The cost of the ticket
The Hermitage without exaggeration can be called a national treasure of Russia. It is therefore not surprising that this Museum attracts large number of not only Russian but also foreign tourists who want the pleasure of seeing the best works of Russian painting and sculpture, as well as personally assess the interiors of this Royal Palace. However, only the main complex of the Hermitage Museum located on Palace embankment of St. Petersburg, includes five buildings - the Winter Palace, the Small and Large Hermitage, New Hermitage and Hermitage theatre.
Pricing policy the management of the Hermitage is oriented in such a way as to provide Russian citizens with greater availability of visiting of the Museum complex. By the way, this policy adheres to a significant part of the museums of St. Petersburg. So, an adult ticket providing visitor access to all main expositions is presented in the complex of buildings on the Palace embankment for citizens of Russia is 350 rubles. In addition, at the same price to visit the Museum complex of citizens of Belarus, member of the Customs Union with Russia. So the cost of entry to the Hermitage was established on 1 July 2014.
But for foreign nationals wishing to visit the complex of Hermitage buildings located on Palace embankment, the ticket will cost 400 rubles. You can also buy a ticket for two days, which will cost 500 rubles. Therefore, in order to confirm their right to purchase a ticket at a more affordable price, a Russian citizen must present a document proving his status, for example, a national passport.
Some categories of citizens can exercise the right free of charge to admire the collections of the Hermitage. In particular, this includes pensioners, but only those who are citizens of Russia. Therefore, to visit the Museum of this category of citizens must be in possession of a pension card. In addition, the right of free visiting of the Hermitage are given to children of preschool and school age, as well as students. While these categories of people can visit the Museum free of charge, regardless of citizenship.
And the first Thursday of every month is free admission day to the Hermitage for all visitors. However, it should be borne in mind that even with free access to any visitor, whether pupil, student or pensioner must obtain a free ticket at the cashier of the institution, without proof of his status.