|The State Hermitage Museum|
Address: 2, Dvortsovaya Ploshchad (Dvortsovaya Square)
Phone: +7 (812) 5718446
|State Russian Museum|
Rivaling the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow as the country's finest collection of Russian art, this beautifully displayed collection occupies several historic buildings, centered on the splendid neoclassical Mikhailovsky Palace.
Main Collection at the Mikhailovsky Palace:
Address: 4, Inzhenernaya Ulitsa
Metro: Nevsky Prospekt / Gostiny Dvor
Open: Daily 10am to 6pm. Last admission is at 5pm. Mondays, 10am to 5pm. Last admission is at 4pm.
Phone: +7 (812) 595-4248
Academy of Fine Arts Museum
In the historic home of the original Academy of Fine Arts, this museum contains work by many of the great artists who have attended this renowned institution, as well as temporary displays by respected Russian and foreign artists.
Address: 17, Universitetskaya Naberezhnaya
Metro: Gostiny Dvor, then trolleybus 10 towards the beginning of Nevsky Prospekt
Open: Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm. Last admission is at 5:15pm.
Closed: Monday and Tuesday
Telephone: +7 (812) 323-6496
Museum of Applied Art
Part of the Art and Industry Academy, St. Petersburg's most prestigious art school, this fascinating museum has a superb collection of decorative art from all over the world, including several halls of traditional Russian handicrafts, and is well worth seeking out.
Location: 13-15, Solyanoy Pereulok
Telephone: +7 (812) 273-3258
Open: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4:30pm. Last admission is at 4pm.
Closed: Sundays, Mondays and the last Friday of each month.
St. Petersburg Museum of Dolls
This charming museum has a huge range of dolls and toy soldiers, including traditional folk dolls in a variety of national costumes, and modern dolls by fashionable designers. The museum also runs masterclasses where visitors can learn to make their own dolls.
Location: 8, Ulitsa Kamskaya
Telephone: +7 (812) 327-7223, +7 (812) 327-7274
Open: Daily from 10 am to 6pm
Museum of Non-Conformist Art
Part of the renowned Pushkinskaya 10 Arts Centre, a nexus for underground culture since 1989, this small museum brings together some of the best work of Leningrad's unofficial arts scene from the 1950s to the 1980s, as well as work by younger St. Petersburg artists.
Location: 10, Ulitsa Pushkinskaya (Entrance from 53, Ligovsky Prospekt)
Metro: Ploshchad Vosstaniya
Telephone: +7 (812) 764-5371
Open: Monday to Friday, 11 am to 6 pm.
Closed: Saturdays and Sundays
Museum of the History of Photography
This modern museum on the Petrograd Side traces the history of photography through the 19th and 20th centuries, with a collection of images and equipment that comprehensively illustrates the different stages of technical innovation.
Location: 23, Ulitsa Professora Popova
Telephone: +7 (812) 346-1850
Open: Daily from 1pm to 5pm
Closed: Sundays and Mondays. Closed in July and August.
Museum of the Petersburg Avant-garde
Housed in an elegant wooden building that was once home to composer and painter Mikhail Matyushin, this museum commemorates the many luminaries who gathered here, including Vladimir Mayakovsky and Kazimir Malevich, and the extraordinary artistic revolution they implemented.
Location: 10, Ulitsa Professora Popova
Telephone: +7 (812) 347-6898
Open: Daily from 11am to 6pm (to 5pm on Tuesdays)
Museum of Glass Art
Displaying the products of the Leningrad Glass Art Factory, a Soviet project founded to experiment with the decorative application of glass, this charming and colourful museum is housed in the Conservatory of Yelagin Palace.
Location: 1, Yelagin Ostrov
Metro: Staraya Derevnya, Krestovsky Ostrov
Telephone: +7 (812) 430-0911
Open: Daily from 10am to 6pm. Last admission is at 5 pm
Closed: Mondays and the last Tuesday of each month
Museum of Theatrical and Musical Art
A small museum adjacent to the Alexandrinsky Theatre containing exhibits connected to the history of the former Imperial Theatre and its stars in the 19th and 20th centuries, including costumes, set designs, and playbills.
Location: 6, Ploshchad Ostrovskogo
Metro: Nevsky Prospekt / Gostiny Dvor
Telephone: +7 (812) 571-2195, +7 (812) 315-5243
Open: Daily from 11am to 6pm (from 1pm to 7pm on Wednesdays)
Closed: Tuesdays and the last Friday of each month
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