47 Bol'shaya Pushkarskaya Ulitsa, St. Petersburg 197
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The museum is based on the collection of the Honoured Russian Art Worker Vladimir Deriabkin. With over 400 seperate examples ... More
The museum is based on the collection of the Honoured Russian Art Worker Vladimir Deriabkin. With over 400 seperate examples of musical equipment, this is one of the biggest collections of musical equipment in the world. There are no restricted areas or signs everywhere saying "do not touch". The staff are a friendly bunch, and will offer you tea and cookies as well as a more serious chat. And, of course, gramophones playing different melodies from the past provide background listening. You'll hear an old circus march, or the voice of the famous Russian singers Shaliapin or Kamarinskaia. The museum also hosts various music and literary events.
Hidden behind a cluster of trees on the banks of the Neva is the oldest building in St Petersburg. This
is a three room log cabin, which was home to the city's founder, Peter the Great. He lived here ...
Peter the Great desired that all Christians, regardless of denomination, were able to worship in a church of their own
faith. Hence, the Church of St. Catherine was established in 1716 and it is now not only the largest ...
This church is an impressive sight when seen from Nevskii Prospekt jutting out onto Kanal Griboedova. It has numerous stunning
cupolas in the "Russian" manner, some of which are multi colored or constructed like from geometric patterns. It is ...
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