For the first time, history of His Serene Highness A.D. Menshikov, first owner and builder of Oranienbaum residence, is represented in a new exposition at the Grand Menshikov Palace.
While restoration of the Western wing of the Grand Palace has been finished, Peterhof Museum-Reserve offers residents and guests of the city new historical museum project – "Oranienbaum through Centuries": in several halls traditional exposition methods and brand-new multimedia technologies are united. Visitors, who are ready to travel through space and time, are accompanied by the voice of the famous journalist Vladimir Posner.
Guests of the Grand Menshikov Palace will discover many interesting facts about ancient Izhora lands. Virtual space allows visitors to get back on a few millenniums ago, find themselves on the shore of the Gulf of Finland aquatory after the end of the Ice Age, and then, see the shaping process of today’s landscape.
Visitors of the museum become participants of thrilling battles of Northern War, go to the command post of Peter I and beneath the walls of besieged fortress "Oreshek". Then, they will get a private audience with the governor of Ingermanlandia, "Duke of Izhora" - A. D. Menshikov, as if they have entered the working cabinet of His Serene Highness.
Unique mechanical model is of a particular interest and shows architectural changes in a palace and park- ensemble throughout decades. Mysteries of restoration and creation of museum exposition in the Grand Menshikov Palace during long years are revealed in a last hall. The creators of the museum have not forgotten about the youngest visitors. Parents can leave their kids with teachers-caregivers in a special equipped room for children, which is suitable both for playing and education.
Peterhof State Museum Reserve has created multimedia project "Oranienbaum through Centuries" together with Studio of scenography and technology "Show Consulting".
Visiting of museum project "Oranienbaum through centuries" is a paid service.
Entry tickets fee: adults - 200 rubles, students – 100 rubles.
For citizens of Russian Federation and Republic of Belarus: adults – 100 rubles, students – 50 rubles.