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plan your Erarta visit in advance — buy a ticket or Membership online to use the dedicated fast track access to the museum

general admission ticket
  • admission to the Museum Wing — 5 floors showcasing the permanent collection, the video halls, and Erarta’s unique Art-Animation, Art-Literature and Audio Installations projects
  • admission to all exhibitions at the Exhibitions Wing
  • valid for single entry only
from 650₽
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  • unlimited number of visits to the museum’s permanent collection display and all temporary exhibitions at the Exhibitions Wing during the entire period of Membership
  • 10% discount at the Erarta Restaurant, café, Erarta Home Stores, Erarta Shop online store
  • fast track access
short of time? make the best of your visit in:
1 hour
  • floor 5 of the exhibitions wing
  • 5 minutes of art-animation
  • one U-Space
  • one or two temporary exhibitions
2 hours
  • a guided tour of the museum wing (1 hour)
  • 10 minutes of art-animation
  • one or two U-Space
  • three or four temporary exhibitions
  • erarta’s signature éclairs: consolidate your impressions with something sweet
3 hours
  • take a guided tour and then explore on your own
  • 20 minutes of art-animation
  • two or three U-Space
  • several series of the adventure of bb square cartoon
  • as many temporary exhibitions as you wish
don’t forget to take a break
enhance your museum experience with the Erarta app
Navigate the building with our interactive floor plan, lean about museum news, exhibitions, and other Erarta projects. You can also use the app to buy a ticket or become an Erarta Member.
Make your time at the museum even more enjoyable by dropping in at the Erarta Restaurant for lunch or dinner. A useful life hack: Erarta Members enjoy a 10% discount at the Erarta Restaurant, café, and museum stores.
frequently asked questions
  • What kind of art can be seen at Erarta?
    Erarta dedicates itself exclusively to contemporary art (by defi nition, that which has been created between 1945 and present time), which does not include famous masters such as Malevich, Kandinsky, or the genre of Russian Constructivism of the 1920s which all fall into the modern art era (1860–1945). Our aim is to show the world that Russia is still home to extremely talented and authentic artists whose work deserves to be admired by the widest possible audience. With the passing of time, contemporary works of art become “classic” — for example, like those created by Warhol, and we believe that many works from our collection, created in their majority by living Russian artists, will also become ingrained in the fabric of the history of art. This is because they all have deep meaning and their creators have something worthy to tell the viewers and their impulse will find resonance with both today’s public and future generations. As far as art forms go, painting, collage, sculpture, object, installation, video art and science art are represented in the collection that is on display in the Museum (left) Wing, while temporary shows in the Exhibitions (right) Wing also often showcase other forms.
  • How do you form your collection?
    Each work in the museum collection must meet three criteria simultaneously — firstly, we must truly love it; secondly, we must truly believe it’s an outstanding piece of art — the kind of work that is on the level of those that go on to be recognized among the best pieces of their era. And thirdly, we must clearly be able to explain to our viewers why we believe the first two viewpoints apply. Erarta’s museum collection currently contains 2800 contemporary works of art by more than 300 artists from all over Russia. The geographical reach is another important aspect of our philosophy — unlike most other institutions we don’t only focus on Moscow and St. Petersburg but also discover and exhibit artists from all over the country. Our museum’s main exhibition project, entitled “Russia in Erarta”, showcases contemporary art of talented artists from Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Krasnodar, Perm, Rostov-on-Don and many other regions of the country.
  • Is photography or filming allowed?

    It’s more than allowed — it’s encouraged! Please turn off your flash and snap away. And if you upload photos or videos to social networks, please use #erarta — it makes you eligible for our social media contests and we also publish a weekly roundup of all our favourite visitors’ photos in our groups.

    If you are planning a professional photo or video shoot at the museum please contact the reception or call: 8 (812) 324 – 08 – 09.

  • I don’t understand Russian. Will I struggle at Erarta?
    Absolutely not.  All our staff speaks English and we put in a huge amount of e ort to make sure our foreign guests enjoy their experience. All our content is translated into English, including signs, texts accompanying works, videos, menus etc. Also, we’re one of the few institutions in St. Petersburg who don’t charge foreign visitors a higher admission fee. We want Erarta to feel like home away from home for you so dispel all fears and come on down!
  • How can I help the project?
    Thank you for your interest, that’s very kind of you! Any purchase made at Erarta supports our nonprofit project so any money you spend in the building goes towards a good cause. You may also choose to become a member with various tiers of contribution available (please ask our reception staff ) or email if you have a proposal of your own.
  • I have bought an e-ticket online. How do I get inside?

