Museum

The Stroganov Palace

Address

Nevsky prospect, 17

Category

Art museums

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Weekend

10:00 – 18:00

Tuesday

Closed

Thursday

13:00 – 21:00

Entrance fee

Adults - 200 rubles., Students over 16, students and pensioners - 100 rubles., Foreign tourists - 300 rubles. (students - 150 rubles.). Children of preschool and school age, members of unions of artists, architects, designers of Russia, cadets - for free.

Stroganov palace have been put up in the 1720s, when one-story chambers, belonging either to one of the Stroganovs or possibly the whole family, were constructed by Green Bridge across the Moika River. In 1742 baron Sergey Stroganov bought an incomplete two-storeyed house on the same site. Afterwards, all the buildings were rearranged into one palace complex by an architect Francesco Rastrelli in 1753-1754. 

In 1918 Stroganov palace was nationalized and turned into " People’s memorial house", while the State Hermitage was responsible for forming its displays. In 1929 the palace premises were given to the All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences in order to establish the Plant Science Institute here. This stopped the existence of the palace as a museum. The Stroganovs’ collections of art were divided between different museums of Russia and partly sold abroad.

On 4th of April 1988 the palace premises were transferred under the jurisdiction of the Russian Museum. The restoration works began and lasted until 2014. The facades and interiors of the palace have been completely reconstructed.

Today you can get acquainted with the key permanent exposition called "Russian Empire style. Decorative and applied art at the time of the reign of Emperor Alexander I (1801-1825) " here and visit the Mineralogical Cabinet.

The Mineralogical cabinet of Stroganov Palace was designed by architect A. Voronikhin in 1791-1792 and is rightfully considered as one of the masterpieces of Russian architecture of the XVIII century. It was intended to accommodate the richest book collection and collection of minerals of Count A.S. Stroganov.

The palace hosts exhibitions of contemporary art and Musical Thursdays.