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Menshhikov's Palace Museum

Universitetskaia Emb., 15, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
+7 812 710-96-25
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Mansion that is part of the Hermitage Museum

We visited this museum along with the Hermitage. It is a good ways away, but if you buy the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shenyang, Liaoning, China
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The palace isn't too big so you will not fed up with it quickly. The guide don't go on about... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Marina G
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A vision in yellow, this majestic palace - now housing Russian cultural artifacts - once belonged to Alexander Menshikov, ruler of Russia for two years until accused of treason and exiled to Siberia.
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Universitetskaia Emb., 15, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
Vasilyevsky Island
+7 812 710-96-25
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum along with the Hermitage. It is a good ways away, but if you buy the regular ticket is is included (as long as you visit the same day). It is certainly worth a look and it much less crowded. We got...More

Thank ChaBrk
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The palace isn't too big so you will not fed up with it quickly. The guide don't go on about objects for ages. In the museum there are a lot of very famous portraits

Thank Marina G
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Here on the Vasileyevskiy Island, in the Universitetskaya Embankment is located this luxurious Palace-Museum. This was the first stone residential building in newly established capital of Russia. We got there one day, crossing the Palace Bridge from the Winter Palace and having in mind to...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

On the 10th of September Vassilievsky island celebrated its birthday, so the entrance to some museums on the island was free of charge, including the Menshikov Palace. How wonderful is the museum! The interior is related to the 18th century and reflects the fashion of...More

1  Thank Natalia L
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Maybe I was lucky, but there were very few visitors when I was there. Really fantastic to stroll around this palace, it gives you a very good idea of how a nobleman lived then. So many Dutch artefacts as well.

1  Thank delagioventu
Reviewed 11 August 2016

It was built for a childhood friend of Peter the Great, his supporter and later the first governor, Aleksander Menshikov (not of noble origin but promoted to Duke by the Tzar). Being the first stone residential building in the city and a magnificent structure featuring...More

1  Thank Anna_Trestain
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I liked this little museum. It is not much compared to the Hermitage, but is historically interesting. The building is the first stone building in St. Petersburg. If you have extra time and it's near where you are staying, I would recommend it. I would...More

1  Thank RadicalBMXers
Reviewed 27 July 2016

It was an interesting place and we saw a lot of typical Russian taste from the time. The tour guide's English was not especially idiomatic and it was a bit off-putting. I think the problem was that Menshikov was such an unattractive personality I couldn't...More

Thank Borderer12
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Fascinating example of how the nobility lived at the beginning of the 18th C. Don't expect the splendours of the palaces of the tsars, don't expect major works of art but expect to see how a very rich general lived at the time, pots, pans...More

Thank FrederickWentworth
Reviewed 7 April 2016

It really is it - Menshikov was the first city governor and lived here. In his times it was one of the most luxurious buildings in the newly founded town, but after his exile it was not a dwelling any more. So many of the...More

Thank Pawel_Izhewsky
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