The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Hermitage Museum

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The State Hermitage Museum is an art and culture museum and one of the largest and oldest museums in the world.  Founded by Catherine the Great, the collections comprise of over three million items.

The collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings along the Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors. The Masterpieces of the Hermitage Museum include:

Further insights about the Hermitage Museum are available via the following links:

Essential Facts:

  • Name:             Hermitage Museum
  • City:                 Saint Petersburg
  • Country:         Russia
  • Type:               Art and Culture Museum
  • Established:   1754
  • Location:        38 Palace Embankment, Dvortsovy Municipal Okrug, Saint Petersburg


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