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Luga Museum of Local History and Tradition
N. Rimsky-Korsakov Memorial House Museum
N. Roerikh Estate Museum
"Lodeinoe Polye" Museum of Local History and Tradition
"Manege" Central Exhibition Hall
"Muranovo" Manor-Museum
"Ostafievo" Museum
"Ostankino" Museum
"The MonRepos Park" State Historic and Natural Reserve Museum
Alexander Pushkin Museum
Art Library of the State Russian Museum
Central Museum of Air Forces
Central Naval Museum
Chaikovsky Manor-Museum
Historic and Art Museum Ivangorod Fortress
Historic and Ethnographic Reserve Museum Yalkala
Historic Architectural and Archeological Reserve Museum Staraya Ladoga
I.P. Pavlov Museum
Kingisepp Museum of Local History and Tradition
Kirishi Museum of Local History and Tradition and Exhibition Hall
Literary and Art Museum "Priyutino"
Luga Museum of Local History and Tradition
Maltmakers House
Memorial House of Fyodor Shalyapin
Memorial Mamayev Kurgan
Memorial Museum of Space Exploration
Museum of Black Sea Fleet
Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Arts
Museum of History of Kazan University
Museum of History of Moscow
Museum of Russian Political History
Museum of Sevastopol Heroic Defence
Museum of the Town of Volkhov
Museum-Panorama "Borodino Battle"
Museum-reserve "Alexandrovskaya Sloboda"
N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov House Museum
N.G. Chernyshevsky Museum
N.K. Rerikh Museum
Novaya Ladoga Museum of Local History and Tradition
Open-Air Museum of Malye Karelie
Outsider Art Museum
Podporozhie Museum of Local History and Tradition
Pogankin House
Reserve museum "The Breakthrough of the Siege of Leningrad"
Rozhdestveno Memorial Estate
Russian State Museum of Arctic and Antarctic
Sakhalin Regional Art Museum
Shalyapin Chamber Hall
Slantsy Museum of Local History and Tradition
State Hermitage Museum
State Museum of the Political History of Russia
Tatarstan State Museum of Fine Arts
The Cabin of Peter the Great
The Glinka Museum of Musical Culture
The Postmaster House Museum
The Sevastopol Art Museum
The State Museum of the Fine Arts
The State Russian Museum
The State Tretyakov Gallery
The Vitoslavlitsy Museum of Wooden Architecture
The Vyborg Castle Museum
Tikhvin Memorial Museum of History, Architecture and Art
Tosno Museum of Local History and Tradition
Tsarskoe Selo
Ulan-Ude Ethnographic Museum
V.I. Surikov House-Museum
Vernadsky Geological Museum
Yaroshenko Memorial House-Museum
Yelagin Palace
Yusupovsky Palace
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Yelagin Palace

Yelagin Palace This classical gray-and-white mansion stands in a lovely park, which covers the whole of the Yelagin Island. It was once the property of a prominent nobleman, Ivan Yelagin. Then the palace was bought by the Crown and in 1818-22 the famous Carlo Rossi rebuilt it for Empress Maria Fedorovna, mother of Emperor Alexander I. The palace remained a royal residence till 1917.

The stylish interiors are now beautifully restored after being virtually destroyed by Nazi shelling in 1942. The palace became a museum in 1987 and now one can visit the impressive interiors, including the Oval Hall, the Porcelain Room and the Dining Room. Frequent temporary exhibitions are organized in the palace and the garden pavilions. The adjoining park with the Butter Meadow (Masliany Lug) is lovely and provides good photo opportunities.

Other works by the architect Carlo Rossi in St. Petersburg are: the Army General Staff building on the Palace Square, the Anichkov Palace on Nevsky Prospekt, the Aleksandrinsky Theater, the Mikhailovsky Palace (the Russian Museum) and more.

Address: 1, Yelagin Ostrov, St.-Petersburg
Metro: Chernaya Rechka
Telephone: 239-1130, 239-0141

Open: 10 am to 6 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Admission: 10,0000 rubles
Russian visitors entitled to a discount

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