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  • Artefacts
    Artefacts 610
    Collection of artefacts is stored in the following funds: archaeological, architectural details, pieces of applied art, objects of function and everyday use, ceramics and glassware, dress and textiles, coins, weapons, science and technology items and banners.

    For information: +7(812) 232-01-06
    • Numismatics
      Numismatics  75
      More than 24 000 items.
      Collections of the numismatics fund reflect the history of St. Petersburg and Russia in general; give an idea of the political, social and cultural life of the XVIII-XX centuries and illustrate the history of the national medallic art and coinage. 

      • Coins
        Coins 15
        The main part of this section is made up of pre-revolutionary coins of the period from XVIII to the beginning of the XX century, coined at the mints of St. Petersburg, Moscow and Yekaterinburg; the most interesting coins in the collection are those dating to the times of the reign of Peter I.

        Due to an active policy of acquisition carried out in the 1970-1980-ies the ... 
      • Commemorative medals and tokens of the XVIII - XX centuries
        Commemorative medals and tokens of the XVIII - XX centuries 15
        The most interesting part of the collection presents samples of talented Russian (Timofey Ivanov, Samoilo Yudin, Fyodor Tolstoy, etc.) and foreign but working in Russia medal artists (Solomon Gouin, Johann Baltsar Gass, Carl Leberecht, Henrich Gube).

        The collection displays a wide range of commemorative medals of the Soviet period.
      • Breast signs
        Breast signs 15
        This section of collection includes the signs of educational organizations (civil and military), signs of public institutions and departments, various charitable institutions, societies, unions and committees.

        Many signs were fulfilled at high artistic level by famous Russian factories of XIX-XX centuries, such as “Edward”, Wunder brothers’, “E.Courtman”, “D.Osipov”.
      • State Awards of the USSR and Russian Federation
        State Awards of the USSR and Russian Federation 15
        This section includes complexes of awards belonging to many outstanding military and political figures of Russia (Pilutov P.A., Pokrishev P.A., Zinchenko A.R., Shikin I.V.) and prominent representatives of science and culture (Lihachev D.S., Filatov A.N., Zhukovski P.M., Levinson E.A., Rudnev L.V.)
      • Commemorative and souvenir badges of  soviet period
        Commemorative and souvenir badges of soviet period 15
        The most interesting part of collection is represented by the signs and badges of 1920-1930-s, such as the signs for excellent participants of socialist competition of various ministries and departments, the signs of the 5-year-plan shock workers, the badges of voluntary societies and organizations.

        Thanks to the acquisition of rich collections of soviet badges from such ... 
    • Architectural details
      Architectural details  64
      Approximately 11 000 items.
      The history of formation of the fund may be divided into two periods - 1900-1910s (The Museum of Old Petersburg) and 1970-1980s when during reparation or demolition of old urban areas the museum received a lot of architectural objects. Chronologically the fund covers the period from the XVIII to mid-XX century.
      • Stained-glass windows
        Stained-glass windows 8
        Decoration with stained-glass was one of the characteristic techniques in building of mid-XIX — early XX centuries in Saint-Petersburg. Though first stained-glass windows appeared in Russia in XII century, they were not widely spread. Stained-glass boom began during the reign of Nicolas I in 1820ies.

        At the end of XIX — beginning of XX century the appearance of the new ... 
      • Fireplaces and stoves
        Fireplaces and stoves 13
        Well-made fireplaces and stoves are the adornment of any room. They bring in the atmosphere of maximum comfort and coziness. Decoration with tiles is one of the remarkable branches of applied art.

        Tiled stoves played a significant role in decorating of the interiors of temples, refectory chambers and living rooms. Craftsmen took the subjects for their artworks from ... 
      • Fragments of the interiors and exteriors of buildings
        Fragments of the interiors and exteriors of buildings 17
        Ceramics was used in decoration of interiors and exteriors from ancient times. The greatest application of ceramics in architecture took place in modernist and neo-russian styles, which developed in late XIX — early XX centuries. Using ceramics in interiors gave high quality besides aesthetic effect, since ceramics was solid, weather-resisting and non-fading. It looked great combined with metal, ... 
      • Collection of household appliances
        Collection of household appliances 7
        Various groups of sanitary ware of different firms and countries form the fund.

        There is an interesting collection of w.c. pans and wash-bowls of English firms «Schill Seebohm & Co Ltd» and «Cauldon», the w.c.pan «Gladiator» bundled with a tank painted with blue cobalt in decalcomania technique.

        The fund has marble wash-bowls, decorated by ... 
      • Decorative and industrial metal products
        Decorative and industrial metal products 11
        The collection of decorative and industrial metal products of the fund includes park and garden fences, balcony barriers, holders of entrance canopies, street lamps, manhole covers, fireplace portals and furnaces, oven doors.

        The elements of bridge decorations (the Anichkov, the Blagoveshensky bridges), the elements of the dome of the Smolny cathedral are also in the fund. ... 
      • Models, reflecting the historical development of the city
        Models, reflecting the historical development of the city 8
        The models, kept in the fund, illustrate all the periods of development St.Petersburg as a city. They cover the period from the epoch of Peter the Great (for example, houses for different social classes) up to the second part of XX century, where one can find the projects of the Lenin stadium (1946), models “Planning of the Haven area” of 1950-ies, “Project of the 19-storey building of the 137th ... 
    • Historical household collection
      Historical household collection 54
      More than 15 000 items.
      The fund presents a variety of household objects made of metal, wood, paper, ivory and stone describing the life and manners of various social groups of St.Petersburg-Petrograd-Leningrad from the middle of the XVIII century to the present.
      • Travelware
        Travelware  8
        More than 100 units.
        The collection of travel supplies includes luggage trunks, suitcases, handbags, hat boxes and devices that can make life of travellers pleasant and easy.

