The State Museum of the Political History of Russia (former Museum of the Revolution)
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.
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.
Ticket fare for a standard program: 150 rubles adults, 60 rubles children.
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
Translation by Evgeniya Gavrilova