Saint-Petersburg’s most unusual museums

During rainy days in Saint-Petersburg, you can visit one of many exciting and creative museums. They will make you forget about the constant march of time and keep you entertained.

The Erarta Museum

The biggest gallery of contemporary art in Russia, this place differs from any other museum in the world. Here you can observe and buy the works of the most celebrated Russian artists. Not only that,  you can, for example, take a night tour of the museum, which will probably make you feel like you are in the movie “A Night in the Museum”, although, it’s very unlikely that any of the exhibits will come to life. You can also attend a silent disco party, which is basically everyone dancing in a room with headphones on…hence the term ‘silent’

Also, this is the perfect place for amazing photos, selfies et al. Visit the U-Space where every room is dedicated to a different theme. One of the most popular is the “Cherry Orchard” with glass bubbles and soft light.

Address:

2 29th line of Vasilevskiy Ostrov

Metro station:

Vasilevskiy Ostrov

Web-site:

https://www.erarta.com/en/

 

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The street art Museum

One day, the genius Maecenas decided to turn a working fabric into a street art museum. He bought the building and let any talented artist paint whatever and wherever they wanted. Very quickly, this place became a cultural center of street art in Saint-Petersburg and one of the best museums of this kind in the world. To visit this museum you must pre-register, since it’s a working strategic object with limited access.

Address:

84 Shosse Revolyutsii

Metro station:

Ladozhskaya

Web-site:

https://streetartmuseum.ru/en/

 

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The Museum of Russian vodka

Russian vodka is known all over the world, and it’s time to find some fascinating facts about this alcoholic drink. Here you take tours  in Russian or in English and try different sorts of vodka and traditional appetizers.

Address:

4 Konnogvardeyiski boulevard

Metro station:

Admiralsteyiskaya

Web-site:

https://www.vodkamuseum.su/en

 

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The “Republic of Cats” museum

Initially, the idea was to create a shelter for homeless cats and eventually help them find a home. These days, it is also a museum where you can find out many interesting facts about our feline friends, and spend some time in the museum cafe, as well as get some positive emotions by hanging out with the museum’s residents…the fluffy kittens….just don’t melt away from their cuteness 🙂

Address:

10 Yakubovicha Street, 62 Liteyny Prospect

Metro station:

Gostyny Dvor

 

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The Planetarium

Russia was the first country to send a person into space, so it is little wonder that planetariums are an ‘in thing’ here. Everyone loves planetariums and Saint-Petersburg has THE biggest planetarium in the world….yes, we kid you not! The dome of the St. Petersburg planetarium is 37 meters in diameter, which is two meters wider than the former record holder, the planetarium in Nagoya, Japan. So make sure you drop by to find out more about the wonderful galaxy we live in, see the stars and observe planets and comets through an enormous telescope. There’s also a museum of Space Exhibits and an interactive hall equipped with virtual reality technology.

Address:

4 Aleksandrovsky Park

Metro station:

Sportivnaya

 

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The Club-museum Kotelnaya Kamchatka

“Kotelnaya” in Russian means “a boiler-house”. This was where Victor Tsoi — a young man who later became a symbol of his generation, worked in the 1980s. Even if you’re not a fan of this musician but like rock music, you can still visit this unusual museum, where underground rock concerts take place almost every evening.

Interesting fact: Viktor Robertovich Tsoi (21 June 1962 – 15 August 1990) was a Soviet singer and songwriter who co-founded Kino, one of the most popular and musically influential bands in the history of Russian music. He is regarded as one of the pioneers of Russian rock and is credited with popularizing the genre throughout the Soviet Union. Till this day, he retains a devoted following in many ex-Soviet countries, such as Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan, where he is known as one of the most influential and popular people in the history of Russian music.

Address:

15 Blokhina Street

Metro station:

Sportivnaya

 

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The Scale Model Museum Petrovskaya Akvatoria

A perfect way to see the entire Saint-Petersburg in one glance would be to visit a scale model museum. Here you can see microcopies of the most important monuments and buildings in Saint-Petersburg of the 17-18th centuries and enjoy a guided excursion conducted by the tsar Peter the Great who founded the city in 1703.

Address:

4/1 Malaya Morskaya

Metro station:

Admiralteyskaya

 

 

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