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Also check Palace Tour 2 and Palace Tour 3

Indoor safety recommendations:
- Please refrain from visiting the Museum if you have symptoms of cold/flu or feel unwell
- Use contactless payment wherever possible

Opening Hours

Open Wednesday–Monday

13 April – October:

10am–6pm (last entry 4.45pm)
Closed Tuesdays

November – 12 April:

10am–6pm (last entry 4.45pm)
Closed Tuesdays, and Last Monday of each month; also closed on 31 December and 1 January

During autumn / winter / spring school breaks: TBA

Timed Admission

Timed Tickets to Palace include Park Admission* and are available:
in advance & on the day: at our Official Website 
on the day
    – Mid-Apr–Oct: 10am–4.45pm at Ticket Booths at Catherine Park 's Main Entrance near Lyceum Arch.
Nov–Apr: 10am–4.45pm at Ticket Office near Lyceum Arch.
Note: Tickets are named, therefore valid hard-copy IDs, as well as documents allowing free or reduced rates, are required.
Audio guides not included in tickets **

Adults — ₽ 1,500  (full rate; reduced rate only for Russian & EAEU residents)

Students (with hard-copy ID), visitors under 18 — ₽ 750  (free on 3rd Sunday of each month)

Visitors under 14, and ICOM members — free tickets (must be obtained online or at Ticket Desk)

* Park Admission included in Palace Tickets only when Catherine Park is ticketed late April to late October.
** Audio guides in English, French, German, Italian, Chinese or Russian available for Rub 250 at Audio Guides Desk, with Valid ID
or ₽ 1,000 to be deposited (returned after tour).


Important Information:

Cards accepted at Ticket Desks (currently better have cash): VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, UnionPay, JCB, МИР

Wheelchair Accessibility Information

Palace Tour 1 is currently combined with Palace Tour 2, and includes the following palace interiors:
(combined with Palace Tour 2 in Late October–April, except during some school breaks when announced)

  • Main Staircase
  • First & Second Antechambers
  • Chevalier Dining Room
  • Great Hall
  • White State Dining Room
  • Crimson Pilaster Room
  • Green Pilaster Room
  • Portrait Hall
  • Amber Room
  • Picture Hall
  • Small White Dining Room
  • Chinese Drawing Room of Alexander I
  • Pantry
  • Green Dining Room
  • Waiters’ Room
  • Stasov Staircase

Lyons Hall and Arabesque Hall are available only on Palace Tour 2, but currently closed for restoration

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