        Moving from place to place was an essential part of the lifestyle in the 19th century. Treatment, visiting relatives and friends, moving from winter flat to summer house and back were the ... 
      • Toys and Board games
        Toys and Board games 7
        More than 400 items.
        The collection of foreign and Russian toys of the XIX – XX centuries is small (200 units), but quite various in origin, place of manufacture and artistic merits. A typical example of expensive toy for urban children is a doll with a porcelain head and body made of leather, fabric, papier-mache. Since 1880 dolls with children's proportions prevailed in production. ... 
      • Samovars, broth-pots and cookware
        Samovars, broth-pots and cookware 8
        The collection includes more than 130 items among which are the examples of mass production and unique pieces.

        The bulk of the collection consists of samovars made in the second half of the nineteenth century in Tula at the factories of Batashev, Vorontsov, Reinhold and Emil Tejle, Shemarin brothers. There are also samovars with hallmarks of the Moscow, Saint Petersburg ... 
      • Tableware
        Tableware 8
        The historical collection contains about 1200 different types of metal tableware and cutlery.

        Among the rarest and most valuable items of the collection there is a tea set produced by the workshops of Veliky Ustyug, imitating expensive chinaware. To simulate porcelain the masters used various techniques. Metal (usually copper) shape of the objects was covered with several ... 
      • Souvenirs and gifts  for jubilees
        Souvenirs and gifts for jubilees 5
        The collection includes more than 500 samples of souvenir and gift products that are associated with important events of pre-revolutionary, Soviet and modern Russia – from the cup on the coronation of Emperor Nicholas II up to the egg "Saint-Petersburg", created recently in the workshop of Theo Faberge and gifted to our city.

        Souvenirs reflect national ... 
      • Packaging for food and industrial products
        Packaging for food and industrial products 5
        About 1,600 units.
        Product packaging is a very important tool to influence consumers, so every manufacturer pays special attention to it. Factory packaging with artwork began from the second half of the XIX century. From this period the packaging has become a carrier of advertising information.

        Packaging the late XIX – early XX centuries (250 items) used a ... 
      • Inkstands and  stationery
        Inkstands and stationery 8
        Collection of inkstands has about 200 items of Russian and foreign production, made in different historical styles. Especially valuable are the author's and memorial items.
          
        First inkstands appeared with the creation of thin canvases, such as parchment and papyrus. In Egypt and China ink for writing was made of soot and ... 
      • Caskets
        Caskets 5
        The collection of caskets has more than 250 objects of various shapes, styles and materials.

        Caskets of papier-mache with lacquer paintings form a separate group of about 30 units. The art of lacquer painting originated in China and then spread to Korea, Japan, countries of Indochina, India and Persia. In Europe workshops for the production of articles painted in the ... 
    • Ceramics and glassware
      Ceramics and glassware 92
      More than 12 380 items.
      The fund posesses objects of artistic and historical value. These are sculptures, vases and tableware including items with views of St. Petersburg-Leningrad and its environs, with portraits and domestic scenes. Major part of the fund is presented by samples of mass production of ceramics and glass which were widely used by citizens.
      • Russian ceramics
        Russian ceramics 25
        More than 2000 units.
        The items (over 200 units), received from the collections of the Museum of Old Petersburg (founded in 1907) and the Museum of the City (founded in 1918) formed the beginning of the collection of Russian porcelain.

        Vases, decorative dishes, plates with the views of St. Petersburg, table sets, tea and coffee sets made at the state and ... 
      • Soviet ceramics
        Soviet ceramics  26
        More than 2,500 units.
        Chronological beginning of this section is presented by the items of propaganda porcelain (1918-mid 1930s) – a new direction in art, aimed to serve the promotion of the young Soviet state. The porcelain of this period was produced in minor quantities - no more than 300 copies, and was intended mainly for exhibiting at numerous international exhibitions. ... 
      • Foreign ceramics
        Foreign ceramics  17
        More than 2000 items.
        This section is represented by the products made in the end of XVIII - beginning of the XXI century at the factories of Western Europe.

        The beginning of the collection of foreign porcelain were the items (over 100 units) received from the collections of the Museum of Old Petersburg (founded in 1907) and the Museum of the City (founded ... 
      • Russian, Soviet and West-European glassware
        Russian, Soviet and West-European glassware 12
        More than 3000 items.
        This section includes the products made at Russian and foreign factories in the XIX and XXI centuries.

        A small group form the items from the collections of the Museum of Old Petersburg (founded in 1907) and the Museum of the City (founded in 1918). For example, a glass with the engraved image of the panorama of Nevsky Prospekt from the ... 
      • Collection of gifts
        Collection of gifts 12
        More than 1000 units.
        Gifts were received from various community organizations and individuals with regard to the various anniversaries of the city.

