Metro:Nevsky Prospekt / Gostiny Dvor
Open:Daily from 10.30am to 6.30pm. Last admission is at 6pm
Closed:Mondays and the last Wednesday of each month
Phone:+7 (812) 571-7819
Website:http://litmuseum.spb.ru/
Admission:Adults: RUB 160.00. Children: RUB 80.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 70.00 Video: RUB 100.00
Accessibility note:Not suitable for wheelchair-bound and motion-impaired visitors (no elevator/lift)

Dostoevsky Memorial Museum

Popular with Russian and foreign tourists, this small museum has some imaginative literary displays, alongside a traditional recreation of the Dostoevsky family apartment.

Address:5/2, Kuznechny Pereulok
Metro:Vladimirskaya, Dostoyevskaya
Open:Daily from 11 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5:30 pm. Wednesday from 1 pm to 8 pm. Last admission is at 7:30 pm.
Closed:Monday
Phone:+7 (812) 571-4031
Website:http://www.md.spb.ru/
Admission:Adults: RUB 200.00. Children: RUB 100.00
Photo and video:Free
Accessibility note:Not suitable for wheelchair-bound and motion-impaired visitors (no elevator/lift)

Pyotr Kozlov Apartment Museum

Kozlov was an early 20th century Russian explorer famous for his travels in Central Asia and Tibet. His apartment has been turned into a museum with a wealth of artefacts from his expeditions.

Address:6, Smolny Prospekt, apt. 32
Metro:Chernyshevskaya
Open:Open to individual visitors on Thursdays only, 12 noon to 6 pm. Open to organized groups by prior appointment.
Closed:Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays
Phone:+7 (812) 710-0350
Website:http://kozlov-museum.ru/english/
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Nikolay Nekrasov Apartment Museum

Nekrasov was one of the most important poets of the mid 19th century, loved by the Soviets for his sympathy to the peasantry. This museum shows his personal effects.

Address:36, Liteyny Prospekt
Metro:Chernyshevskaya, Mayakovskaya
Open:Wednesday to Sunday. 10:30 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5:30 pm.
Closed:Mondays and Tuesdays
Phone:+7 (812) 272-0165
Website:http://www.museumpushkin.ru/
Admission:Adult: RUB 230.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 150.00 Video: RUB 300.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov Apartment Museum

A regular venue for classical concerts, this elegant apartment was home to one of Russia's most popular composers, and regularly frequented by many of the leading figures of the golden era of Russian music.

Address:28, Zagorodny Prospekt
Metro:Vladimirskaya, Dostoyevskaya, Zvenigorodskaya
Open:Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm
Closed:Mondays, Tuesdays, and the last Friday of each month
Phone:+7 (812) 713-3208, +7 (812) 315-3875
Website:http://www.theatremuseum.ru/eng/expo/rim_cor.html
Admission:Adults: RUB 100.00. Children: RUB 20.00. Audio guide: RUB 100.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 100.00 Video: RUB 200.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Samoilov Family Apartment Museum

Thirteen members of this family took to the stage in the early 19th century, and this museum celebrates their triumphs, particularly those of Vasiliy Vasilievich, one of the Imperial Theatre's greatest stars.

Address:8, Stremyannaya Ulitsa
Metro:Mayakovskaya, Vladimirskaya
Open:Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 6 pm.
Closed:Mondays, Tuesdays and the last Friday of each month.
Phone:+7 (812) 764-1130
Website:http://www.theatremuseum.ru/
Admission:Adults: RUB 100.00. Audio guide: RUB 100.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 100.00 Video: RUB 200.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Alexander Suvorov Memorial Museum

This beautiful Russian Revival building holds a collection of military paraphernalia, uniforms and arms connected with the commander famous for his success against Napoleon in the Crimea.

Address:43, Kirochnaya Ulitsa
Metro:Chernyshevskaya
Open:Daily, 10 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5 pm. Wednesday 1 pm to 9 pm. Last admission is at 8 pm.
Closed:Monday
Phone:+7 (812) 579-3914
Website:http://suvorovmuseum.ru/
Admission:Adult: RUB 400.00. Children: RUB 50.00
Photo and video:RUB 100.00
Accessibility note:Full wheelchair access is available.

