State Museum of the History of St Petersburg

Lonely Planet review

The majestic Rumyantsev Mansion (1826) is home to the superb State Museum of the History of St Petersburg . Although its main focus is the Blockade (it has the city’s largest repository of documents from that time), the museum also has other interesting displays. The mansion’s fixtures, including staircases in Carrara marble and carved oak, are beautiful. Ask for an English guide at the ticket office.