Only three entrances to the Catherine Park opened when Tsarskoe Selo resumed work after a 97-day lockdown from 3 July. Following the requirements of the regional healthcare authorities and the Museum's financial situation affected by the coronavirus pandemic, we had to keep some of the park entrances closed until any improvements.
Now the following four Catherine Park Entrances (ticketed) are open daily 9.00–21.00 (9am–7pm), entry until 21.00 (9pm):
- Main Entrance near Palace Chapel and Lyceum Arch
- Hermitage Kitchen pavilion
- Orlov Gate
- Kadetsky Gate
Dated Tickets available on the day at Park Ticket Booths; Open-Dated Tickets (for one visit, valid through 18 Oct) available online on our website’s Russian version . Hard-copy IDs and documents allowing reduced rates are required.
Alexander Park Entrances (free), open daily 10.00–22.00 (10am–10pm), entry until 20.30 (8.30pm):
- Gate opposite the Lyceum and Znamenskaya Church
- Gate near Imperial Farm
- Alexander Palace Gate
- Gate on Spruce Alley (from Alexandrovskaya village)
- Rose Gatehouse (from Turner Institute)
- Gate near Large Chinese Bridge
All the necessary anti-pandemic safety standards are maintained, including regular disinfection of contact surfaces.
HEALTH & SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS:
- Refrain from visiting the Museum if you have symptoms of cold/flu or feel unwell
- Wear hygienic masks and gloves indoors
- Keep social distancing of 1.5–2 metres
- Avoid oncoming groups on park paths
- Use hand antiseptics
- Use contactless payment wherever possible
We hope the situation will keep improving and so will our arrangements.