Russian Vodka Museum, St. Petersburg

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Explore the history of one of Russia's most famous products at Russian Vodka Museum, home to an extensive collection of bottles, accessories, and types of the well-known spirit. Produced in Eastern Europe and Russia since medieval times, the drink today has become an integral part of national culture. Visit the museum and learn about vodka's influence on rural and urban regions alike, and why it was considered valuable enough to be used as currency. Join a guided tour for more information about vodka's production, use, and origins. Try some of the "little water" for yourself in the museum's tasting room, where after the tour you can sample three varieties of the drink. Keep in mind that information about the displays is in Russian only. Take a look at our St. Petersburg trip planner to schedule your visit to Russian Vodka Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 16, 2017
    So, we missed the opportunity for a guided tour, and were given an audio guide to accompany us around the museum. The audio guide was hard work and not the most engaging thing to listen to. We spent 1...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    nice outdoor area, for sit and chill. Not very sure about the food though, the vodka's strong. The waiters are absolutely friendly.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Feast of the Russian Navy, 30 July 2017; having planned to watch the spectacular fireworks on the banks of the Neva, we chose this restaurant a stone's throw from the river. Large rooms, some soviet style, with live music, tourism (it is highly recommended by many hotels) fellow. Fast and friendly service. Menu with traditional Russian cuisine; We enjoyed the fried fish from Lake Ladoga (very good) and a tasty Salad Olivier (Russian) with crab. Good white wine Russian. Adjusted the Bill. After dinner, a quick look at the Windows of the Vodka Museum, an original exhibition of objects related to the famous drink and memorabilia from the history of Petersburg of the last century.
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  • Not the standard boring museum, it's actually quite fun, as the description gives some fun facts and not too many boring historical description. The vodka tasting at the end would make you forget everything anyway.
  • Despite coming in the opening hours, we were dennied to visit the museum. (we were told to come... 5 hours later). Waste of time.
  • Too small. Have to buy audio guide for English. Everything in Russian. Information easily accessed from Internet
  • Nice restaurant which must be tried beforehand. No English translation is a key concern of this small museum. Vodka tasting is still a good part of the tour.
  • Fun, quick museum - and you can have a vodka tasting at the end!

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