The Grand Maket Russia Museum
Saint Petersburg, Tsvetochnaya Ulitsa, Building 16
Tel.: +7 (812) 495-54-65
10:00 – 20:00, daily
Ticket office open until 19:15
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
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.