Summer is the most active tourist season in St. Petersburg. At this time in the Northern capital, visit with people of all ages. Summer vacation, schoolchildren and students. Of course, most of the guests want to go to Russia's largest Museum - the Hermitage. In the summer he continued his work as at any other time of the year.
The Hermitage is only open on Mondays and 9 may and the 1st of January. All other days it opens at 10.30 am and finishes her work at 6 PM. Sunday - a short day, Hermitage Museum closes one hour earlier, just as in the days before the holidays. Before visiting the Museum, make sure that before closing enough time: cash Hermitage stop working one hour before closing of the Museum complex. Note that in "Prime time" you can meet a long queue in front of ticket offices, so count your time. And, by and large, an hour, you can only catch a glimpse of the exhibits, so a huge collection of the Hermitage.
However, if you want to visit a certain Museum, you can see their schedule. So, in the Palace of Menshikov office closes after 16.00. In the center of the "Old Village" you will be able to get from Wednesday to Sunday, and only with a guided tour, there are only four sessions: 11.00, 13.00, 13.30, 15.30. The exposition in the General staff, alas, to look at what you are unlikely, because since 2010 they are still restaurerede.
In addition, periodically the halls of the Museum are closed for restoration. So, in June closed halls dedicated to the culture of the Scythians, the exhibition "Unknown masterpieces", the Nikolaev hall, a Large Church and several halls of Eastern culture and Western Europe on the third floor. A detailed schedule for the current month is posted on the website of the Hermitage.
The Museum regularly hosts various events which may be of interest to residents and guests of St. Petersburg. So, in the first half of July works festival "Music of Great Hermitage". Musicians from different countries give concerts in the courtyard of the Winter Palace, hall of the Academic Chapel. In the same month, you will see the temporary exhibitions. Their schedules are also posted on the Museum website.