Gary Bembridge offers a short video tour of the beautiful Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. One of the largest and oldest museums in the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852. Its collections, of which only a small part are on permanent display, comprise over three million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world.
Of six buildings of the main museum complex, five, including the Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, New Hermitage and Hermitage Theatre, are open to the public. The entrance ticket for foreign tourists costs more than the fee paid by citizens of Russia and Belarus. However, entrance is free of charge the first Thursday of every month for all visitors, and free daily for students and children. The museum is closed on Mondays. The entrance for individual visitors is located in the Winter Palace, accessible from the Courtyard.
You may also take a virtual tour on the Hermitage’s website.