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Hours & prices for currently available attractions
are marked with yellow colour

Info in dark grey colour is currently irrelevant

For changes in our regular schedule
please also check ANNOUNCEMENTS
in the news section on Main Page
 

ADVANCE BOOKING for individual visitors - FAQs
If all E-tickets are sold out, you can buy tickets on site
at our ticket offices
(see info below)

 

PERMANENT DISPLAYS

2nd Friday of each month: Free admission to all attractions for visitors under 18
PLEASE NOTE: Times & prices below are ON SITE and may differ from those available to e-ticket holders

Catherine Palace

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Open:
Wed to Mon

Tickets & Entry hours:
Nov 7 to Apr: 10.00–16.45

Dec 29–Jan 8: 12.00–16.45
Jun to Aug: 12.00–18.45
May & Sep: 12.00–17.45

Oct 1–Nov 5: 12.00–16.45

Closed:
May to Sep: Tuesdays

Oct to Apr: Tuesdays
and the last Mon of each month
Dec 31, Jan 1: Closed

* Tickets & Entry hours for individual visitors during national and school holidays (Dec 29–Jan 8): 12.00–16.45

Temporary exhibitions

Tour restrictions during high season
(May - September)

Tickets available in Palace Vestibule

NOTE: Tickets are valid for entrance only within 1 hour after purchase

Route 1: Historic Interiors
(tickets do not include Catherine Park summer entrance fee):
Adults – Rub 700
Students (with hard copy ID), Schoolchildren above 16 – Rub 350
Visitors under 16 – free

You can also book E-tickets

Audio guides in En, Fr, De, Zh, Ru (not included into ticket price; not available to groups; click for more info)

Guided tours in Russian (if you have an interpreter) for a group of 20 to 30 visitors under 16 – Rub 3,000

Route 2: East Enfilade with The Romanovs at Tsarskoe Selo & Alexander I Memorial Rooms 
Currently combined with Route 1
Apr 29–Sep 30 only for groups

Catherine Park

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Open daily

September to April: 7.0021.00
May & June: 7.0023.00
July & August: 7.0022.00

See which pavilions open for visiting

See which Park Services
are currently available

Free admission late Oct to late Apr

Ticketed admission Apr 27 to Oct 19
May to Sep 23: 9.0019.00;
Sep 24 to Oct 19: 9.0018.00

Adults – Rub 150
Students (with hard copy ID),
Schoolchildren above 16 – Rub 80
Visitors under 16 – free
Adult with child in a pram/stroller – free

Guided tours (summer season only) may be available by prior request
for groups of 1 to 40 people

Court Carriage Exhibition


Duty Stable

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Open: Thu to Tue

Tickets & Entry hours: 10.0017.00

Closed: Wednesdays and
the last Tuesday of each month

Dec 31, Jan 1: Closed

This exhibition is not included in Catherine Park ticket

Admission (audio guides in Russian or English included):
Adults – Rub 200
Students (with hard copy ID), 
Schoolchildren above 16 – Rub 100
Visitors under 16 – free
(+Rub 50 for audio guide if needed)

Guided tour in Russian (if you have an interpreter) for a group of 20 to 30 visitors under 16 – Rub 3,000

You can also book E-tickets

Alexander Palace

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CLOSED FOR RESTORATION

Suite of State Rooms
Nicholas & Alexandra's Rooms

Entrance from central colonnade.

