The Menshikov Palace (a branch of the Hermitage) in St. Petersburg was built for the first Governor-General of St. Petersburg Alexander Danilovich Menshikov as a residential and administrative-public building.
The palace is made in the style of Peter the Great Baroque and is the first stone building in St. Petersburg. The complex also included the wooden Ambassadorial Palace, the adobe Church of the Resurrection and the stone two-story house of the manager, which formed a small town on the island surrounded by gardens and parks. So far, only the stone building of the palace complex has survived.
The authors of the project are the invited architects D. M. Fontana and G. I. Shedel. After the disgrace of Menshikov, the palace was confiscated to the treasury and turned into a closed military educational institution.
After restoration in 1981, it was transferred to the Hermitage, the exposition “Culture of Russia in the first third of the 18th century” was opened.
From Tuesday to Sunday – from 12:00 to 19:00. Day off – Monday
The museum is closed on January 1 and May 9
“Menshikov’s Palace” – department of the State Hermitage Museum
Entrance ticket – 600 rub.
You can visit the Menshikov Palace only as part of excursion groups for sessions. The duration of the tour is 1 hour.
It is recommended to arrive at the meeting point of the tour group 15 minutes before the start of the tour.
Visitors who are late for the tour are not allowed to view the exhibits on their own.
Tickets are refunded no later than 3 days before the date of visiting the museum.
The tour is conducted in Russian.
How to get?
Address: St. Petersburg, Vasilevsky Island, Universitetskaya embankment, 15
Nearest metro station: Vasileostrovskaya, Sportivnaya, Admiralteyskaya