Monplaisir embodies the finest achievements in the art and culture of the reign of Peter the Great. The exhibits include the country’s first collection of paintings by European masters, Chinese porcelain, Dutch faience, Russian glass and eighteenth-century cooking appliances. The decorative moulding is a masterpiece of interior decoration. All this made Monplaisir a fitting setting for many important events in Russian history.

The museum is open from 10.30 am to 6 pm; ticket office closes at 5 pm

Closed on the last Wednesday of every month

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