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An unjustly overlooked museum, the Rumyantsev Mansion is truly fascinating.
A first comment: You MUST come here with a Russian-speaking guide. All of the exhibits are in Russian only. There is no English labeling whatsoever, nor are there audioguides. Yes, you can get the idea...More
The building is beautiful , majestic interiors, dramatic staircase. Unfortunately most of the original furniture and art was dispersed to other museums. All that remains of the original are a few fantastic interiors with spectacular views on the Neva. Top floors contain interesting exhibits of...More
Having visited some of the "big" museums and galleries in St Petersburg we were a bit "blinged out" with the opulence and shiny stuff. The Rumyantsev's Mansion Museum was a real antidote, much lower-key, more personal. It largely covers the siege of Leningrad, WWII and...More
We visited the Rumyantsev Mansion Museum to really get to know some details about the Soviet history of St. Petersburg and it was just perfect! From the really nice Museum Staff (unfortunately they didn't speak english, but we understood eachother perfectly anyways) to the very...More
Having visited the Siege Museum the day before, the exhibit here was much better. It has more english labels and is really well put together. The siege was horrific, and they explain it very well and sympathetically. At the end there is a video with...More
We wanted to the exhibition of the siege of Leningrad and it did not disappoint. It is old and quirky , but that is the point of it . At the end there is a newly restored area where a screen shows origiinal images of...More
The museum opens at 11am (closed on Wednesdays) and costs 200 roubles for adults and 100 roubles for children. Photography is permitted and there is no extra cost.
Although no one at the museum spoke more than a word or two of English we were...More
Here, on the Angliyskaya Embankment near the Blagoveshensky(Annunciation) Bridge is located this magnificent mansion. It was owned by Count Nikolay Rumyantsev at the start of 19th century. He was a patron of the arts and passionate collector.
And You can assure in that from the...More
This is an off-the beaten track museum, a surprisingly quiet and not crowded place even in high tour season, situated in the city center. Being a former palace of count Rumyantsev, it preserves some beautiful interiors - on one hand, and on the other hand,...More