        The Museum's collection includes gifts from the representatives of Leningrad - Petersburg, Kronstadt, Novgorod, Odessa, Mongolia, Central Asian republics, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Czech Republic, United Arab ... 
    • Archaeology
      Archaeology  41
      More than 13,000 items.
      The archaeological collection was formed in early 1970s and was expanded with items from archaeological excavations of burial mounds, hills, sites of ancient settlements, embattled cities, etc., located on the territories of Leningrad, Pskov regions and St. Petersburg.

      The excavations were funded by the Museum of the History of the ... 
      • Medieval monuments of VIII — XV centuries
        Medieval monuments of VIII — XV centuries  21
        This section is a part of the collection of the Fund dating back to the period of "Slavic colonization" of the North-West, the times of close contacts of the Slavs with the Finno-Ugric tribes and the Normans, and the formation of Ancient Russia.

        These are the complexes of objects found at archeological excavations of the settlement Gordets near Luga (IX-XIII ... 
      • Urban medieval culture of XIII — XVII centuries
        Urban medieval culture of XIII — XVII centuries 10
        Collection of items from Oreshek and Ivangorod is the largest in the Fund (about 7000 units from Oreshek and 2000 units from Ivangorod). It gives an idea about the history and culture of these cities-fortresses, since the moment of their construction (Oreshek in the XIV century, Ivangorod in XV century), covering the prosperous epoch of the powerful Novgorod-the-Great (Oreshek), the times of the ... 
      • Arhaeology of XVIII-XX centuries
        Arhaeology of XVIII-XX centuries 10
        Collection of objects is connected directly with the city of St. Petersburg since its foundation.

        This section includes items found during archaeological excavations at the Peter-and-Paul fortress and the historical part of city, during the restoration works in the architectural monuments, and found as lifting material during excavation works as well as the objects coming ... 
    • Decorative and applied arts
      Decorative and applied arts 42
      About 6000 items.
      The collection includes objects of decorative art, interior design, industrial design, created both in Russia and in other countries in the XVIII–XX centuries and existed in Petersburg-Petrograd-Leningrad in the pre-revolutionary and Soviet periods.

      The objects reveal valuable information about the era of their creation and help to reflect ... 
      • Furniture
        Furniture 18
        About 4500 items.
        Russian household furniture of the XIX-XX centuries forms the bulk of the collection. The most valuable group are the items produced at the famous St. Petersburg furniture workshops: G. Gambs, F.F.Melzer, G.V.Buchtger, S.P.Zimin, as well as the items, based on sketches by famous architects L. Ruska, V. Stasov.

        The collection also includes ... 
      • Lighting fixtures
        Lighting fixtures 12
        More than 800 items.
        This section of the collection is varied in composition. It includes products made of gilded or patinated bronze, intended for the decoration of the front interiors, and utilitarian lighting of the the most common types: candlesticks, chandeliers, sconces, lanterns, floor lamps made of different materials (metal, porcelain, glass, wood, stone).
        ... 
      • Clocks and watches
        Clocks and watches 12
        More than 400 units.
        This section of the collection of objects of decorative art presents a variety of clocks — table, floor, wall clocks and wrist watches.

        In the collection you can see the clocks made in the XVIII–XX centuries by the West-European manufacturers and also by the companies that had stores and branches in St. Petersburg (P. Buhre, F. Winter, ... 
    • Costumes and fabrics
      Costumes and fabrics 60
      More than 13 000 items.
      The fund presents items of dress, shoes, headwear and accessories of the XVIII - early XXI centuries, which allow to trace back the history of the costumes for several centuries.
      • Accessories
        Accessories 20
        This section is the most diverse in its composition. The word accessory (fr. accessoire) is of French origin and refers to a small item, the associated object, supplementing the costume and allowing you to create one complete ensemble.

        The collection includes women's, men's and kid's costume accessories of various purposes, dating back to the period from XVIIIth century ... 
      • The collection of costumes
        The collection of costumes 20
        Costume (lat. costume) - can mean clothes in general or distinctive style in clothing reflecting the social, national, regional belonging. Being an important part of the history of material and spiritual culture, it combines various kinds of decorative and applied arts — weaving, lace making, jewelry, embroidery, ornamentation, etc.

        Clothing is a direct symbol of being ... 
      • Memorial complex
        Memorial complex 20
        Memorial complex is an important part of the collection of the costume and fabrics. Memorial мuseum objects mean items associated with the important historical events or historical persons.
        In the context of the collection Fund these persons are honored workers of science and art of the late XIX – early XX centuries, poets and writers; soldiers of the First and Second World wars, ... 
    • Musical instruments, equipment and sound records
      Musical instruments, equipment and sound records 44
      2 704 items.
      The collection stored in the fund covers the time period of the second half of the XIX - end of the XX century.
      • Mechanical reproducing equipment
        Mechanical reproducing equipment 14
        The fund presents mechanical musical instruments, musical boxes with scores and removable drives, phonographs and gramophones, dating back to the end of XIX — beginning of XX century
      • Musical instruments
        Musical instruments 14
        The fund presents different groups of musical instruments, dating back to the beginning and middle of the twentieth century - pianos, harmoniums, violins, guitars, harmonics, brass and percussion musical instruments of various domestic and foreign firms.
      • The gramophone records of 1900 - 1990-ies
        The gramophone records of 1900 - 1990-ies 16
        Collection of gramophone records of our Fund is extensive and diverse. We present the production of many well-known domestic and foreign manufacturers of gramophone records of XX century. There are early examples of records, made on the basis of shellac.
    • Science and technology
      Science and technology  63
      More than 8 000 items.
      The main part of the fund consists of a variety of labour-saving devices, used in urban environment or manufactured by enterprises of St. Petersburg-Petrograd-Leningrad. Timeline of the items covers the period from the middle of the XIX - end of the XX century.
      • Office equipment
        Office equipment  8
        The first reliable and convenient model of a typewriter appeared in 1873. The Remington factory began its production .

