The Russian Museum
A gem in St. Petersburg is the Russian Museum where you can spend the best part of a day. It is devoted to Russian artists and houses a vast collection of art and artifacts. If you are into paintings & rural artifacts etc, this is not to be missed. The building is quite impressive too.
The Russian Museum collection contains more than 400.000 exhibits. The main complex of museum buildings - the Mikhailovsky Palace and Benois Wing - houses the permanent exhibition of the Russian Museum, tracing the entire history of Russian art from the tenth to the twentieth centuries. The museum collection embraces all forms, genres, schools and movements of art.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday - 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ticket offices close 30 minutes earlier and the Museum is closed on Tuesday.