State Hermitage

Museum Secrets Revealed: State Hermitage

Based in the heart of St. Petersburg, the State Hermitage is one of the largest museums on Earth, housing more than three million treasures of art and archeology, each one with a story to tell. Take a private tour through its majestic palace halls and secluded passageways as we delve into the vast collection. We reveal secrets involving Catherine the Great’s lusty appetite, Rasputin’s real killer, a World War II-inspired exodus of art and felines, and an investigation of Peter the Great that may change the reputation of the city’s namesake forever.

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Seeking Large Cats, Able to Work Long Hours

Cats have lived at the State Hermitage Museum for centuries, through carefree and trying times. These beloved mainstays keep the museum rodent free.