Visiting museums is always a treat. You get to get a glimpse of a city’s culture through various displays that are featured in exhibits and galleries that are showcased in museums. In St. Petersburg you won’t run out of museums to visit. They’ve got over two hundred museums! So read on and take your pick on which museum to visit. If you have the time, go visit them all!
The Hermitage Museum is the biggest and perhaps the most popular museum in St. Petersburg. It is also the most visited and it is already considered as a trademark of the city. It has almost 3 million items on display and has the biggest painting collection in the world. It is also considered as one of the biggest and oldest museums in the world. It is truly one of the must-see attractions of St. Petersburg.
The Russian Museum houses the biggest Russian fine art collection in St. Petersburg. It was established in 1895 to commemorate Alexander III. The Black Square by Kazimir Malevich is part of the many great pieces of art included in the museums fine art collection.
Aside from Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum, the notable museums that are worth visiting are Central Naval Museum, Zoological Museum, Museum of contemporary art Erarta, Railway Museum, Saint Petersburg Museum of Histor, Artillery Museum, and the Museum of the Siege of Leningrad.