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State Memorial Museum of Leningrad Defense and Blockade: Tours & Tickets

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CLOSED FOR RENOVATION. The museum tells about the life of the city during the 900-day siege in 1941-44b.
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Solyanoi Lane, 9 | Metro: Chernyshevskaya, St. Petersburg 191028, Russia
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Luckily, my husband and I were accompanied by a guide who could interpret the Russian spoken by the museum's guide. The information and exhibits at the museum were a real eye opener for us visitors who did not know much about the siege of Leningrad....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This place is being renovated from June 2018 and looking at the bags of cement it's not opening soon. Get your hotel to check before walking here... in the rain.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank stevehe159
Reviewed 20 June 2018

As world cup supporters are finding out, the Russian people are great! They stood with us at great cost when our allies had fallen and America was still refusing to join the war effort. This is a very moving museum commenorating the siege of Leningrad...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Liz C
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Earlier reviews and blogs mention that there is limited, if no English at this museum. This isn't true. The audio guide was very comprehensive and there's plenty of English text explaining what went on. Gave me a good understanding of what the people of the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Kym B
Reviewed 14 February 2018

A sobering and informative place. The audio guide makes up for the lack of English signage. Beware, however, the privately paid tour guides- they act like they own the place and rudely expect you to move aside so "their" group can get a better view....More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank 1yearoff
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The museum is not too big but well worth a visit,you can hire an audio guide in English the guide is good but you may want to skip some of the sections as the description goes into too great a depth for the casual visitor.The...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank slaughtneil
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I think one of the most important museums to visit, small and less well known but captures the traumatic and heart rendering episodes of the 2nd world war, everyone should visit this museum to learn more about the incredible suffering the people of Leningrad experienced...More

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank Steve L
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I think it is difficult to understand the history of the city of Leningrad (St. Petersburg), without engaging with the terrible siege that this city had to endure. As the almost three years long siege resulted in 800,000 dead people, mainly from starvation, rather than...More

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank Sascha G
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This small museum might not be on the usual list of things to do in St P but it was one of the most memorable for us. You will need an audio guide as much of the written information is in Russian but these are...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank RosWithHoney
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This museum is very interesting since it collects many original memorabilia, posters, guns, ration books from the 1941-43 Leningrad siege. Unfortunately, almost every explanations and panels in the museum are....in Russian and so it is very difficult to understand what is exhibited. Only few panels...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank PalombiG
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emufear
3 July 2018|
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Response from lauren h |
They were closed when I went by second week of June. Looks like it’ll be closed for a year too. Silly as it was high on my list.
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