In the "Night of Museums" almost all the city's museums, showrooms, Library, Galleries open their doors to visitors from six o'clock in the evening until six in the morning. Many of them organize special tours and exhibitions, quiz and presentation, master classes, and more. Most schools are open only 6 dinner to 23, remaining until the early hours. Это ежегодное событие, which takes place in May, is very popular among locals and visitors alike.
For the first time such an event was held in Berlin in 1997 year and was called “Long Night of Museums”. Next event was organized in France and later spread throughout the world. In 2007 year here also joined the museum in Moscow, in 2008 – St. Petersburg. Then in the festival participated 33 museum and exhibition hall, which was attended by about 24 000 people.
This international event takes place in the 42 Europe(2000 museums), it is designed to, to popularize the museum business and to attract young people.
In the Peter marathon museums participate:
- Museum of Artillery
- Prince's Palace Kochubeya
- Museum of City Sculpture
- Suvorov Museum
- Peter and Paul Fortress
- Narva Triumphal Gate
- Usadьba knяgini Dashkovoй
- Military Medical Museum
- Arctic and Antarctic Museum
- Museum of Political History of Russia
- Botanical Museum and the Botanical Garden
- Museum F.M. Dostoevsky
- Pharmacy Doctor Pelya
- St. Isaac's Cathedral
- Pushkin House
- Museum of the History of Brewing
- Geological Museum
- Museum of Imperial Bicycle
- Museum of playing cards
- Museum of cats
- Benois Family Museum
- CPKiO them. S.M. Kirov
- Art Galleries, City library, and many others.
For the convenience of visitors, organizers created a single ticket. It also allows you to move by special buses, that run all night between museums, Free. Be sure to observe the schedule of the bridges, interesting time to visit a museum or get home.
In any museum you will be given a schedule of museums and transport information. Visit all the places in one night is certainly not really, especially because of the many queues, therefore recommend a route in advance.