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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 2 days ago

Interesting museums if you take the audioguide (though the french translation is sometimes not accurate but...)! You won't learn a lot about the origin of vodka (apparently it is not really known) but you will learn a lot of things about where and how it...More

Thank Morgane H
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

As there are so many museums in the city to choose from it can be over whelming, however I would recommend this one - after-all Russia is known for Vodka and as a tourist one should emerged oneself in cultures and experiences of the country...More

1  Thank Marion S
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Drop in if you are passing, but i wouldnt go out of your way. We did not find the exhibition very engaging and did not get much of an idea about vodka from the 3 samples. The restaurant next door has friendly service but average...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is a museum with a separate restaurant attached to it that has its own separate trip advisor listing 'Russkaya Ryumochnaya No. 1'. The museum is very small but interesting - even more so if the tasting bar is open (sometimes it is closed for...More

Thank jim m
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Had a most enjoyable business lunch in a private room at the museum. Food was exceptional and service was fantastic. Staff were very accommodating and helpful with recommendations of local dishes on the menu. Lunch was followed by a very enjoyable tour of the museum...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Stopped off here for lunch as part of an organised your the surroundings were lovely and the staff very attentive delicious meal and if course vodka nice interesting artefacts to look at

Thank susan w
Reviewed 16 October 2017

In just 30 minutes, with the delightful, cheery and fluently English Veronica as my guide, I learned boatloads about the history of Russian vodka, from pre-Ivan the Terrible days in the 12th century all the way to Putin's relationship with the clear spirit. Veronica is...More

2  Thank Chris G
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We were on a group tour and this came as part of our 'experiences'. As I'm not a vodka drinker I wasn't expecting much but, in fact, the Russian guide made it very interesting as she walked us around the small museum. We then proceeded...More

Thank Jacki51
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The tour does not last very long, but you are shown round and told the process of vodka making, the guide was very good. After this you get to sample 3 different vodkas with some nibbles, the vodkas were good, but not sure about the...More

Thank sally j
Reviewed 8 October 2017

TripAdvisor should create a separate entry for the restaurant. We did not go to the museum but went to the restaurant on our first evening in St. Petersburg. It's a warm and comfortable location with booths and tables. We had a booth in the front...More

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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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