State Museum of the History of St Petersburg includes seven branches: Peter and Paul Fortress,
Shlisselburg Fortress Oreshek, Rumyantsev Mansion, Alexander Blok Museum, Sergey Kirov Museum,
St Petersburg Avant-garde Museum (Mikhail Matyushin’s House), Monument to the Heroic Defenders of
Leningrad, Museum of Printing.
The collection of the museum numbers some 1,5 million items – material testimonies of the history of St
The museum carries out large works on preservation, conservation and restoration of monuments
of cultural and historical significance. Our curators are engaged in various exhibition and publishing
Education is one of the largest fields of the museum’s activity. Children’s Centre of State Museum of the
History of St Petersburg realizes over 20 programmes for children, pupils, students and families.
The museum has developed a long-lasting programme of development, which includes:
- Accessibility of the museum collection (creation of open storage archives, organization of exhibitions,
publishing of catalogues);
- Rational use of the territory of Peter and Paul Fortress with the aim of exhibition space expansion;
- Collaboration with Russian and foreign museums, associations and committees;
- Creation of modern information areas involving IT-technologies, development of services for the
visitors (museum shops, cafes, etc.)