        Currently the collection of typewriters has 107 items dating back to 1870-1990-ies.

        The collection of calculating and computing machines consists of 45 items, including one of the first arithmometers, invented by Theophilus Odner ... 
      •  Physical devices and chemical laboratory glassware
        Physical devices and chemical laboratory glassware 8
        Physical devices and chemical laboratory glassware (items associated with the names of famous scientists - I.P. Pavlov, I.M.Sechenov, A.E.Favorski, S. V. Lebedev and others).
      •  Collection of sewing machines  of 1870-1990-ies
        Collection of sewing machines of 1870-1990-ies 8
        The collection consists of 79 items. These are mainly household sewing machines, but there are also industrial ones. 34 companies producing sewing machines in the period 1870-1990-ies are represented in this collection.
      • Vehicles and their models
        Vehicles and their models 8
        The fund includes cars, motorcycles and bicycles, as well as a collection of models, representing different kinds of sea, river, electric, rail and road transport and animal traction.
      • Photo and cine hardware
        Photo and cine hardware 8
        The fund presents different types of film and photo cameras, enlargers, meters and devices for processing and printing: timers, processing tanks, mounting frames, etc.
      •  Optical devices
        Optical devices 5
        The collection presents the microscopes ( 51 item dating back to 1870 - 1973-ies), binoculars - 58 items ( 1820-1981-ies), telescopes - 8 subjects (the end of XIX century - 1910-ies)
      • Medical instruments
        Medical instruments  5
        The collection includes surgical, gynecological and other tools, a variety of instruments for measuring pressure, cardiac, ophthalmic and other instruments, including the equipment of the dental office of the late XIX century
      • Devices for  weight, volume and  linear measurement
        Devices for weight, volume and linear measurement 5
        Collection of the weight measures consists of 160 items and includes the steelyards, beam, spring, analytical and postal scales. The collection of linear measures includes meters, yards, roulettes, etc., - 105 items (1860-1970-ies)
      •  Communication equipment
        Communication equipment 7
        The Fund presents a collection of various radio equipment: radios, speakers, collections of telegraph and telephone apparatus, TV-sets dating back to the end 1930-1980-ies.
    • Weapons
      Weapons  9
      More than 1 000 items.
      The fund contains different types of Russian and foreign firearms and cold-steal weapons, ammunition and protective arms of the XVIII-XX centuries.
    • Textiles and banners
      Textiles and banners  45
      About 4000 items.
      The fund keeps fabrics (excluding clothes and accessories), which reflect the history, culture and everyday life of St. Petersburg during the period of XVIII-early XXI centuries.
    • Collections of the Sergey Kirov Museum
      Collections of the Sergey Kirov Museum  21
      The basis of the museum's collection is formed by the Sergey Kirov Museum Fund, which stores 38 765 items.



  • Visual art
    Visual art 348
    Visual art collection includes the following funds: replicated graphics,  contemporary paintings, architectural graphics, graphics of the history of St. Petersburg and the cities of world, cartography and sculpture.

    For information: +7 (812) 230-83-92
    • Painting and graphics of the history of the city
      Painting and graphics of the history of the city 51
      About 43 000 items. One of the oldest collections in the museum, existing since the foundation of the Museum of Old Petersburg in 1907.

      The main sources of its replenishment - collections of imperial and grand ducal palaces, collections of Prince Vladimir Argutinskii-Dolgorukov, Pyotr Veiner, Alexander Haush, Lev Ilin and gifts from ... 
      • Engravings
        Engravings 10
        The collection of engravings preserves the sheets, executed by A. F. Zubov, I. Schonebeck, the samples of the Peter's era, panoramas of St. Petersburg and its environs in the middle of the XVIII century by M. I. Makhaev, as well as engraved views of St. Petersburg and its suburbs in the first quarter of the XIX century by D. Atkinson, B. Patersen, C. F. Galaktionov and the city views of the ... 
      • Paintings
        Paintings 10
        The collection of paintings includes works of famous St. Petersburg artists F. Y. Alexeev, M. N. Vorobyov, A. M. Maksimov, I.N. Kramskoy, I.K. Aivazovsky, the works of the artists of the Russian avant-garde M. V. Matyushin and E.I. Guro, and picturesque shopping signs of the early XX century.
      • Drawings
        Drawings 10
        In the collection of drawings there are landscapes of St. Petersburg, genre sketches, portraits. Among the famous authors are J.B. De La Traverse, I.I. Charlemaine, V.S. Sadovnikov, Alex. N. Benoit, P. E. Scherbov and many others.
      • Lithographs
        Lithographs 11
        Collection of lithographs can be considered quite complete because it includes views of St. Petersburg of different periods, the city panoramas, genre scenes and portraits.
      • Architectural drawings
        Architectural drawings 10
        In the section of architectural graphics there are projects and drawings of the famous St. Petersburg architects of the XVIII and XIX centuries: F.-B. Rastrelli, I. E. Starov, A. Rinaldi, J. Quarenghi, A. D. Zakharov, A. N. Voronikhin, K. Rossi, O. Montferrand, A. I. Stackenschneider and many others. The St. Petersburg’s architecture of the XX century is presented by the projects of L. A. Ilyin, ... 
    • Paintings and graphics of  cities of the world
      Paintings and graphics of cities of the world 70
      About 30 000 items.
      The collection includes works of the XVI – early XX centuries. The main sources of replenishment - the collections of imperial and grand-ducal palaces, St. Petersburg’s mansions and private collections.

