Permanent exhibitions


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The first cathedral of St Petersburg, a burial place of the Romanov dynasty.

Peter and Paul fortress Peter and Paul Fortress

Trubetskoy Bastion Prison of Peter and Paul Fortress functioned from 1872 until 1921 as the main political prison of the Imperial Russia

Peter and Paul fortress Trubetskoy Bastion Prison

The Museum exposition devoted to the history of Russian cosmonautics and rocket technology and the role played by the Petersburg-Leningrad scientists, engineers, and designers in the development of this area of Russian science and technology.

Peter and Paul fortress

Exhibition in the Commandant's House of Peter and Paul Fortress tells about different aspects of daily life of the citizens of St Petersburg.

Peter and Paul fortress Commandant’s House

Permanent display in the Neva Curtain Wall explores the history of construction and developmeent of Peter and Paul Fortress.

Peter and Paul fortress

Permanent display in the bell tower of Peter and Paul Cathedral tells about the main stages of its construction and restoration.

Peter and Paul fortress

About 5000 objects of porcelain and glassware from the collection of ceramics and glassware of the State Museum of the History of St Petersburg.

The exhibition displays about 200 pieces of furniture: living room sets, dining room sets, sofas, armchairs, tables, chairs, banquettes, chests of drawers, wardrobes, cupboards, incense burners, fireplace screens, etc. Here a visitor can see furniture manufactured in different countries of Western Europe but the biggest part of the collection is presented by Russian "household" furniture.

For 200 years the Shlisselburg Fortress "Oreshek", situated on a small island in the river Neva's outflow from Lake Ladoga, was used as a political prison. The first prison building on the territory of the fortress was the Secret House, wh ere participants of the Decembrists Revolt were confined.

Oreshek fortress Oreshek Fortress

The New Prison of the Shlisselburg Fortress "Oreshek" was built in 1884 for life imprisonment of the members of Narodnaya Volya (Russian for “People's Will”) terrorist organization.

Oreshek fortress Oreshek Fortress