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Sheremetevskiy Palace in Museum of Music

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Address: Emb. Reki Fontanki, 34, St. Petersburg 191014, Russia
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The palace is also known as the Fountain House and now is home to the...

The palace is also known as the Fountain House and now is home to the Museum of Musical Life.

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Great collection of instruments

This stately palace, lovely located on the bank of a canal in central Petersburg, hosts a great collection of music instruments from an exceptional variety of countries over the... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Carlo R
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This stately palace has two distinct spaces. The second floor houses a fairly empty museum of the left-overs from the bolsheviks of what used to be a grand palace. It holds exhibitions and I had a misfortune of visiting one titled Oblichya. The exhibition traced the history of masks and costumes from Burlyuk and Co all the way to the... More 

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This stately palace, lovely located on the bank of a canal in central Petersburg, hosts a great collection of music instruments from an exceptional variety of countries over the world. I had never seen such a variety anywhere else. The collection is presented in a very classical way, with showcases and some explanation, highlighting also the country of origin. There... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

On the banks of Fontanka River, near the Anna Akhmatova Memorial Museum and also Nevsky Prospekt is located this real large Palace of Sheremetev that once belonged to Field-Marshal Boris Sheremetev, one of the associates of Peter the Great. There were at those times, in the first half of 18th century, here, the extensive lands but also one theatre and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Good museum for people with a passion for musical instruments and their history. Also a nice opportunity to visit a palace and enjoy the beautiful rooms without the crowds you will experience at Peterhof etc. Concerts are held at the palace regularly so that would be a good way to experience the palace with more atmosphere.

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

We liked very much several holls inside palace, which have been restored recently, especially beautiful White Hall. Also, there is a huge ancient portrait of Count Sheremetev, also recentlyrestored. Besides these, there are a lot of interesting things.

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Reviewed 24 April 2015

Excellent museum of priceless musical instruments, but also a beautiful building to tour. Well worth an hour of your time. Try to combine it with the Faberge Museum across the canal. Both are top attractions in St Petersburg and included on the Petersburg Card.

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Reviewed 29 November 2014

Check to see if they have evening events or concerts planned, as you can see more of the building at night. Extremely diverse and well-described collection of musical instruments. Many more old recordings, costumes, sets, and ephemera related to opera/ballet are on display one mile south, at the large multi-story State Theatre Museum (with excellent English signage and descriptions).

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Reviewed 29 May 2009

I actually skipped the museum itself and went to a concert in the beautiful concert hall in the palace. For classical music lovers, it's a great place to see some chamber music once you've already been to the larger venues in the city (Mariinsky, Kappell, and others).

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