    You can enter the museum building through turnstiles 2 and 3 next to reception counter No. 1. To go through the turnstile gate, scan the barcode contained in the order confirmation email. No printout is needed: the barcode can be scanned directly from your mobile device.

  • I have purchased Membership online. How do I get inside?

    To enter the museum with Membership purchased online, on the day of your first visit go to any reception counter (fast track to counter No. 2 if there is a queue). Upon presenting your order number, you will be issued a personalised plastic card to be used for your subsequent museum visits. 

  • I have received Membership as a gift. How do I get inside?

    If you have received a gift Membership, on the day of your first visit go to any reception counter (fast track to counter No. 2 if there is a queue). You will be issued a personalised plastic card to be used for your subsequent museum visits.

  • What are the museum opening hours during the public holidays?

    The museum is open every day except Tuesdays from 10:00 to 22:00. We are open during all public holidays, even if any of them falls on a Tuesday. To learn more about the museum's opening hours during a specific holiday, please visit the News section of our website.

  • Are there any concessions or discounts?

    Every visitor must have a valid ticket. A General Admission Ticket costs 550 rubles. However, visitors aged 21 or younger can purchase a Concession Membership for 650 rubles and enjoy unlimited access to the museum's permanent collection and temporary exhibitions for 1 year. A two-year Concession Membership is available to visitors aged 20 or younger for 1150 rubles.

  • Can I visit with kids?

    Children aged 2 or below enjoy free admission to the museum. Children older than 2 require a ticket which costs 550 rubles. If you are planning to be visiting the museum with kids, consider purchasing a Family Membership for 2750 rubles. It grants 1 year of unlimited admission to the museum's permanent collection and temporary exhibitions for 2 adults and 3 children up to 14 years of age. Guests aged between 2 and 21 are entitled to Youth Membership.

    The perfect day to visit the museum with babies and toddlers is Monday. On that day guests with baby strollers can conveniently exit the museum through a dedicated turnstile on floor 1. On any other day you can leave strollers in a designated 'parking' space inside the museum building.

  • Is the museum accessible?

    The entire museum space is wheelchair accessible. Each visitor with a disability may be accompanied by one assistant free of charge (both enter with the same ticket).

  • Can we visit in a tour group?

    If you have a confirmed guided tour booking, please contact the reception staff at counter No. 2 on the day of your visit (you are entitled to fast track). You will receive a tour voucher and admission tickets.

    Please note: tours are only possible with a guide licensed by the museum.

  • What is your policy for press and bloggers?

    To apply for media accreditation, please contact Erarta Museum's Communications Service by completing the feedback form.

  • Where can I leave my bike/kick scooter/suitcase while visiting the museum?

    If you rode a bicycle to the museum, fasten it to the bike rack at the entrance.

    Kick scooters and baby strollers can be left in the museum lobby.

    Your luggage, umbrella and similar large items can be left in the cloakroom.

  • How can I get to your museum?

    We are located at 2, 29th line of Vasilievsky Ostrov, St. Petersburg, Russia. Erarta is easily reachable from Vasileostrovskaya, Primorskaya, Sportivnaya-2 and Nevsky Prospect metro stations. There is a range of public transport options from each of them.

    from Vasileostrovskaya metro station:

    bus routes 1, 6, 128
    tram route 6
    shared minibus taxi (marshrutka) routes 30,44, 62, 120, 154, 690
    trolleybus route 10
    all stop at 28th and 29th lines of Vasilievsky Ostrov

    from Primorskaya metro station:

    bus routes 1, 6, 128
    tram route 6
    shared minibus taxi (marshrutka) routes 61К, 44, 120, 154, 350 (from Nalichnaya street), 690
    all stop at 28th and 29th lines of Vasilievsky Ostrov

    from Sportivnaya-2 metro station:

    bus routes 1, 128
    shared minibus taxi (marshrutka) routes 30, 120, 690
    all stop at 28th and 29th lines of Vasilievsky Ostrov

    from Nevsky Prospect metro station:

    bus route 7
    trolleybus routes 10, 11
    all stop at 26th and 27th lines of Vasilievsky Ostrov