Mikhailovsky Palace and the State Russian Museum

Mikhailovsky Palace is the palace of Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich, the fourth son of Paul I and Maria Feodorovna, the younger brother of Emperors Alexander I and Nicholas I.

Historic building in St. Petersburg, built in 1819-1825 by architect K. I. Rossi in the city center on the square, which in 1834 was named Mikhailovskaya (from September 26, 1940 – Arts Square).

An architectural monument of late classicism, or Russian Empire.

Since 1898, the building housed the “Russian Museum of Emperor Alexander III”, since 1917 – the State Russian Museum.

The State Russian Museum

The State Russian Museum (until 1917 the Russian Museum of Emperor Alexander III) is the largest collection of Russian art in the world. Located in the central part of St. Petersburg.

It is also one of the largest art museums in the world with total area over 30 hectares. In 2021 it attracted 2,260,231 visitors, ranking second on list of most-visited art museums in the world.

The modern Russian Museum is a complex museum complex. The main exposition part of the museum occupies five buildings: the Mikhailovsky Palace (the main building of the museum) with the Benois exhibition building, the Mikhailovsky (Engineer) Castle, the Marble Palace, the Stroganov Palace and the Summer Palace of Peter I. The museum also includes the Mikhailovsky Garden, the Summer Garden, the Mikhailovsky (Engineering) Garden and the House of Peter I on Petrovsky embankment and a number of other buildings.

As of January 1, 2015, the collection of the Russian Museum amounted to 410,945 items. This number includes works of painting, graphics, sculpture, numismatics, arts and crafts and folk art, as well as archival materials.

How to get to?

Address: St. Petersburg, st. Engineering, 4

Metro: Gostiny Dvor station.

Phones: 570-52-23, 570-56-91

Working days

Monday 10:00-18:00
The Mikhailovsky Palace and the Benois building are open until 20.00
Tuesday day off
Wednesday 10:00-18:00
Thursday 13:00—21:00
Friday 10:00-18:00
Saturday 10:00-18:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00


The only official website for buying tickets to the Russian Museum is www.rusmuseum.ru.

We ask you to be very careful not to become victims of scammers and ticket resellers. Tickets to the museum on the Internet can only be purchased through the official website of the museum.

Adults: 550 roubles

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