The Grand Maket Russia Museum – Private Museums of Russia

The Grand Maket Russia Museum




Saint Petersburg

Contact information

Saint Petersburg, Tsvetochnaya Ulitsa, Building 16

Tel.: +7 (812) 495-54-65

E-mail: info@grandmaket.ru

www.grandmaket.ru

Operating hours

10:00 – 20:00, daily

Ticket office open until 19:15

Ticket price

Adult (over 14 years old) – 540 rubles

Children (3-13 years old) – 320 rubles

Founder and owner of the museum

Sergei Borisovich Morozov

Manager of the museum

Elena Vadimovna Kelner

Founded

2012

About museum

The Grand Maket Russia National Show-Museum is an amazing museum, which actually has only one exhibit, but this exhibit is truly unique. You will see a colossal working model, artistically conveying a generalized character of Russia. The area of this handmade miracle is 800 square meters, which today makes it the second largest in the world. Dozens of the most diverse specialists worked on its creation around the clock for five years. Collective images of various cities and regions are transferred to the mock field, and all types of human activities are displayed in genre scenes. The dynamics of the composition are presented by the railway and car traffic, and various scenes with moving objects and figures are controlled by the visitors. More than 200 trains run along ingenious routes with a total length of almost two and a half kilometers and turn the model into a single living organism; and the automobile movement, which uses electromagnetic induction for the first time in the world in mock-up engineering as a power source for cars, will not leave any visitor indifferent.

Dozens of different cars will surprise you with the complexity and originality of their movements, while the headlights, brake lights, and turning lights add brightness to the exposure and illuminate roads at night. Every fifteen minutes, a night falls from east to west over the mock-up, which is simulated with 800,000 LEDs.

The sea of fire makes impressions from mock-up overview truly unbelievable, and the option to take an audio guide and a binocular will broaden the horizons of any visitor, regardless of age.

The Museum is an Associated Member of the Union of Museums of Russia.