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THE CENTRAL NAVAL MUSEUM
One of the world biggest navy museums, that was established in 1709. The museum exhibits the items related to the history of Russian Fleet, and the traditions of Russian sailors. The museum stores over 800 thousand exhibits including 2 thousand ship models, over 3,500 banners, over 7 thousand items of arms, weapons, and military facilities, about 2 thousand paintings. The boat of Peter the Great is the unique exhibit of the museum.

Address: Birzhevaya pl., 4
Phone: 218-25-02
Web: www.museum.navy.ru
Open: 10.30 a.m. to 17.45 p.m.
Closed on MON, TUE.

THE MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY OF RUSSIA
Established in 1901 as an ethnography department of the Russian Museum (opened in 1923). The main collection (over 260 thousand articles and 140 thousand photographs) comprises the items related to the culture and life of nations of the former USSR, as well as to modern folk art.

Address: Inzhenernaya ul., 4 a
Phone: 219-11-74
Web: www.ethnomuseum.ru
Open: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. TUE till 4.
Closed on MON.

THE MUSEUM OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
It is one of the world biggest collections of musical instruments that was created in 1902. Here you can see instruments that belonged to the great masters.

Address: Isaakievskaya pl., 5.
Phone: 314-53-94
Web: www.mmv.ru/p/museum
Open: 12 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on MON, TUE.

THE HOUSE OF M. KSHESINSKAYA
The Museum of the Political History of Russia The museum exhibits documents, works of art,and articles related to the events of the political history of Russia of the 19th - 20thcenturies. The museum is known by the permanent exhibition of wax statues of famouspoliticians. There is also a separate memorial exhibition located in the personal rooms of M. Kshesinskaya, which is dedicated to the creative life of the world famous ballerina.

Address: Kuybysheva ul., 2.
Phone: 233-70-48
Open: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on THU.

THE HOUSE OF PETER 1
Constructed in 1703. From 1918 the government protects it. The museum exhibits the itemsrelated to victory of Russia in the Northern War of 1700-21, as well as the items aboutfoundation of St.Petersburg. The interiors show the household items of the 18th century, and objects that belonged to Peter the Great.

Address: Petrovskaya nab., 6
Phone: 232-45-76
Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on TUE.

THE MIKHAILOVSKY CASTLE
It is an affiliate of the Russian Museum.

Address: Sadovaya ul., 2
Phone: 210-41-73
Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. MON till 4.
Closed on TUE.

THE MILITARY HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF ARTILLERY, ENGINEERING AND COMMUNICATION FORCES
It is one of the world biggest military museums. The museum is located in the building of the former Arsenal and dates from 1756. It stores over 500 thousand items (from oldarquebases of the 18th century, till modern rockets.

Address: Alexandrovskiy park, 7
Phone: 233-03-82
Open: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on MON, TUE.

THE MENSHIKOV PALACE
It is an affiliate of the Hermitage. From 1967 the museum exhibits the items of Russianculture of the first third of the 18th century, the genuine unique pieces of art andhousehold objects of the Peter I epoch.

Address: Universitetskaya nab., 15
Phone: 213-11-12
Open: 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. TUE till 4.
Closed on MON.

THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF ST.PETERSBURG
THE PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS

Formed in 1918 as a museum of the city. The museum holds about 840 thousand items, a unique collection of the maps of St.Petersburg, genuine drawings of famous architects,household articles of the 18th - 20th centuries. The exhibitions show the life of various strata of people in St.Petersburg. The excursion route includes visits to the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Grand Dukes Burial-vault, the Prison of Trubetskoy Bastion, theexhibitions of the Engineer House, the House of the Superintendent, and the Boat House.

Address: Petropavlovskaya krepost, 3
Phone: 238-45-50
Open: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. TUE till 4. Closed on WED and on the last TUE of every month.

THE MUSEUM OF THEATER AND MUSIC
It is one of the biggest museums of theater. Established in Petrograd in 1918, the museumkeeps the collection of portraits and documents of the Alexandra Theater. The exhibited and stored items elucidate the history or Russian and West European Theaters of the 18th -19th centuries. There are over 400 thousand unique exhibits in the museum.

Address: Ostrovskogo pl.,6 a
Phone: 311-21-95
Open: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. WED: 13 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Closed on TUE.

THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY SCULPTURE
Established in 1932 as the Necropolis Museum. From 1939 it is the State Museum of the CitySculpture that is responsible for management of all city sculptures and memorialsignboards. There are two departments in the museum: the Department of artisticgravestones and the department of monumental sculpture of the 19th - 20th centuries.

Address: Nevsky pr., 179/2
Phone: 274-26-35
Open: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed on THU.

