The State Hermitage Museum
St. Petersburg, Russia
Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya, 34
phone: (+7) 812 710 9079
Daily 10:30 to 17:00 (10.30am to 5pm)
Sunday 10:30 to 16:00 (10.30am to 4pm)
Closed on Mondays
The State Hermitage from Palace Square
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
The Hermitage, Saint Petersburg
The Hermitage at night
Nevskiy Prospect (blue or green line)
The Hermitage does not have air conditioning throughout and the place becomes unbearably hot especially during the peak summer season when it also becomes choked with individuals and organised groups.
Seating areas are scarce - it is highly recommended to bring along a bottle of water.
The Hermitage museum is spread over 5 buildings and finding an efficient route around to see the more famous exhibits is quite a task – an independent licensed guide with permits for the Hermitage is recommend.