Three Centuries above the City: History of the Bell Tower of the Peter and Paul Cathedral

Located in the bell tower of the Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral and offering spectacular panoramic views over the historic centre of St. Petersburg from the 42m-high viewing platform, this exhibition introduces visitors to the history of the construction and restoration of the bell tower and spire of the St. Petersburg Cathedral, and of the bells within it.

Exhibits included blueprints and models, historic photographs, and the original angel weather vane (with revolving mechanism) from 1858. The bells on display include the cathedral's 18th century Dutch bells, Russian church bells from the 18th-20th centuries, and the carillion, a 51-bell instrument presented to St. Petersburg in 2001 by Queen Fabiola of Belgium and 350 sponsors from throughout the world. It is now used occasionally for concerts.

Open:May 1 to September 15: Open daily, except Wednesdays. Four sessions per day: 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm and 4 pm.
Closed:all other dates
Admission:RUB 150.00
Accessibility note:Not wheelchair accessible