THE MUSEUM OF M.V. LOMONOSOV
Established in 1947. The museum was opened in 1949 in the building of Kuntzkamera. The museum shows the exhibition "Lomonosov and the Russian astronomy of the 18thcentury". You can see here the personal effects of Lomonosov, scientific devices,scientific and literature works of the scientist, as well as the samples of materials for mosaic pictures that were created under his guidance. The decor and atmosphere of theconference hall of the Academy of Science of the 18th century was reconstructed.

Address: Universitetskaya nab., 3
Phone: 238-45-50
Open: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on THU.

THE MUSEUM OF ZOOLOGY
The museum was created in 1832 on the basis of the collection of Kunstkammer. It holds theexhibits of over 15 million types of animals. The Museum of Zoology of St.Petersburg isone of the world biggest museums of this kind.

Address: Universitetskaya nab., 1
Phone: 218-01-12
Open: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on FRI.

THE MONUMENT TO HEROIC DEFENDERS OF LENINGRAD
Created in 1975. In 1978 a memorial Hall was opened that houses the exhibits and relicsrelated to the heroic defense of Leningrad during the World War II.

Address: Pobedy pl.
Phone: 293-65-63
Open: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. TUE, FRI till 5.
Closed on WED.

THE SUMMER PALACE OF PETER 1
It is one of the first stone buildings in St.Petersburg constructed in 1710-14 to the designs of the architect D. Tresini. The palace preserved the original decor and theinteriors. The exhibits include items that belonged to Peters the Great, and Catherine I,items of carved wood and glass, expensive fabrics, trellises, and paintings of the 18thcentury.

Address: Summer Garden
Phone: 314-04-56
Open: 11 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Closed on TUE.

THE STROGANOV PALACE
It is a luxurious palace created by Rastrelli, which became an affiliate of the RussianMuseum. It is used as the depositary and the exhibition hall.

Address: Nevskiy pr., 17
Phone: 311-82-38
Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

THE STATE RUSSIAN MUSEUM
(The Mikhailovsky Palace, and the Benoir building).
Established in 1895 as the center of art and history. The museum was opened in 1898 and named after its founder "The Emperor Museum of the Russian Art named after Alexander III". From 1917 it is called "The Russian Museum". The museum owns the Russia biggest collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, items of applied and folk arts. The exhibitions show ancient icons and the collections of items of the 18th - 20thcenturies.

Address: Inzhenernaya yl., 4
Phone: 314-34-48
Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. MON till 4.
Closed on TUE.

THE APARTMENT OF ANNA AKHMATOVA (Fontannyy dom)
It is a literature/historical museum that was opened in 1989. It comprises the apartmentinteriors of the art historian N.I. Punin, the husband of Akhmatova, as well as theexhibits dedicated to creative life of the poetess.

Address: Fontanki Reki nab., 34
Phone: 272-22-11
Web: www.museum.ru/museum/akhmatova/fountain_house
Open: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on MON and the last WED of every month.

THE APARTMENT OF A.A. BLOCK
The museum was opened in 1980 in apartments nos. 21 and 23, where the poet lived from 1912till 1921. The interior and the atmosphere of the beginning of the 20th century arereconstructed. Many items that belonged to A.A. Block are exhibited here.

Address: Dekabristov ul., 57
Phone: 113-86-33
Open: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on WED.

THE APARTMENT OF N.A. NEKRASOV
The museum was opened in 1946 to honor the 125th anniversary of the poet. The Nekrasov'sapartment was reconstructed to old drawings and memoirs of the contemporaries. Nekrasov's personal effects, portraits and paintings are exhibited in the museum.

Address: Liteynyy pr., 36
Phone: 272-01-65
Open: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on TUE and the last FRI of every month.

THE APARTMENT OF PUSHKIN
The museum was opened in 1925. It is the last apartment of the poet, reconstructed to theplot-plan made by Zhukovsky and memoirs of Pushkin's contemporaries. The exhibits includethe articles that belonged to Pushkin as well as some household items.

Address: Moiki Reki nab, 12
Phone: 314-00-06
Open: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on TUE and the last FRI of every month.

THE MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF F.M. DOSTOEVSKY
The museum was opened in 1971 to honor the 150th anniversary of the great Russian writer. The interiors of the apartment where Dostoevsky spent last years of his life arereconstructed with some personal effects of the writer exhibited.

Address: Kuznechnyy per., 5/2
Phone: 311-40-31
Web: http://www.md.spb.ru/dost
Open: 11 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Closed on MON and on the last WED of every month.

THE MUSEUM OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE (The Pushkinskiy Dom).
The museum was established in 1905 as a museum type depositary. The Museum of Literature of the House of Pushkin holds the Russia largest collection of manuscripts, icons, andmemorial articles related to the history of Russian literature and culture of the 18th -20th centuries.

Address: Makarova nab., 4
Phone: 218-05-02
Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on SAT, SUN.

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