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The Alexander Suvorov Memorial Museum

This museum is devoted to one of Russia's most outstanding generals, the military strategist and army commander Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov (1730-1800), who excelled in his service to the state during the reign of Empress Catherine the Great and Emporer Paul I. Suvorov's charismatic personality won him respect and admiration among his troops, a crucial element in helping the general to achieve his military goals. Suvorov rose to fame during the Crimean Wars against Napoleon's France, when he defeated several leading French generals in the challenging terrain of the Alps.

  • Picturesque building of the Suvorov Memorial Museum in St Petersburg, Russia
    Picturesque building of the Suvorov Memorial Museum
  • 'Suvorov's departure for the campaign of 1799' - mosaic on the facade of the Suvorov Memorial Museum in St Petersburg, Russia
    Suvorov's departure for the campaign of 1799 - mosaic on the facade of the Suvorov Memorial Museum
  • Holiday at the Suvorov Memorial Museum in St Petersburg, Russia
    Holiday at the Suvorov Memorial Museum
  • Collections at the Suvorov Memorial Museum in St Petersburg, Russia
    Collections at the Suvorov Memorial Museum
  • 'Fortress of Izmail captured by Suvorov in 1790'
    Fortress of Izmail captured by Suvorov in 1790

The newly refurbished museum is packed with military memorabilia from Suvorov's times, including weapons, banners, uniforms and excellent models and large panoramas recreating historic battlefields.

When passing by the museum's host building, take a look at the two large mosaics, which decorate its facade. Both are based on historical events; the left-hand one features "Suvorov Crossing the Alps" and the right-hand one illustrates "Suvorov leaving home for the campaign of 1799".

Address:43, Kirochnaya Ulitsa
Metro:Chernyshevskaya
Telephone:+7 (812) 579-3914
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
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.
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