Temporary exhibitions (closed)

OUR CALL FOR SUPPORT


 

 

Audio guides (En, Ru) not included

Alexander Park

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Open daily 7.0023.00

Carriage/sleigh ride tours

Electric car tours (May to Sep)

Free admission

Arsenal

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Permanent display
The Arsenal of Tsarskoe Selo:
The Imperial Arms Collection

Open:
Nov to Apr: Sat, Sun *
May to Oct: Tue to Sun

Tickets & Entry hours:
Oct to Apr: 11.00–16.00

Dec 29–Jan 8: 11.00–16.00
May to Sep: 10.00–17.00

Closed:
Nov to Apr: Mon to Fri

Dec 31, Jan 1: Closed
Mondays & the last Tue of each month

* Also open on national and school holidays (Dec 29–Jan 8)

Admission (audio guides in Russian or English included):

Adults – Rub 250
Students (with hard copy ID),
Schoolchildren above 16 – Rub 100
Visitors under 16 – free
(+Rub 100 for audio guide if needed)

Guided tours for groups of 12
(in Russian only)

Exhibit info, videos and e-books are only in Russian (audio guides in English and possibly other languages will be available later)

Chapelle

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CLOSED TILL SUMMER

Open daily
9.0019.00

Free admission

White Tower

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CLOSED

White Tower Observation Deck

Open: Wed to Sun
(on good weather days)
Tickets & Entry hours: 10.00–17.00
Observation Deck is closed during rain

Children's Creative Center (in Russian)

Adults – Rub 150
Students (with hard copy ID), 
Schoolchildren above 16 – Rub 80
Visitors under 16 – free

30-min guided tours (in Russian) of the Tower and Observation Deck
(English guide may be available for a group, please call in advance
+7 (812) 466-58-31 or email)

Martial Chamber

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World War I Museum
Russia in the Great War

Open: Thu to Tue

Tickets & Entry hours:
10.00–17.00

Closed: Wednesdays
and the last Thu of each month

Dec 31, Jan 1: Closed

Temporary exhibitions are
included in musem admission
Exhibition The Anglo-Russian Hospital in Petrograd. 1915–1918

Admission (audio guides in Russian or English included):

Adults – Rub 300
Students (with hard copy ID), 
Schoolchildren above 16 – Rub 150
Visitors under 16 – free
(+Rub 100 for audio guide if needed)

You can also book E-tickets

Guided tour in Russian (if you have an interpreter) for a group of 20 to 30 visitors under 16 – Rub 3,000

ALSO CURRENTLY AVAILABLE Temporary exhibitions and Catherine Park's summer pavilions


Catherine Palace Tour restrictions applying during high season & holidays :

* Tour restrictions' start depends on visitor flow. As it peaks, the palace tour has to be restricted with three routes, one available to individual visitors and organized pre-booked groups, the others to groups only or closed as incapable of high flow. The restrictions usually start on weekends in early May, then apply on weekdays too as visitor flow grows, and last until it lowers in September. Throughout a year, the same restrictions apply during national and school holidays, whenever visitor flow becomes too high to the museum's capacity.


Route 1 - Catherine Palace historic interiors

Golden Enfilade

Individual Visitor Hours:     See info here


Route 2 - East Enfilade  (Alternative Tour of Catherine Palace)
Currently available to groups only
Includes: Antechambers, Dressing Room of Catherine II & Lyons Hall (both closed due to Lyons Hall restoration), Arabesque Hall (closed due to Lyons Hall restoration), Great Hall, Main (Marble) Staircase, Part of Golden Enfilade (Amber Room, Picture Hall, Portrait Hall), Romanov Dynasty Exhibition, Alexander I's Memorial Rooms, Vaulted Passage Room, State Study of Alexander I, Oval Anteroom, Green Dining-Room, Waiters' Room, Church (Stasov) Staircase  

Route 3 - Grand Duke Paul's Apartments
Currently closed for restoration
Includes: Choir Anteroom, Choir Balcony of Palace ChapelChinese Blue Drawing-Room, State Blue Drawing-RoomSculpture StudyPainting Study, Bedchamber, Maid-of-Honour’s RoomSmall Passage Room 

 


SEASONAL EXHIBITIONS AND SERVICES *

* Most of our temporary exhibitions (especially in park pavilions) and some services are available May through September only, while others can be available all year or only in winter.

NOTE: This information is subject to change. If no information is provided here, you may also try browsing Services and Exhibitions.

