Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny, St. Petersburg

(4.8/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
Visit a major part of Russia's history at Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny, a Palladian edifice that was once Vladimir Lenin's headquarters during the October Revolution. Originally built as a finishing school for women, the building features a classical design with a pastel exterior. Today, the building serves as the seat of St. Petersburg's mayor and home to a museum dedicated to Lenin, where you can learn all about the famous leader. Inside, explore the assembly hall where Lenin declared the creation of the Bolshevik state and see where Bolshevik party leader Sergei Kirov was assassinated in 1934. Plan your Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny visit and explore what else you can see and do in St. Petersburg using our St. Petersburg itinerary maker.
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  • Perhaps the most inaccessible Museum of St. Petersburg. Besides not located in close proximity to the Metro. a small exhibition on the three periods of the history of the Smolny Institute: before the revolution, and after a period of recent history. interesting to see the life of cool ladies, students of the Institute and the protagonists of the revolution
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  • The Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny, simply referred to as the Smolny Institute, was a former girl’s school. We had a private tour of the museum, including Lenin's office and living quarters (we...  more »
  • In our exploring of the different parts of St Petersburg we certainly didn't intend to get out of mind to visit and make some acquaintance with this very important museum. This Historical and Memorial...  more »
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