      Among the exhibits of the fund there are the engravings of special value by Stefano Du Perac, Jacques Rigaud, Giovanni Battista Piranesi ... 
      • Paintings
        Paintings 15

        Art collection of the Fund has 254 paintings dating back to XIX – XX centuries. It presents paintings and sketches of the domestic and Western European masters.


        The  main and the best part of the works was acquired from the Petersburg art collections. Among the authors of paintings are the names of I.F.Alexandrovsky, A.P.Bogolyubov, I. A.Weiss, J. de ... 
      • Drawings
        Drawings 15
        The collection presents the works of I. E. Repin, G. K. Lukomsky, I. I. Shishkin, L. O. Premazzi, architects Y. G. Gevirtz, R. A. Goedicke, A. A. Ol
      • Engravings
        Engravings 25
        The collection of engravings has 20217 items and chronologically covers the period from the late sixteenth to mid-twentieth century. The urban views of Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America form the largest part of the collection. In addition, there are images of ancient monuments, as well as prints based on paintings of various genres. Of the most famous European engravers-vedutists ... 
      • Lythographs
        Lythographs 15
        Collection of lithographs of the Fund has 6698 images dating back to XIX – XX centuries.

        Most of the collection consists of cityscapes and views of natural wonders of Western Europe, Asia, the Middle East and America. Views of the cities of Russian Empire: Moscow, Vladimir, Novgorod, Kazan, Kiev, Kostroma, Nizhny Novgorod, Odessa, Pskov, Romanovo-Borisoglebsk, Rybinsk, ... 
    • Contemporary painting and graphics
      Contemporary painting and graphics  59
      More than 27 000 items. The collection of the contemporary painting and graphics stores the works of Leningrad - St. Petersburg artists of the XX-XXI centuries. All types of prints, drawings, watercolors, gouache, tempera and paintings are represented in this collection. A significant part of the collection is occupied by works devoted to the Great Patriotic War and the Siege of Leningrad. ... 
      • Paintings
        Paintings 14
        The collection of paintings includes two thousand works of art in the technique of oil painting on various surfaces (canvas, wood, hardboard, cardboard, paper). The figurative and abstract paintings in various genres are stored: landscapes (mostly urban), portraits, historical, genre painting, still lifes.
      • Watercolours and drawings
      • Prints and lithographs
    • Architectural graphics and cartography
      Architectural graphics and cartography 30
      More than 17 000 items. Fund of architectural graphics and cartography is a collection of museum objects which reflect the history of the world urban construction.
    • Sculptures
      Sculptures 50
      Fund of sculpture has more than 1,000 items and includes sculptural works of Russian, Soviet and foreign artists from the second half of the XVIII century to the beginning of the XXI century.
      •  	 Russian sculpture of the XIX - beginning of the XX century
        Russian sculpture of the XIX - beginning of the XX century 10
        This period is represented by 318 items in the collection.

        More than 50 of them came from the Museum of Old Petersburg and the Museum of the City, including the gifts of the famous architect, Chairman of the society of architects-artists, count P.Y.Suzor, President of the Museum Council, the publisher of the magazine "Old years" P.P.Weiner, a member of the ... 
      •  	 Russian and  Soviet sculpture of the XX-XXI centuries
        Russian and Soviet sculpture of the XX-XXI centuries 24
        This section mainly presents the works by St. Petersburg sculptors.

        A large group of sculptures were received from the Museum of Defense of Leningrad after its liquidation in 1949. These are the portraits of the defenders of Leningrad: pilots V.A.Matsievich, I.M.Shishkan, S.G.Litavrin, partisans: C.D.Karitskoy, A.W.Herman, B.I.Eren-Price, A.Petrova, Junior girls - air ... 
      •  	 Sculpture of foreign countries
        Sculpture of foreign countries 16
        This section has a little over 200 units.

        The objects, typical for the interior decoration of the St. Petersburg houses in XIX – early XX centuries, which reflect the tastes of different segments of the population form the bulk of the collection.

