last year, the State Hermitage Museum is visited by 4 million 926 thousand visitors – almost 600 thousand more than in 2018. These figures made the state Hermitage Museum the most visited art Museum in the country in the ranking compiled by the newspaper The Art Newspaper Russia.

In second place is the Moscow Kremlin museums. Last year they visited 3 million 101 thousand visitors. Artwork in the halls of the Tretyakov gallery has enjoyed 2 million 835 thousand visitors, and in the Russian Museum was visited by 2 million 394 thousand people.

In fifth place was the Moscow house of photography (2 million 236 thousand visitors), on the sixth national Museum of fine arts named after Pushkin (1,481 million), the seventh – the State historical Museum (1,147 million visitors).

it is Noteworthy that the high positions occupied by private museums. So, on the eighth position is the fabergé Museum, who took 993 thousand visitors. Interest in the Museum among city residents and tourists largely can be explained by the concept. So, in the Museum’s permanent exhibition are unique works of jewelry art, including masterpieces world famous factory of Carl Faberge. In addition, the Museum is organizing a landmark exhibition, for example, works of Frida Kahlo, Amedeo Modigliani.

Another private St. Petersburg Museum “Erarta” was on the 14th place ranking for the past year he has taken 452 of thousands of visitors. “Erarta” is famous for unusual exhibits, visitors can see not only the painting or photo, but, for example, clothing from unusual materials, installations or works created using computer graphics.

Gradually increasing attendance and regional museums. So, the most visited not Moscow and not Petersburg the Museum is situated in Istra situated near Moscow last year, the complex “New Jerusalem” took 490 thousand visitors. 347 thousand people visited the Museum “Peace Square” in Krasnoyarsk, Yaroslavl art Museum was visited by 332 thousand people.