There are over 200 museums and their branches in St. Petersburg.
The list includes main public museums of St. Petersburg (except for narrow departmental museums on the history of enterprises, educational institutions, military units and public organizations).
It was in St. Petersburg that public museums were opened for the first time in Russia.
Since 1702, decrees of Emperor Peter I were issued on the collection and storage of models and various rarities. In 1714, the first state public museum, the Kunstkamera, was founded, which included the Kunskabinet (the first art museum in Russia) and the Munskabinet (the first numismatic museum).
TOP 40 most visited museums in St. Petersburg (in alphabetical order)