“Grand Maket Russia” Museum
More than 400 world-class modelers, artists, computer scientists and managers were involved in the creation of the Grand Maket Russia. The project gives visitors a unique vision of our big and diverse country. Modern thinking suggests life in St. Petersburg will be equally interesting to people of all ages, nationalities and cultural preferences.
The layout is a three-dimensional dynamic model of Russia with mountains, rivers, lakes, forests. Only a thorough examination will give you the understanding of the amount of effort and time spent on each piece. You can watch and observe factories at work, moving cars, flying helicopters and almost real figures of people and animals. You can even find a UFO (unidentified flying object) here! The layout consists of sketches of cities, regions, well-recognized and often humorous scenes of Russian life. All parts of the country are connected by a 2-level railroad, where trains change direction by themselves. The gradual change of day and night throughout the exhibition makes it look unexpectedly close to reality.
The museum matches the highest international standards: an exciting interactive exhibition, helpful service, facilities for the disabled, audio guides in 3 languages, a nice cafe with Russian cuisine at reasonable prices, clean modern restrooms and convenient parking.
Adults 400 RUB (450 RUB on weekends and holidays), children – 200 RUB (250 RUB on weekends and holidays). Tickets for seniors, disabled, large families and military personnel cost 200 RUB.
Photography permitted (free of charge).
Location: St.Petersburg, Zvetochnaya str., 16
How to get there: 15 minutes walk from the underground station Moskovskiye Vorota (Moscow Gates)
Tel. +7 812 495 54 65
Official site: www.grandmaket.ru (only in russian)
Translation by Kira Egorova
Edited by Joan Akatukunda