        The gifts to the city from foreign delegations of about twenty countries worldwide form a separate ... 
    • Collection of the Soviet and modern architectural graphics
      Collection of the Soviet and modern architectural graphics 10
      About 11,000 items. The collection began to form in the 1920s. It consists of the design materials related to the planning, development and improvement of Leningrad-Petersburg, as well as projects which were designed by St. Petersburg architects for other cities. The chronological framework of the collection - 1917-1990-ies.
    • Replicated graphics
      Replicated graphics 78
      The fund of replicated graphics was separated into an independent unit in 1981. The fund includes a collection of posters, playbills, programs, invitations, menus, labels and calendars. The core of the fund is formed from the collections of the Museum of Old Petersburg, City Museum and Museum of the Defense of Leningrad
      •  Posters of the pre-revolutionary period
        Posters of the pre-revolutionary period 10
        2 400 units. The collection presents different types of posters, published in pre-revolutionary Russia in the printing house "Association of R.Golike and A. Vilborg", chromolithographic factories of T. Kibbel and of E. Marcus and other print institutions of St.Petersburg.
      • Posters of the Soviet period
        Posters of the Soviet period 14
        The State Museum of St. Petersburg have formed a unique collection of Soviet posters, numbering about 15,000 items. The collection covers the period from 1918, from the appearance of the first Soviet political posters , to present days.
      • Posters, programs, invitations
        Posters, programs, invitations 12
        The collection covers the period from the late XIX century to the present days and numbers more than 20 thousand units.
      • Calendars
        Calendars 11
        More than 500 copies of the wall, flip, souvenir (with ads of trading firms of Petersburg), "eternal" calendars. Chronologically the collection covers the period of 1880-ies - beginning of the XXI century.
      • Menus
        Menus 10
        The collection of menus, numbering about 500 items, was taken to the Museum since the creation of the Museum of Old Petersburg. It is one of the best in the country.
      • Stamps
        Stamps 11
        The collection of the postage stamps; police stamps and address fees; municipal stamps, savings, charitable stamps, etc.
      • Labels
        Labels 10
        The labels collection presents the pre-revolutionary and post-revolutionary periods (end of XIX - the beginning of XXI century) and has more than 9,000 items.
  • Photodocuments
    Photodocuments 161
    Rich collection of photo documents is stored in 3 funds: pre-revolutionary and contemporary photographs, negatives and photos of cities.

    For information: +7 (812) 230-03-21
    • Negatives
      Negatives 53
      About 100 000 items. The collection stores negatives covering the history of St. Petersburg of the late XIX-early XXI century.
      • Leningrad under siege
        Leningrad under siege 24
        The State Museum of History of St.Petersburg, the Fund of the negatives presents the period of the siege of Leningrad during the great Patriotic war (1941-1945). The images were made in Leningrad by military photographers D. M. Trachtenberg, V. I. Kapustin, B. V. Utkin, G. I. Chertov, B. S. Losin, V. G. Fedoseyev, N. P.Janov.

        The presented negatives reflect the life of ... 
      • Architecture of St.Petersburg – Leningrad
        Architecture of St.Petersburg – Leningrad 9

        The State Museum of History of St. Petersburg owns a unique collection of original negatives, reflecting the history of our city in different aspects. The collection of negatives depicting the architectural ensembles of St. Petersburg has a special place among them. Photos were made in different years, by Leningrad-known photographers such as L.O.Bernstein, S.I.Lavut, B.S.Losin and ... 
      • Leningrad region
      • Municipal services of Petrograd-Leningrad
      • Culture and art in Leningrad
      • Festivals and parades in Leningrad
    • Collection of photographs
      Collection of photographs 68
      More than 84 000 items. A rich in volume and diversity collection of art and historical sources on the history of St. Petersburg. The collection consists of two parts: photographs of pre-revolutionary and post-revolutionary periods.
      • Photographs of the pre-revolutionary period
        Photographs of the pre-revolutionary period  34
        More than 24 000 units The most important exhibits include photos of such famous authors as I. (J.) Bianchi (1850-1880), K. K. Bulla (1890-1910), C. L. and L. C. Lewicki, A. I. Denier, A. F. Lawrence, W. Classen, F. V. Nicholaevsky.

        The history of the collection of photographs in the Museum dates back to 1907, when St. Petersburg the ... 
      •  Photographs created after 1917
        Photographs created after 1917 34
        About 60 000 units. Throughout the XXth century the Museum has acquired or received as a gift the works of the best artists-photographers and photojournalists of St. Petersburg. In addition, the materials came from LenTASS, personal archives of residents and from customs. A large collection of photos of 1941-1945 was donated directly by military photographers. It includes works by famous ... 
    • Cities of the world
      Cities of the world  40
      More than 44 000 items. The fund consists of original photographs of the 1850 - 2000s and photomechanical prints (collotypes, photo chromolithographs, etc.) of the 1870 – 1960s.
      • Cities of the world in photographs
        Cities of the world in photographs 20
        28 587 units. The collection of photographs of the cities of the world is the unique collection of West-European photography of 1850s - 1900-ies, which presents the views of the cities of Italy, Austria, Germany, Spain, France, Great Britain made by such masters, as Alfredo Noack, Giacomo Broggi, Giorgio Sommer, brothers Nerden, Axel Lindahl, Ludwig Hardtmut, Ramon Almela, Francis Fritt and many ... 
      • Cities of the world — photomechanical prints
        Cities of the world — photomechanical prints 20
        16 404 units. In addition to the collection of photographs the Fund contains more than 16000 photomechanical prints — landscapes, genre scenes and portraits and printed albums of the late 1870-ies-1960-ies. This collection is devoted to the countries of Western and Eastern Europe, USA and East Asian regions and widely presents not only cities, but also life and culture of different countries ... 
  • Books, manuscripts and documents
    Books, manuscripts and documents 101
    Written items are presented in the following funds: book fund, manuscript fund, documentary fund and collection of Vladimir Orlov.