PALACES

Hours & prices for currently available attractions are marked with yellow colour
2nd Friday of each month: Free admission to all attractions for visitors under 18

Catherine Palace

Room near 3rd Antechamber

The Romanov Family Archive
Nicholas II's 150th birth anniversary exhibition

CLOSED
due to Lyons Hall restoration

Included in Palace Tour

Catherine Palace


 

Zubov Wing  1st  Floor
Entrance: from Palace Vestibule
(no fast-track entry to Palace, sorry)

Alexander II at Tsarskoe Selo
"Home at last..."
200th birth anniversary exhibition

Open: Wed to Mon
Entry hours: 10.00–17.00

Closed: Tue

Dec 31, Jan 1: Closed

Admission (audio guides in Russian or English included):

Adults – Rub 150
Students (with hard copy ID), 
Schoolchildren above 16 – Rub 80
Visitors under 16 – free
(+Rub 50 for audio guide if needed)

Catherine Palace



 

Zubov Wing   2nd Floor
Entrance from Hanging Garden

Exhibition Midsummer Night's Dream
Project Associations 10th Anniversary

Open: Tue to Sun
Entry hours: 10.00–17.00
Closed: Mondays

CLOSED

Adults – Rub 100
Students (with hard copy ID) – Rub 50
Schoolchildren above 16 – Rub 50
Visitors under 16 – free

Catherine Palace

Church Anteroom

(Stasov Hall)

No exhibitions currently

CLOSED
Alexander Palace

2nd floor

(entrance from East Wing)

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No exhibitions currently

CLOSED

 

PARK PAVILIONS

Hours & prices for currently available attractions are marked with yellow colour
2nd Friday of each month: Free admission to all attractions for visitors under 18

Cold Bath


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CLOSED TILL SUMMER

Exhibition Agate Rooms: The Way to Revival (history and restortion of the Agate Rooms)

Open: daily
Tickets & Entry hours: 10.00–17.00
Closed: in heavy rainy weather

Admission (audio guides in Russian, German or English included):

Adults – Rub 300
Students (with hard copy ID), 
Schoolchildren above 16 – Rub 150
Visitors under 16 – free (+Rub 50 for audio guide if needed)

Grotto


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CLOSED TILL SUMMER

Open Wednesday to Monday
9.00–18.00

Closed: Tuesdays
and in heavy rainy weather

Free admission with park ticket

Free a capella performances by vocal group ANTHEM

Admiralty


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Visitor Information Center
(in Left Wing)

June to September
Open Wednesday to Monday
10.00–18.00

October 18 to May
Open Wednesday to Sunday
10.00–18.00

Dec 31, Jan 1: Closed

Visiting information
Films, brochures on Tsarskoe Selo
Souvenir coin machine

Phones:
+7 (812) 415-76-67
+7 (812) 415-76-68

Admiralty

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Main Building (2nd floor), Dutch Hall

Exhibition  (none currently)

Open daily except Mon, 10.00–18.00

CLOSED

Free admission wirh park ticket

Hermitage

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CLOSED TILL SUMMER

Open: daily
Tickets & Entry hours:
11.00–18.00
Closed: in heavy rainy weather 

Admission by groups of not more than 15 visitors with time interval of 20 minutes. Guided tours only (currently in Russian, no audio guides)

Tours with raiser-equipped table demonstration
(12.00, 12.30, 15.00, 15.30):
Adults – Rub 350
Students (with hard copy ID), 
Schoolchildren above 16 – Rub 180
Schoolchildren under 16 – Rub 100

Tours without raiser-equipped table demonstration:
Adults – Rub 300
Students (with hard copy ID), 
Schoolchildren above 16 – Rub 150
Schoolchildren under 16 – Rub 100

Upper Bathhouse

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CLOSED TILL SUMMER

Open: Fri to Wed
Entry hours: 11.00–18.00
Closed: Thursdays
and in heavy rainy weather

