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The State Museum of the Political History of Russia

Kuibysheva st., 2/4 | Metro: Gorkovskaya, St. Petersburg 198218, Russia
+7 812 313-61-63
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For a history buff this is a must visit. The museum is in a beautiful building. The audio tour is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ramchabi
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Very interesting museum in fantastic historical building

There it lots of information for people who want to know more about revolution and abolition of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ch0cbr0wnie
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London, United Kingdom
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Kuibysheva st., 2/4 | Metro: Gorkovskaya, St. Petersburg 198218, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a history buff this is a must visit. The museum is in a beautiful building. The audio tour is a must as it is difficult to follow otherwise.

Thank ramchabi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There it lots of information for people who want to know more about revolution and abolition of royalty. The building itself is amazing, previously belonged to the very famous ballerina Kshesinskaya who was the richest woman in the country before revolution. there is exhibition about...More

Thank ch0cbr0wnie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review concerns the main site of the State Museum of the Political History of Russia, located in an art-nouveau mansion on Kuibysheva Street on the Petrograd Side. First thing: This museum is HUGE. I came with a Russian-speaking guide for two hours and saw...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

I was dragged here by my 5 year old son who has been here seversl times with his kindergarten. and man was i surprised. the place is for lack of a better word, just Awesome. the modest entrance from kronverksky prospect opened up to a...More

1  Thank WaltD66
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

My husband and I don't speak Russian so we were completely dependent on the English version audio guide. We learned so much and were very impressed that the museum showed a great deal of candor in presenting the Stalin purges and the gulags in an...More

1  Thank First-time-in-Asia
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great museum if you are interested in the soviet era although has more to offer than that. There are two English audio guides and you do need a guide - although most displays are explained in English. We took the Soviet era...More

Thank Alan J
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This museum is located just across the road from the mIn entrance to Peter & Paul Fortress. Nearby are Cruiser Aurora and Peter I’s House. Most of the exhibits have English translation but the audio guide gives a more in depth explanation. The museum tells...More

1  Thank Allkuans
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

The museum complex looks nice and is quite modern from the inside. Overall, it was very interesting: we ended up spending 2:30 hours walking around and could have stayed much longer if we had gone through all the rooms thoroughly. They offer two types of...More

Thank ELDldn93
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

To fully understand and appreciate all following museums and exhibitits one needs to grasp Russia's history, fundamental in this understanding is its complicating political history. The museum gives a nice overview of important political and historical events. There are more in-depth exhibitits about propaganda in...More

Thank J L
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

I did not want to leave St Petersburg without visiting this museum so I took a cab the last day in order to see it one hour before going to the airport. I only had time to go around the exhibition celebrating the 100 years...More

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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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