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State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg includes seven branches: Peter and Paul Fortress, Shlisselburg Fortress Oreshek, Rumyantsev Mansion, Alexander Blok Museum, Sergey Kirov Museum, St. Petersburg Avant-garde Museum (Mikhail Matyushin’s House), Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad, Museum of Printing.

The collection of the museum numbers some 1,5 million items – material testimonies of the history of St. Petersburg.

The museum carries out large works on preservation, conservation and restoration of monuments of cultural and historical significance. Our curators are engaged in various exhibition and publishing projects.

Permanent display in the Neva Curtain Wall explores the history of Peter and Paul Fortress. More than 500 items from the museum collection, including archeological finds, engravings, photographs, construction equipment, models of the fortification structures, tell the story of the construction and development of the unique historical monument. Architectural designs, Russian and Swedish layouts and maps of the early nineteenth century demonstrate strategic importance of the location of the fortress. The exhibition is accompanied with multimedia programs.

Total exhibition area, sq.m.
1 369
Total capacity, pers.
1 155
Number of meeting rooms
Distance from airport, km.
Distance from Moskovskiy railway station, km.

Public transport stop (970 m)

Free parking
Services and Facilities
Excursions; Restaurant; Wheelchair accessible

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