Excursions to St. Petersburg museums
St. Petersburg, which firmly retains the title of the “cultural capital” of Russia, has concentrated over 200 museums and their branches on its territory. This figure excludes the narrow museums on the history of enterprises and educational institutions. It was in St. Petersburg where the Russian history of the museum began and the first public museums were opened. The oldest museum of St. Petersburg was opened in 1709. It was the Naval Museum, created under the Admiralty. The visitors were presented models of ships with drawings. But the very first museum open to visitors is the Kunstkamera or the cabinet of rarities. Now it is a museum of Peter the Great Anthropology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The first excursion to the museum in St. Petersburg took place in 1714. Currently, the most visited excursions in St. Petersburg museums are excursions to art museums. The biggest and the most popular museum is The State Hermitage Museum. The museum complex of the Hermitage consists of six buildings, which houses 365 rooms. The world's largest collection of national art is in the Russian Museum. It is located in the Mikhailovsky Palace and includes a collection from Old Russian painting and decorative arts to the art objects of the newest trends.
Bus excursion museum
The bus excursion museum involves connecting excursions in the museum and a thematic excursion in the bus on the way to and from the museum. Most of the excursions to St. Petersburg museums require an individual reservation.