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Changes in the Museum’s Opening Hours

Published 18 April 2022

From 19 April 2022, new working hours will come into operation for the Main Museum Complex, the General Staff building and the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory.

All three facilities will still open to visitors at the same time – 11.00 am. The changes will affect the “extended days”, when the museum stays open longer for the convenience of its guests. The new working hours are being introduced on the basis of an analysis of visitor numbers against time.

In the Main Museum Complex and General Staff building, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays will become extended days. In both cases, they will now stay open until 8.00 pm on those days. On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, they will close at 6.00 pm. The last time slot for visits begins two hours before closing.

The Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory works every day (except Monday) from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm. Saturday will become an extended day, with the museum remaining open until 7.00 pm. The last time slot for visits there begins an hour before closing.

Ticket offices at all the facilities stop working an hour before the museum closes.

Information about the current working hours for all the Hermitage display facilities can be found on the website in the Visit Us section.