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The State Museum of the Political History of Russia: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Kuibysheva st., 2/4 | Metro: Gorkovskaya, St. Petersburg 198218, Russia
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Reviewed October 6, 2019

This is a fascinating and wonderful museum. We spent several hours there, with a break for coffee and cake in the middle. It helps if you know some Russian, but there is English translation for the most important parts. Definitely needs more than one visit...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 26, 2019 via mobile

It is a very well organised museum,very informative even though not everything was in english and makes you want to find out more about russian political history.There are also mini documentaries you can watch at any time in the museum.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 26, 2019 via mobile

The State Museum of Political History is located in Saint Petersburg, near the St. Paul and Peter Fortress. It is located in an old palace reconverted in museum. It is very interesting, if you are interested in the history of the country. In fact, here...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2019

This is a great museum and it is housed in a very historical and beautiful art nouveau building. It was the home of the famous ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya, and the new exhibition on the top floor of her former mansion "Fouettes of Fate" is devoted...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed September 11, 2019

Located in an old mansion of a former ballerina, near the Sennaya metro stop, this museum is loaded with information and exhibits. There are English placard for each general exhibit, though not a translation for each item. Still, it is interesting and informative. Admission is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2019

OK, I am biased. I love history, and I love taking photos of historical objects. On both counts, this museum is unmissable. It covers Russian politics in great (one might even say excruciating!) detail, warts and all, up to modern times. No value judgements, no...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2019

We had a couple of hours to spare, and came across this externally very unassuming museum. The reception area is spacious, bright and very clean. The museum is made up of several, well-organised, exhibition rooms, each illustrating and describing events which in one way or...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

This was our third visit to St Petersburg so we were looking for something other than the usual tourist attractions. This was one . I don’t think a lot of western tourists visit here. We and another couple from our cruise ship were the only...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Raymond T
Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

This really should be a mandatory visit for all tourists in St Petersburg. Learn about the dark side of history in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. It could use more English translations of the exhibits, but it’s still worthwhile for non-Russian speakers.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

Heaps of interesting facts and artefacts showing the history of Russian politics for around the last 130 years. There was quite a bit of English translation but it did seem to drop off towards the end of the exhibits. Allow a good 2 to 3...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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July 9, 2018|
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Response from opera_fanatic47 | Reviewed this property |
I cannot tell from the museum's website whether their guided tours are in English at all. The audioguide and audiopen are very good. You can hire a private guide for quite reasonably in St. Petersburg. I visited the... More
Stephen J
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Hello! The Museum opens at 10/00 (open till 18.00, ticket office closes at 17.00)
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