Free admission wirh park ticket

Lower Bathhouse


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CLOSED TILL SUMMER

Exhibition  
Court Bath in the 21st century

Open: Thu to Tue
Tickets & Entry hours: 10.00–17.00  
Closed: Wednesdays
and in heavy rainy weather

Admission (audio guides in Russian, English and German included):

Adults – Rub 150
Students (with hard copy ID), 
Schoolchildren above 16 – Rub 80
Visitors under 16 – free (+Rub 50 for audio guide if needed)

Turkish Bath


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CLOSED TILL SUMMER

Open: Thu to Tue

Tickets & Entry hours:
11.00–18.00
Closed: Wednesdays
and in heavy rainy weather

Admission (audio guides in Russian, German or English included):
Adults – Rub 200
Students (with hard copy ID), 
Schoolchildren above 16 – Rub 100
Visitors under 16 – free (+Rub 50 for audio guide if needed)

Concert Hall


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CLOSED TILL SUMMER

Open: Wed to Sun

Entry hours: 11.00–18.00

Closed: Mon, Tue
and in rainy weather

Free admission with park ticket

Creaking Summer-House


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CLOSED TILL SUMMER

Open:
Tue, Wed, Fri–Sun
11.00–18.00

Closed:
Mon, Thu,
and in rainy weather

Free admission with park ticket

Cameron Gallery


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Colonnade of Cameron Gallery
&
Hanging Garden
(entrance from Ramp)
Open 11.00–18.00 daily


Maids-of-Honour Garden
Open 10.00–19.00 daily


CLOSED TILL SUMMER

Free admission with park ticket


CLOSED TILL SUMMER
Free admission with park ticket

Cameron Gallery


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Cameron Gallery First Floor
(entrance from Great Pond)

Exhibition
Tsarskoe Selo 1917: On the Eve...

Open: weekends
& national/school holidays
Tickets & Entry hours: 10.00–17.00
Closed: weekdays

Dec 29–Jan 8: Open
Dec 31, Jan 1: Closed

Adults – Rub 200
Students (with hard copy ID) – Rub 100
Schoolchildren above 16 – Rub 50
Visitors under 16 – free

Grottoes of
Cameron
Gallery


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CLOSED

Grottoes in basement
of Cameron Gallery

(entrance from
Maids-of-Honour Garden or from Cameron Gallery's right side alley)

Exhibition A Court Perfumer

Open: Fri to Wed
Entry hours: 11.00–19.00
Tickets: Rub 200
(visitors under 14 – free)

Tower Ruin


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CLOSED TILL SUMMER

Observation Deck of Tower Ruin

Open 11.00–18.00 daily
(weather permitting)

Free admission with park ticket

Hall on the Island


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CLOSED TILL SUMMER

Classical music concerts
(summer months only)
See Events for concert availability

Ferry to the Island

Ticket – Rub 500
(includes park and ferry fees)

Tickets available at Catherine Park ticket offices from the beginning of the month they are scheduled

 

PARK SERVICES

Hours & prices for currently available services are marked with yellow colour

Electric Car Tours  (May 1 through October 7) No tours in incessant rain!
  Catherine Park landscape area: 
    Tickets: 11.00–18.00 daily  from
near Admiralty     
    50-minute audio-guided tour in Russian, 7-seat car : Rub 250 per passenger
    One-hour rent with driver: 7-seat car – Rub 8,000 (for booking: inter@tzar.ru)
  Alexander Park: 
    Tickets: 11.00–18.00 daily  from
Rastrelli Monument
    50-minute audio-guided tour in Russian, 7-seat car : Rub 150 per passenger
    Ride from Rastrelli Monument to Arsenal or Chapelle: Rub 50 per passenger
    One-hour rent with driver: 7-seat car – Rub 4,500; 5-seat VIP car – Rub 6,000