    For information: +7 (812) 498-07-53
    • Collection of books
      Collection of books 21
      The books fund includes more than 45 000 items. The chronological framework of the collection: end of the XVII century - beginning of the XXI century.
    • Collection of manuscripts and documents
      Collection of manuscripts and documents 31
      Collection of the Manuscript and Documentary Fund of the museum consists of original documents of the history of St. Petersburg beginning with foundation of the city to the present day.
      • Documents of the XVIII century
        Documents of the XVIII century 10

        Documents of the XVIII century in the collection of the  Fund are presented mainly by charters on parchment with the signatures-autographs of the Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine II, patents for rank, both military and civil, printed copies of the Imperial and Senate decrees.
      • Documents of the XIX century
        Documents of the XIX century 10
        A significant part of the documents of the first half of the XIX century reflects the events associated with the uprising of the Decembrists: the Manifest of abdication of Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich in favor of Nicholas Pavlovich, "The List of the State Criminals", a handwritten copy of K.F.Ryleev’s letter before his execution.

        Patriotic War of 1812 is ... 
      • Documents of the XX century
        Documents of the XX century 11
        In the documents of the collection all the diversity of the city's history in the XXth century can be traced and reflected: the First World War, the Revolution, the NEP, space exploration.

        A special place is occupied by the relics of the Great Patriotic War and Siege of Leningrad - personal complexes and selected documents of the city's defenders, partisans, residents of ... 
    • V. N. Orlov's Collection
      V. N. Orlov's Collection 49
      The collection of Vladimir Nikolaevich Orlov numbering about 12 thousand items is stored in the Museum-apartment of A.A.Blok, a branch of the State Museum of History of St. Petersburg.

      The composition of the collection was determined by the interests of its donator Vladimir Nikolaevich Orlov (1908-1985) —the researcher of the life and works of A.A.Blok, the literary ... 
      • Orlov's book collection
        Orlov's book collection 8
        For V.N.Orlov, a writer and scientist, his extensive library was not a collection, but the working library, which reflected the research interests of Vladimir Nikolayevich —from the literature of the early XIX century and history of the Decembrist movement to books of the Soviet poets and writers.

        All books can be divided into several sections:
        lifetime ... 
        • Books about A.A.Blok and his time
          Books about A.A.Blok and his time 8
          More than half a century V.N.Orlov was persistently engaged in the study of the creative biography of Alexander Blok. Many editions of the collected works of the poet came out edited with commentary and introductory articles by Vladimir Nikolaevich. The books about Blok "the Poet and the City", "Hello, Alexander Blok", "Humayun", and etc. were written by him.
      • Painting
        Painting 9
        A few works of easel painting collected by V.N.Orlov were made by first class artists O.E.Braz, Moscow painter, theatre artist P.B.Williams, K.A.Korovin, B.M.Kustodiev, E.E.Lansere, K.S.Petrov–Vodkin, a follower of I.E.Repin — V. G. Tikhov etc.
      • Graphics
        Graphics 21
        The main and most interesting part of V.N.Orlov's art collection are drawings, watercolors, theatrical sketches and prints by the artists of the "World of Art" circle.
      • Medals
        Medals 8
        In Orlov’s small collection of medallic art there are samples of domestic memorabilia, commemorative, portrait and souvenir medals. The most valuable are the works of A.F.Vasyutinsky, I.B.Gass, M.L.Dillon, M.A.Skudnov, S.Y.Yudin - the medals of the XVIII - XX centuries.
      • Photos
        Photos 3
        In V.N.Orlov’s Fund several portraits of Vladimir Nikolayevich are kept together with photos of B.L.Pasternak, S.I.Chikovani, G.N.Leonidze.
  • Postcards
    Postcards 542
    Museum stores the largest collection of postcards of the 1880s – 1980s, including the fund of Nikolay Tagrin.

    For information: +7 (812) 230-83-92
    • Collection of postcards
      Collection of postcards 199
      More than 80 thousand items. The basic collection of the fund includes: Russian postcards printed earlier than 1917 - about 18 thousand items; Soviet postcards - more than 42 thousand items; foreign postcards - more than 21 thousand items. The chronological framework of the basic collection covers the period from the end of XIX century to the 1980s.
      •  "Artistic" postcards
        "Artistic" postcards 10
        Portraits of actors and actresses, scenes from operas, dramas, movies, etc.
      •  "Glamorous" postcards
        "Glamorous" postcards 10
        Female images, including the nude ones
      • Authorial postcards
        Authorial postcards 13
        An authorial postcard is a postcard with a painting created by the artist directly for it. The subjects of the authorial cards are diverse: genre and historical scenes, cityscapes and nature, historical, literary, and theatrical characters, woman and fashion.
      • Urban views
        Urban views  11
        Urban views, or postcards with views of cities, memorial sites, attractions constitute a large part of the collection. Cityscape card is not only a cultural monument, but also a source of knowledge about the past. To get an idea of many not existing or distorted monuments of architecture, to understand how whole ensembles of squares and streets at one time or another looked like one can only ... 
      • Documentary postcards
        Documentary postcards 5
        Documentary postcard – a postcard with images of important historical events, ceremonies, political and artistic events, photos from places of natural disasters, military campaigns and battles. Documentary postcards were especially popular in the difficult war and revolutionary years. So, during the Russo-Japanese War photographers of the Community of Saint Eugenia made a lot of pictures of ... 
      • Illustrations
        Illustrations 10
        Illustrations are the cards with illustrations to the works of writers, poets, playwrights, to fairy tales, Russian epics and songs. The Community of St. Eugenia published a series of postcards with illustrations for the works of the poet in honor of the centenary of Alexander Pushkin’s burth. The artists who worked for it were N.N Karazin, E.M.Boehm, M.A.Zichy, V.M.Vasnetsov, etc. The theme ... 
      •  Military postcards
        Military postcards 10
        Cards with different types of troops
      •  Flora and fauna
        Flora and fauna 10
        Images of animals and plants in wild nature and in zoos, botanical gardens
      •  Postcards with  maps
        Postcards with maps 10
        A large series of open letters with the maps of provinces and regions of the Russian Empire, issued by the Head Office of Publications "Russia" (St. Petersburg), appears to be a perfect educational material for the study of our country.

