Pskov National Museum

Pskov, Russia

The Pskov state historical, architectural and art museum, opened in 1876, is one of the oldest museums of Russia. It comprises three separate museums and a wide range of displays. The 2nd floor of the new building houses the war collection, with photos and artefacts from WWII, as well as information on more recent conflicts like Afghanistan and Chechnya. More interesting is the 1st-floor picture gallery, which has works from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, including paintings by Nikitin, Tropinin and Zhukovsky, as well as representations from the Russian avant garde, including a couple of Petrov-Vodkins.



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Founded: 1876
Category: Museums in Russia


4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Константин Васильев (2 years ago)
Место на вид снаружи очень красивое! Но внутри нет ничего особенного. Обычная кофейня, магазин алкашки, пивная, ресторан... Разве что находится всё это в здании 17-го века. Цены не низкие. Оно и понятно, так как всё рассчитано на туристов с деньгами. Поэтому, будучи в Пскове, зайти можно, но не стоит ждать чего-то особенного.
мария максименко (2 years ago)
Музей закрыт на реставрацию с ноября 2018 года примерно на два года. Работает экспозиция, посвящённая ВОВ. Организуют экскурсии в запасники, показывают декоративно-прикладное искусство.
Zerg Generall (3 years ago)
Хорошее место. Есть 3 варианта попитаться :-). 1. Эконом на 2018 год 350 рэ в нижней части (вкусные булки, пироги, закуски, кофе, суп и второе). Попроще посуда. Буфет с возможностью пообедать. Удобно также если вы не с врослыми с детьми. 2. Пивная под крышей на улице (набор для кофе и пива) где-то 500 рэ. 3. Ну и наверху ресторан с русским колоритом и русской национальной кухней (если со спиртным + нормальная закуска) можно уложиться и в 700 - 1000 рэ. Там же есть несколько залов, но всё-таки места даже для Пскова и его туристов маловато. Если сравнивать с тем, что предлагается комфортней, со скидками, в Пскове то это лучший и экономный вариант. Цена качество 5 баллов (ну это мое мнение). Как говорится на вкус и цвет.
Анжелика Ишмакова (3 years ago)
Наш музей на мой взгляд не уступает по ценности коллекциям столичных музеев. Прекрасная художественная галерея,бесценный раздел икон и т.д. и т.п. Очень много интерактивных мероприятий. Я горжусь нашим музеем.
Ülle Lennuk (3 years ago)
Amaszing collections of ancient orthodox icons.
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