The State Museum of the Political History of Russia (former Museum of the Revolution)

, updated on June 12, 2013
Museum of the Political History of Russia

The Museum of the Revolution had become the first historical revolutionary museum in Russia. Its exhibits had been displayed at the Hermitage in a year after the October Revolution, and in 1955 they had been relocated into two historic mansions: the first one was the house of Matilda Kshesinskaia – a ballet dancer and a well-known favorite of the Imperial House; the second one was the mansion of a lumberman Basil Brant located on the Petrogradskiy side.

In the XXI century the Museum of the Revolution became the State Museum of Political History of Russia. Its exposure has significantly expanded. Military and civilian historical costumes are displayed there, in addition to a pioneer form, decorations, interior items, dishes and furniture, posters, banners and other bright attributes of the Soviet era, as well as documents, photo and video archives, audio records and books.

The museum organizes thematic programs for adults and high school students. They can be both educative (according the school year program), and entertaining, such as “a LoveStory in political history” (narrating about the impact of the favorites on historical processes), “The Death Penalty: “PROS “and “CONS”, “Russia in the year of 1917”, “History of the USSR in anecdotes” and more. Further still, certain informal interactive thematic programs are held at the museum, like “classmates in tie” reunion at the “pioneer fire”, a corporate party in “Soviet retro” style or a game “Cadres decide everything”. Moreover, you can try on the historical costumes and take pictures being in it.

The State Museum of Political History has a branch – the Museum of KGB and counterintelligence.

The State Museum of the Political History of Russia (former Museum of the Revolution)

The State Museum of the Political History of Russia (former Museum of the Revolution)

The State Museum of the Political History of Russia (former Museum of the Revolution)

Working hours

Friday – Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the ticket office is open till 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, the ticket office is open till 7:00 p.m.

Thursday is the day off.

Every last Monday of the month is the cleaning day.

Admission

Ticket fare for a standard program: 150 rubles adults, 60 rubles children.

Contacts

Address: St. Petersburg, Kuibyshev st., 2-4. The museum is located in 3-minute walk from Gorkovskaya subway station.

Phone number: +7(812) 233-70-52, +7(812) 313-61-63 ext. 235

http://www.polithistory.ru/

Translation by Evgeniya Gavrilova 

About Ekaterina Rezanova

I was born and live in this city, I breathe its moist air, cursing its climate and feeling immensely proud of the fact that I'm from St. Petersburg.

2 Comments

  1. Grant lochrie

    December 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Hi there , we are visiting St.petersburg between December 30-January 4. We would like to visit the political Russian history museum and the siege of Leningrad museum. Are these open between these dates.thankyou

    • p4u1

      December 30, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Hi! 3,4 both museums are open from 10 a.m. till 5p.m. and museum of siege of Leningrad also open 2 Jan. Have a great time in St Pete!

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