The state Hermitage occupies several buildings – the Winter Palace-former Royal residence, the building of the Old and New Hermitageand the HermitageNY theatre and the auxiliary house. The address of the main Museum complex, Palace embankment, 2
To the Hermitageand you can reach the following public transport:Metro. Need a ride to the station "Nevsky prospect" and climb through the exit of the metro station "Canal Griboedova". Further, any walk along Nevsky Prospekt to Palace square or trolleybuses № 1, 10, 22.The Museum can be reached by taxi. The majority of buses on Nevsky Prospekt go to the Hermitage. Information can be found on the machines.
The state Hermitage Museum is open from 10:30 to 18:00 from Tuesday to Saturday and on Sunday from 10:30 to 17:00. On Monday the Museum is closed. It should be remembered that the ticket office closes one hour before closing time. Keep this in mind and plan your trip to the Museum with this in mind. During school holidays and especially summer in the Hermitage there are long queues, they are moving fast enough, but prepare to have to stand up.
The ticket price – 400 rubles. For Russian citizens preferential price - 100 rubles. Citizens of Belarus can also take advantage of this benefit. You need to be prepared to present your passport to confirm citizenship. All children of preschool age and pupils and students, regardless of nationality are entitled free entrance to the Museum, you just need to show the cashier your student or a student card. Also free pass to the Museum of Russian pensioners and some other categories of citizens. You can read about it at the box office or on the website of the Museum.
If you want to take pictures or shoot on video, then you need to buy a ticket. It cost 200 rubles.
In the Hermitageis a cafe for visitors, so you can take a short break, eat and go sightseeing.
In the Hermitage's rich collection of works of art and cultural objects. Is painting, graphics, sculpture, jewelry, furniture. Widely presented to the Western European art. In the Museum one of the world's best collections of Dutch painting, in particular Rembrandt and the so-called "small Dutch". The pride of the Hermitage collection - two canvases painted by Leonardo da Vinci, two by Raphael, a collection of Titian and Picasso.