Peterhof parks and fountains open for tourists
The Lower park with fountains, Alexandria and Oranienbaum ensembles are open for tourists. Online tickets are already abailable, but health precautions and safety measures are activated.
Nicola Benois: graphic novels
Project is an artistic collaboration between museum workers and illustrators. A series of graphic novels, based on letters, photo archive and memoirs, tells about theatrical artist Nikolay Benois (1901-1988), about his path to success and incredible creative life, full of exciting encounters and unexpected turns.
Virtual exhibition
The exhibition is dedicated to one peculiar museum item - the Chinese folding screen of the first quarter of 18th century. This is one of the first pieces of furniture that belonged to the Hilltop Chambers of Peter the Great, later named the Grand Peterhof Palace.
In 2018 "Secrets of Folding Screen" won the Digital Storytelling Award at the Museum Geek Internet Festival for museum media.
«The Palace Ticket»
Multimedia project «The Palace Ticket» gives visitors an opportunity to learn more about history of the Grand Peterhof Palace and to take a look at the museum from the perspective of the visitors of the past years.
Watch the Grand Peterhof CascadeLive Broadcast: Gand CascadePeterhof-VersaillesSpecial web-site project
Attention please!

Museums and parks of the Peterhof State Museum-Reserve work according to the winter schedule.

17.10.2022 — 18.10.2022, Peterhof
27.09.2021 — 28.09.2021, Peterhof
26.10.2020, Peterhof
20.09.2019 — 21.09.2019, Peterhof
Autumn Fountain Show at the Grand Cascade
18.05.2019, Peterhof
Annual Spring Fountain Show 2019
22.04.2019 — 23.04.2019, Peterhof
16.10.2018, Peterhof
The Museum Address of the Benois Family

Interesting to know about Peterhof

  • The first Hermitage in Russia appeared in Peterhof: it was built by the decree of Peter I in the Lower Park 1721-1725
  • The first picture gallery in Russia manifested in Monplaisir Palace: a collection of paintings of Peter I included works of Dutch, Flemish, Italian and German artists of the 17th-18th century
  • The Neptune Fountain is 50 years older than Peterhof (It was created in 1650 - 1660)
  • Pumps have never been used to supply water to Peterhof fountains. The water comes naturally from Ropsha Heights through a system of canals, ponds and locks
  • Total water consumption by Peterhof fountains - 1100 liters per second
  • The maximum height of the jet of the Samson fountain - 20 meters
  • Fountain masters service 12 440 stone surfaces, rotate about 300 gate valves daily, 60% of which are from the 18th-19th centuries
  • The Audience Hall is the first premises in Russia, where optical illusion was used in the interior (parallel mirrors)
  • The water-supplying system of Peterhof is comprised of 96 kilometers of canals, 16 ponds and 135 different hydraulic structures