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Welcome to the new Peterhof Museum-Reserve Site
We welcome you at our all-new site. We look forward to share with you the most interesting facts about Peterhof's parks, palaces & collection. May your journey to the "capital of fountains" be a fascinating experience.
«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.
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.
Watch the Grand Peterhof CascadeSamson Online WebcameraOpening hours and admissionSummer Season 2019
Attention please!

All fountains of Peterhof will start working on April 27th, 2019. Annual Spring Fountain Show will take place on May 18th.

19.05.2018, Peterhof
Annual Spring Fountain Show
18.05.2018, Peterhof
International Museum Day 2018
01.07.2017 — 02.07.2017, Alexandria
Alexandria's Carousel 2017
20.05.2017, Peterhof
Journey to the Land of Don Quixote
18.05.2017, Alexandria
Free entrance to the palaces & park of Alexandria
10.08.2016 — 31.12.2017, Alexandria
Peterhof Summer Residents
27.07.2016 — 31.12.2017, Oranienbaum
Oranienbaum through Ages

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)
  • The Audience Hall is the first premises in Russia, where optical illusion was used in the interior (parallel mirrors)
  • 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 water-supplying system of Peterhof is comprised of 96 kilometers of canals, 16 ponds and 135 different hydraulic structures