        In addition to the map the coat of arms of the province was depicted together with the brief statistical information about the ... 
      • Panoramic postcards
        Panoramic postcards 5
        Panoramic postcard – a postcard with the image of the terrain, characterized by wide viewing angle. Panoramic postcards can be of the enlarged horizontally size or consist of several cards in conventional format.
      •  Personalities
        Personalities 20
        Portraits of the prominent statesmen, public and cultural figures, military leaders, scientists and others
      • Studio greeting cards
        Studio greeting cards 10
        The most common type of cards – greeting ones, dedicated to some holiday. In pre-revolutionary Russia, for example, the postcards — greetings for Christmas, Easter, Saint's Day, more rarely for New Year — were most popular. Greeting cards were issued by almost all publishers. Many open letters were imported from Europe, which created more competition and forced publishers to find new ... 
      • Political postcards
        Political postcards 10
        Promotional postcards, posters, cartoons
      •  Advertising postcards
        Advertising postcards 10
        Postcards, advertising firms or goods as well as cards, announcing cultural events
      • Reproductions
        Reproductions 10
        Postcards with reproductions of the works of fine art
      • Souvenir postcards
        Souvenir postcards 10
        Gift cards ("Gruss aus...", "Greetings from...", "Souvenir de...") – are cards "in memory" associated with the memories of someone or something and containing the appropriate treatment. These cards are specially created artistic compositions using hand-drawn or photographic images of a variety of attractions, famous places, etc. This series of ... 
      • Transport postcards
        Transport postcards  15
        Postcards with the images of the means of transport and transport infrastructure
      • Ethnographic postcards
        Ethnographic postcards 20
        A series of postcards depicting people in national costumes
    • Tagrin's collection
      Tagrin's collection  343
      More than 570 000 items. Russia's largest collection of postcards on various subjects: landscapes, greetings, reproductions of works of art, personalities, banner greeting cards, etc. The chronological framework of the collection - 1880-1980's.
      •  "Artistic" postcards
        "Artistic" postcards 18
        Portraits of actors and actresses, scenes from operas, dramas, movies, etc.
      •  "Glamorous" postcards
        "Glamorous" postcards 19
        Female images, including nude ones
      • Authorial postcards
        Authorial postcards 17
        An authorial postcard is a postcard with a painting created by the artist directly for it. The subjects of the authorial cards are diverse: genre and historical scenes, cityscapes and nature, historical, literary, and theatrical characters, woman and fashion.
      • Urban  views
        Urban views  19
        Urban views, or postcards with views of cities, memorial sites, attractions constitute a large part of the collection. Cityscape card is not only a cultural monument, but also a source of knowledge about the past. To get an idea of many not existing or distorted monuments of architecture, to understand how whole ensembles of squares and streets at one time or another looked like one can only ... 
      • Documentary postcards
        Documentary postcards 10
        Documentary postcard – a postcard with images of important historical events, ceremonies, political and artistic events, photos from places of natural disasters, military campaigns and battles. Documentary postcards were especially popular in the difficult war and revolutionary years. So, during the Russo-Japanese War photographers of the Community of Saint Eugenia made a lot of pictures of ... 
      • Illustrations
        Illustrations 16
        Illustrations are the cards with illustrations to the works of writers, poets, playwrights, to fairy tales, Russian epics and songs. The Community of St. Eugenia published a series of postcards with illustrations for the works of the poet in honor of the centenary of Alexander Pushkin’s burth. The artists who worked for it were N.N Karazin, E.M.Boehm, M.A.Zichy, V.M.Vasnetsov, etc. The theme ... 
      •  Military postcards
        Military postcards 18
        Cards with different types of troops. The postcards with the images of air and underwater vehicles used for military purposes are of special interest
      •  Flora and fauna
        Flora and fauna 26
        Images of animals and plants in wild nature and in zoos, botanical gardens
      • Panoramic postcards
        Panoramic postcards 10
        Panoramic postcard – a postcard with the image of the terrain, characterized by wide viewing angle. Panoramic postcards can be of the enlarged horizontally size or consist of several cards in conventional format.
      •  Personalities
        Personalities 40
        Portraits of the prominent statesmen, public and cultural figures, military leaders, scientists and others
      • Studio greeting cards
        Studio greeting cards 24
        Postcards on various holidays
      • Political postcards
        Political postcards 20
        Promotional postcards, posters, cartoons
      •  Advertising postcards
        Advertising postcards 20
        Postcards, advertising firms or goods as well as cards, announcing cultural events
      • Reproductions
        Reproductions 20
        Postcards with reproductions of the works of fine art
      • Stereo postcards
        Stereo postcards 9
        Cards with 3-D effect
      • Souvenir postcards
        Souvenir postcards 16
        Cards "For memory" associated with the memories of someone or something and containing the appropriate treatment.
      • Transport postcards
        Transport postcards 21
        Postcards with the image of the means of transport and transport infrastructur
      • Ethnographic postcards
        Ethnographic postcards 20
        A series of postcards depicting people in national costumes