Great Pond Ferry Service (Catherine Park, late May through September)
Tickets: 11.00–18.00 daily  from Ferry Pier near Admiralty
             11.00–18.00 Fri–Sun  from
Granite Pier (near Girl-with-a-Pitcher fountain)
No rides in rain or strong wind
Audio-guided tours in Russian (
Hall on the Island, Chesme Rostral Column)
Adults – Rub 200
Students (with ID) and school children – Rub 100

Great Pond Gondola Rides  (Catherine Park, summer months only)
No fixed days. No rides in rain or strong wind
Tickets (at
Ferry Pier near Admiralty) 12.00–18.00
Adults – 300 Rub
Visitors under 18 – Rub 150
30-minute rent with gondolier for 1 to 8 persons – Rub 2,400

Carriage Rides  (May through September)  
PLEASE NOTE: No carriage rides currently until further notice
(Imperial Farm with Stable in restoration)

WITH PRE-BOOKING:
Daily 10:00–18:00 (except during rainy weather) from Mirror Ponds in Catherine Park.
   Catherine Park (25 min, 6/8-seater carriages): Rub 4,000 for 1 to 8 persons
   Catherine & Alexander Parks (up to one hour, 6/8-seater carriages): Rub 6,000 for 1 to 8 persons 
Daily 18:00-21:00 (except during rainy weather) from Mirror Ponds in Catherine Park.
   Catherine Park (25 min, 6/8-seater carriages): Rub 6,000 for 1 to 8 persons
   Catherine & Alexander Parks (up to one hour, 6/8-seater carriages): Rub 8,000 for 1 to 8 person

      Children under five – Free (seated on laps)

Also available: individual tours, different carriages (1-hour ride Rub 10,000 to 20,000 depending on carriage type).
For booking call
+7 (812) 466-66-66/69, (921) 954-58-16, e-mail (Russian), or e-mail (English)

WITHOUT PRE-BOOKING:
Tickets: Wednesday to Monday 12:00–17:30 (except during rainy weather)
near Mirror Ponds in Catherine Park
NOTE: Ticket booth sells tickets only when the carriage is ready.
   Catherine Park (6/8-seater carriages):
      Short Route (5-7 min) – Rub 600 for 1 to 3 persons (+Rub 200 for each additional person)
      Long Route (20-25 min) – Rub 1,500 for 1 to 3 persons (+Rub 500 for each additional person)
   Catherine & Alexander Parks (one hour, 6/8-seater carriage):
      Rub 5,000 for 1 to 8 persons

Winter Sleigh Rides in Alexander Park (during cold months)
PLEASE NOTE: No sleigh rides currently until further notice
(Imperial Farm with Stable in restoration)

With pre-booking:
Rides can be booked for 10:00–17:30 from near
Large Chinese Bridge (earlier or later hours may be available at higher costs, see carriage ride info above)
One 15-25 minute ride in a two-horse open four-seated sleigh – Rub 2000 for 1 to 4 persons (+Rub 500 for each additional person)
Payment: to driver in cash before ride.
Additionally by request: Russian style meal & live folklore music (to be paid separately)
Please Note: When no snow, sleigh ride has to be canceled or replaced with carriage ride.
                  No rides when temperature gets below -15°C (5°F) or during blizzard, heavy snow or rain (booked
                  rides
get canceled automatically).
                  If you booked a ride and not appear within 15 minutes after appointed time without notice, your
                  booking gets canceled.
                 
Charges rise twice on Dec 31, Jan 1 & Jan 7, and 1.5 times during Jan 2–6.
For information call
+7 (921) 954-58-16 (Russian, a little English)
For booking call
+7 (812) 466-66-66/69, (921) 954-58-16, e-mail (Russian), or e-mail (English)

Without pre-booking:
Weekends & holidays: 13:00 to 16:00* from near
Large Chinese Bridge
(* time may change depending on weather conditions)
One ride in a two-horse open four-seated sleigh:
7-10 minutes – Rub 600 for 1 to 3 persons (+ Rub 200 for 4th)
20-25 minutes – Rub 1200 for 1 to 3 persons (+ Rub 400 for 4th)

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