Saint Petersburg is one of Russia’s most picturesque cities. Its residents love it to the point of unquestionable adoration. To try and understand these feelings of we recommend joining the crowd of high school graduates at the Palace embankment for the Scarlet sails celebration, visiting a local club to hear one of city’s rock legends live, going out to the Lieutenant Schmidt embankment for the Navy Day to see the Baltic Fleet warships or buying a ticket for a home match of St. Petersburg’s iconic FC Zenit.
Saint Petersburg 2018 | Gatchina Palace and Estate MuseumMost countryside palace museums have special tours and quests for childrenMost countryside palace museums have special tours and quests for children
Museums and galleries
Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum
Tue-Sun; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Most countryside palace museums have special tours and quests for children. At Gatchina, children are given special carry-cases containing creative tasks and accessories to help complete them. There is also a special children’s lounge area, where they can spend time building castles and watching films about knights. A special programme is available for visually impaired children called “Sensation of the Palace”. Children visit four staterooms and while the tour guide tells them about the palace’s former owners and their lives here, the children can touch and feel copies of museum exhibits and leaf through the albums with information in Braille.