In additional to popular St Petersburg museums like Hermitage and Peterhof, there are many other interesting sights to visit in the city. One of these must visit places is the Russian Vodka Museum. It is located in the city centre next to the Isaac Square in the building of former barracks of the regiments of the Imperial Guard.
The museum was opened on October 16, 2008 next to the Isaac’s Cathedral. Close to the museum, there is a restaurant “Russkaya Rumochnaya no.1” with a recreated interior of 19th century, where you can degust modern tastes of vodka.
Vodka is a recognized national alcoholic drink that nowadays is well-known all over the world. There is barely a holiday or occasion that takes place without vodka.
The museum is quite extraordinary. The museum tour includes an exposition review with exciting stories of vodka creation, drinking traditions, customs and policies, starting from 11th century up to current times. You will learn about the history of alcohol-containing beverages in Russia – from traditional “naturally fermenting” honey, kvas and birch tree drink up to experiments with corns and Mendeleev’s scientific works on the correlation of water and alcohol.
You can also taste several types of this popular Russian drink with traditional snacks and purchase souvenirs – matreshka dolls with vodka, shot glasses, some kitchenware, jewelry boxes.
Exposition is divided into the epoch sections. The interesting collection includes antique bottles, bungs, labels, old documents and home-ware. The museum is especially proud of its two compositions of wax figures.
Plan your visit
The possibility to visit the museum should be checked in advance, as it can be booked for some event. Also pay attention that in case of many visitors, you might need to wait in a line. So for your comfort reserve the time in advance.
If you want, book a private guided tour with an inside visit to the Russian Vodka Museum.
Daily: from 12:00 to 19:00
Restaurant visits: from 12:00 to 21:00
|Konnogvardeyskiy Bul'var 4|
|Metro / Subway|
|Ploshchad' Truda||3, 22, 27, 71, 100|
|Ploshchad' Truda||K-169, K-306|
Russian Vodka Museum can be visited if you customize a tour.