tickets and membership
- Already visited Erarta and completed the registration procedure? Then you can avoid queuing and save time by renewing or reactivating your Ticket or Membership (or purchasing a new one) through my Erarta account
- About to visit Erarta for the first time? Select a Ticket or Membership that suits you – and welcome! Cannot decide? Our frequently asked questions section is there to help you make the right choice
- Not a frequent traveller to St. Petersburg and unsure if you will return during the year? Then opt for the E-Ticket: it is an easy and convenient way to skip the queues. If during your visit you decide that you want to come back, simply register your Ticket and save on future visits
Can I buy a single-entry ticket?
E-Tickets available online and Fast Track Tickets available at the museum’s ticket counters for 1250 rubles entitle you to a single entry through the museum’s fast track turnstiles without registration and offer you a glimpse into our permanent collection, Erarta’s signature projects (with the exception of U-Spaces), and all temporary exhibitions. However, one visit is definitely not enough to appreciate the huge variety of contemporary art forms that we have on display. Each year, we stage 40 temporary exhibitions alternately focusing on painting, sculpture, photography, fashion, design, and video art to showcase the entire gamut of contemporary creative practices. With this in mind and as a courtesy to our guests, we let each visitor with an E-Ticket or a Fast Track Ticket register their tickets at counters 9 or 10 prior to leaving the museum – and return to Erarta for a whole year.
If you came with your family, don’t waste your time in the queue: a Kids Fast Track Ticket available for 400 rubles entitles you to buying two Adult Fast Track Tickets at the standard Ticket price – i.e. 1000 or 700 rubles instead of 1250. If, prior to leaving the museum, you decide that you will definitely return to Erarta over the next 12 months, simply register your tickets at counters 9 or 10, pay 300 rubles for the Kids Ticket upgrade, and come back for some family fun at Erarta.
Can I buy a separate ticket to visit a particular exhibition?
No. As we make the point of demonstrating the rich variety of contemporary art, all our Tickets and Memberships allow the visitor to experience our permanent collection and all temporary exhibitions, as well as Erarta’s signature projects. Separate tickets are only required for the U-Space immersive installations and can be purchased at counters 9 or 10 (Members can book 2 U-Space sessions per year at no extra charge).
What is the difference between the 1250 ruble E-Ticket and the 1000 ruble Ticket?
The 1000 ruble Ticket is only available at the museum’s ticket counters, and you will have to wait in a queue to buy it and go through a registration procedure by filling out a short questionnaire and having your picture taken. The photograph is required to enable our smart turnstiles to recognise the Ticket holder for fast track admission throughout the year.
The E-Ticket is available online. It allows its holder to skip the queues by using the dedicated fast track entrance and scanning the bar code at the turnstiles from a printout or phone screen. The E-Ticket can also be registered prior to leaving the museum building, allowing its holder to return to Erarta for free for 365 days from the date of purchase.
What is the difference between a Ticket and a Membership?
A Ticket costs 1000 rubles and entitles its holder to unlimited fast track admission to the museum and all temporary exhibitions for 365 days from the date of purchase. A Ticket entitles its holder to a 5% discount at the Erarta RestoBar, café, Erarta Home Stores and shop.erarta.com online store, as well as the complimentary audio guides available on your smartphone.
Members have even more fun. Erarta Membership not only entitles you to 365 days of unlimited fast track admission from the date of purchase, but grants a number of additional privileges:
— plus-one invitations to exhibition previews and artist talks
— a chance to experience Erarta’s signature projects, including 2 complimentary U-Space sessions
— a 20% discount on Fast Track Tickets for your guests — only 1000 rubles instead of 1250
— a 15% discount at the Erarta RestoBar and café
— a 15% discount at the Erarta Home Stores and shop.erarta.com online store
How do I register my Ticket or Membership?
The registration procedure consists of filling out a short questionnaire (online or by hand) and having your picture taken to enable our smart turnstiles recognise you for fast track access. The procedure takes only a couple of minutes. Registered Members and Ticket holders enter the museum through a dedicated fast track entrance and smart turnstiles for a streamlined and enjoyable visitor experience every time they return to see new exhibitions.
Can I pay for a Ticket or Membership with a Pushkin Card?
No. We are not participating in this programme.
Are U-Space sessions included in the Ticket/Membership price?
If you have purchased a Ticket for 1000 rubles, an E-Ticket or a Fast Track Ticket for 1250 rubles, then you will need a separate ticket to experience any of the U-Space immersive installations. The ticket costs 300 rubles and admits a group of up to 5 people to the U-Space of your choice. These tickets are available at counters 9 and 10. We recommend you get one right after arriving at the museum, as on certain days the guests have to wait for up to 1.5 hours for the earliest available U-Space session.
Members enjoy 2 complimentary U-Space sessions during the period of their Membership: please book your time slot at counters 9 or 10.
Can I let someone else use my Ticket/Membership?
No. Our Tickets and Memberships can only be used by their respective holders. However, you can give your friends the gift of one-year admission to Erarta Museum: gift Tickets and Memberships are available at the museum’s ticket counters and online.
I don’t reside in St. Petersburg. Which Ticket type should I choose?
We recommend opting for an E-Ticket available for 1250 rubles: it entitles you to a single fast track entry without registration and offers a glimpse into our permanent collection, Erarta’s signature projects (with the exception of U-Spaces), and all temporary exhibitions. If while at the museum you realise that you wish to keep returning for free throughout the year, simply register your Ticket at counters 9 or 10 prior to leaving the museum building – and make sure to stop by on your next trip to St. Petersburg.
If you would like to save on your single visit, queue up to be registered and purchase the 1000 ruble Ticket at the museum’s ticket counters.
If you are travelling with your family, don’t waste your time in the queue: go straight to counters 1 or 2 and purchase a Kids Fast Track Ticket for 400 rubles. It will also entitle you to buying two Adult Fast Track Tickets at the standard Ticket price – i.e. 1000 or 700 rubles instead of 1250. If, prior to leaving the museum, you decide that you will definitely return to Erarta over the next 12 months, simply register your tickets at counters 9 or 10, pay 300 rubles for the Kids Ticket upgrade, and make sure to come back for some family fun at Erarta.
Are there any concessions?
Any visitors ≤15 or ≥60 years old can purchase a Concession Ticket for RUB 700. It grants 365 days of unlimited admission to the museum’s permanent collection and all temporary exhibitions. Concession Tickets are available at the museum’s ticket counters.
Children aged 3 or below enjoy free admission to the museum.
What can I see at the museum in one visit?
An E-Ticket (available online) or a Fast Track Ticket (available at the museum’s ticket counters) allows you to experience Russia’s largest private museum of contemporary art. You will be able to see our permanent collection comprising more than 2800 works by artists from all across Russia, as well as foreign artists whose exhibitions took or will take place at Erarta. You will also get a glimpse of the museum’s signature projects, including Audio Installations and Art-Literature, and be able to watch The Adventures of BB Square cartoon series and Art-Animation films at one of our video halls (please note: visiting U-Space installations requires a separate ticket). Last but not least, you will get a chance to see up to ten temporary exhibitions by artists working with different media, from painting to video art (visit our What’s On page to learn more about the current exhibitions).
If while at the museum you realise that you wish to return during the year, simply register your Ticket at counters 9 or 10 prior to leaving the museum building. Following registration, you will be able to keep returning for free to see our new temporary shows (we change them every three months) and gain access to our audio guides that provide a valuable insight into our permanent collection and exhibitions.