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Russian Vodka Museum

Konnogvardeiskiy Blvd., 4 | Metro Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
+7 812 570-64-22
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Russian Vodka Museum reopened in a new location at Number 4 Konnogvardeysky Boulevard under the same roof with the new restaurant "Russian VodkaRoom No. 1"Restaurant and museum complex is situated in the very heart of St. Petersburg near St. Isaac’s Square in the historical building of Headquarters and Stables of the Horse Guard Regiment.Russian Vodka Museum is the first museum in Russia and in the world dedicated exclusively to Vodka. Its exhibition tells about the drink which has been an integral part and essential attribute of Russian life for centuries. Russian Vodka Museum is a member of "Museum Quarter. St.Petersburg." The museum gives a fascinating insight into the Russian history, culture and drinking traditions. During the guided tour around museum our guests will hear about the vodka’s origin, Russian dining traditions, Russian vodka Kings, and get to understand close link between the history of the Russian State and the history of this strong drink.
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Konnogvardeiskiy Blvd., 4 | Metro Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
+7 812 570-64-22
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and an excellent guide through the history of vodka in Russia. The tour was in English and took about 15 minutes total. The times of available tours were a little confusing, but the staff were all very helpful. The...More

Thank ctandrew89
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can choose to have just the tour which takes about 15 minutes or add on a tasting after the tour. The museum is really compact but it has a very wide coverage of vodka development and its history. The guide is well trained. I...More

Thank Chong A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, one room museum. . we has a guides. 30 minutes worth of information- who gave us some fun facts about history of vodka. At the end, you go to a different room where there is a bar and the bartender gives you 3 shots...More

Thank Stacy020
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited the museum and the dinner at the attached restaurant, even though touristy, had great food! Do try.

Thank Natasha C
Reviewed 6 June 2017

My hotel receptionint recommended this restaurant as meeting my wishes. I was certainly not disappointed, a wonderful gastronomic experience. I had an English speaking waiter and the room was filled with Russian families enjoying the food. I had some superb borsht with lashings of sour...More

Thank Skybolt
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Fascinating museum charting the history of Vodka, various options available but I did guide and tasting. Not a large museum but very interesting and my guide was excellent. Had 3 different shots of vodka with 3 local style snacks. You'll only need an hour if...More

Thank leeatlife
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Intersting museum of Vodka! Very versatile with intresting stories of Vodka and its history. The personnel represented the museum with good skill of telling many stories. In the end there was a possibility to taste three different Vodkas.

Thank Ari K. A
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Small, one room museum. You can explore the museum in a few ways: audio guide and tasting, a real guide and tasting, just walk around the museum... we did audio guide and tasting since we wanted to learn something- otherwise you won't get any information....More

Thank Diana M
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Not far from the St Isaacs, good wee tour of the museum from the lovely Veronika, very interesting on how the vodka business was started and the history of it through past years. The amount of vodkas is unbelievable. The ambience of the restaurant was...More

Thank RuthyGlasgow
Reviewed 29 April 2017

If you want to know anything and everything about Russian Vodka....this is the place to visit. They have a info tour, various types of vodka, tasting, history, everything.....including a vodka bottle like a kalashnikov

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7 February 2017|
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Response from RuideMorais | Reviewed this property |
The museum is, indeed, associated to the restaurant. I believe the museum closes at 20:00hrs but you can still have dinner in the restaurant after that hour. Not so sure about the bar in the museum. Enjoy
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Erica A
23 June 2015|
Response from Marina S | Property representative |
Hello! Dear Erica A, We always recommend to our guests to make reservation before visiting the Vodka Museum especially in summer time. In this case the guide of the Museum will pay special attention to the guests that will... More
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