Museum of Arctic and Antarctic

Housed in a former church, this museum charts Russian and Soviet exploration in the polar areas, and includes ethnographic material on the peoples of the Russian north.

Address:24a, Ulitsa Marata
Metro:Vladimirskaya
Open:Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm. Last admission is at 5:30pm. Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Last admission is at 4:30pm.
Closed:Monday, Tuesday and the last Friday of the month
Phone:+7 (812) 571-2549
Website:http://www.polarmuseum.ru/index_eng.html
Admission:Adult: RUB 280.00. Children: RUB 70.00
Photo and video:RUB 100.00
Accessibility note:Limited access for wheelchair-bound visitors: only the 1st floor (Arctic). Cloakroom and bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible.

Museum of Hygiene

Designed to educate the public, this historic museum in a former palace has some grim displays devoted to infectious diseases, and the stuffed corpse of one of Pavlov's dogs.

Address:25, Italianskaya Ulitsa
Metro:Nevsky Prospekt or Gostiny Dvor
Open:Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. Last admission at 5:30 pm. Friday, 11 am to 6 pm. Last admission at 5:30 pm.
Phone:+7 (812) 595-8908
Website:http://www.museum.ru/M233
Admission:Free
Photo and video:Photography not allowed.
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Museum of Water

An interactive museum housed in a historic water tower, the Museum of Water has a number of interesting exhibits about plumbing and sanitation.

Address:56, Shpalernaya Ulitsa
Metro:Chernyshevskaya
Open:Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm, Last admission at 6.30 pm.
Closed:Monday and Tuesday
Phone:+7 (812) 438-4375
Website:http://www.vodokanal-museum.ru/en/
Admission:TOWER: Adults RUB 250.00.Children/Students: RUB 200.00.
UNDERGROUND WORLD: RUB 250.00. Children/students: RUB 200.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 100.00 Video: RUB 500.00
Accessibility note:Wheelchair access is only available for Universe of Water exhibit in the water tower.

Oceanarium

Part of a shopping centre, this aquarium boasts a huge number of species, including sharks and seals, but is somewhat underwhelming.

Address:86, Ulitsa Marata
Metro:Zvenigorodskaya
Open:Daily from 10am to 10pm (ticket office to 9.15pm)
Closed:Last Monday of every month
Phone:+7 (812) 448-0077
Website:http://www.planeta-neptun.ru/ocean/?lang=eng&
Admission:Adult: RUB 450.00. Students/children: RUB 250.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 200.00 Video: RUB 500.00
Accessibility note:Full wheelchair access is available, with elevators/lifts and ramps.

Kamchatka Club Museum

Housed in a boilerhouse where several key figures of Soviet rock worked, including the legendary Viktor Tsoy, this is really a live music club with some interesting decorations.

Address:15, Ulitsa Blokhina
Metro:Sportivnaya
Open:Daily, after 1 pm
Phone:+7 (812) 987-2313
Website:http://www.clubkamchatka.ru/
Admission:Free
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

Street Art Museum

Street Art Museum is situated on the acting Laminated Plastics factory in the East of Saint Petersburg. Unification of industrial post-soviet ethics, the nerve of real life and young street art is the main thesis of the project.

Address:84, Shosse Revolyutsii
Metro:Novocherkasskaya
Open:Daily from 12am to 8pm, except Monday
Phone:+7 (812) 448-1593
Website:http://streetartmuseum.ru/en/
Admission:350 RUB
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:This museum is wheelchair accessible.

The Museum of 20th and 21st Century St. Petersburg Art

The Museum of St. Petersburg Art (20th-21st centuries) is a depository of a unique collection representing productions of the artists of Russia's Cultural Capital.

Address:103, Griboyedov Canal Embankment
Metro:Sadovaya
Open:Wednesday 2 pm. - 9 pm.; Thursday, Friday 2 pm. - 9 pm.; Saturday, Sunday 12 am. - 8 pm. The museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Phone:+7 (812) 314-9894
Website:http://www.mispxx-xxi.ru/eng/
Admission:free
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.

St. Petersburg Art Museum

Address:2, Smolenki Reki Embankment
Metro:Sportivnaya
Open:Daily, 9am to 9pm
Phone:+7 (812) 245-3737
Website:https://spbartmuseum.ru/
Admission:300 RUB
Photo and video:free/included
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.
USEFUL ADS