The State Hermitage is one of the biggest museums in the world.The collection numbers more then 3 millions items from prehistoric to modern times.
Magnificent works of prehistoric culture,egyptian art,antiquity, scythian gold,superb collections of western european art andsculptures are displayed in over 400 halls of the museum.
Museum features 3 000 000 works of art: 15 000 paintings, 12 000 sculptures, 600 000 drawings, 600 000 archaeological finds, 222 000 objects of applied art, a million coins and medals.
Saint Petersburg, 34 Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya. M. Nevsky Prospekt. Tel. 571-3420, 571-3465. Daily, 10.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday.
Permanent Collection Three million items in six buildings along the Neva and around Palace Square. Unless otherwise stated, temporary exhibitions are displayed in the Winter Palace, the museum s main building.
Prado at the Hermitage. The best of the classic collection of the Prado Museum in Madrid. Painting. February 26 through May 29
Thomas de Thomon. Works from the Hermitage Collection. Architecture, graphics. February 22 through May 29