The main expositions are so large that it is better to split the visit into two days. And get ready – you'll have to read a lot. At the same time the Museum is full of immersive technologies: touch screens, projections, objects, sounds, voices, and the only thing missing is smell. If you pick up the phone, you will hear Stalin's voice, and if you stand up in the middle of the display with windows, you will hear and see Tolstoy.
The exposition ‘Matilda Kshesinskaya: Fouettes of Fate’ tells the story of the mistress of the mansion. It is a romantic and, now, such a scandalous story of one famous woman and Russian history that was so cruel to her.
Our tip: Take an audio-pen and a museum map not to go astray. English, German and Spanish.
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Open 10:00 - 18:00, Wed, Fri 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Thu and last Mon of the month.
Price/Additional InfoAdmission 250Rbl.
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