The State Hermitage presents an authoritative iPhone and iPad application which will take you on a fascinating journey around the rooms of the famous museum. Enjoy the masterpieces of the Hermitage collection, learn more about them, admire the magnificent palace interiors of the grand royal residence of Russian Emperors.

The app will help you:
• to save the image you like;
• to send an e-card to your friends or upload it on twitter;
• to read about museum news;
• to learn about events and exhibitions;
• to start your own collection of your favorite works of art.

In our Store you can download for free or buy more content for the app.

The following are available today:
• virtual tours;
• educational courses;
• thematic excursions.

We will produce new content for the Store and send you notifications.

Once you are inside one of the largest museums of the world boasting a collection of about 3 million items, you will see the greatest works of art – paintings, sculptures, jewelry, ancient weapons, most exquisite exhibits of decorative and applied arts and unique archaeological finds.

If you decide to travel to the Hermitage on your own the app will show you the route in Saint Petersburg. To find your way inside the museum use interactive floor plans. You will also see how much time is left before the museum is open or closed.

Discover your own Hermitage!

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What's New

Version 3.2

new interface design
Minor fixes and improvements
bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Buyer Beware...


This bare-bones app is indeed buggy, as other reviewers noted, the inventory of pictures is very limited in number, and these are unfortunately in standard (non-hd) resolution. Plus, the in-app purchase function, imo, is a waste of money. For example, as evidenced by the Peacock Clock iap (just a brief video of less than four minutes), is similar to the better clips that can be viewed for free on Y**T*** . Finally, if you read all of the reviews, you may agree that many seem to be fake, lacking any details that might explain why it's *supposedly* such a fantastically wonderful app.

Fabulous and useful app!


I was visiting the Hermitage last week when I saw a sign for this app by the museum shop. They even had free wifi in the shop to download it (slow but worth the wait). It was SO much better than the guidebook I had bought. Everything linked and logical. I didn't buy the $1 Da Vinci and $2 whole museum (100 rooms) virtual tour extensions while I was there. The downloads were too big, and I had the real rooms available. But I downloaded them at home to revisit the museum and share with my wife (this was a few days of sightseeing added to a business trip). It is not made for iPad, but the virtual tour images look great on the bigger screen. Well worth the $2 especially for the 100 room tour (the da Vinci is nice too, a more detailed visit to that lovely room with two da Vinci originals and other period works).

If you have a chance, visit the Hermitage. Possibly the best museum in the world (except for Air & Space in DC, but I'm a space freak). And get this app before you go. It will save you a lot of time and confusion navigating the hundreds of rooms. I wish every museum had a guide app this good. After I got this, I checked apps for some other museums, and none are as good.

Top Quality App

John Gilbert

This app is unbelievably good. I am using the iPad version to plan my trip and I will use the iPhone version when I visit the museum. The quality of the art shown is first rate. Most art is accompanied by a narrative. You can do 360 rotation in each room.


Museum On Line
47.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© The State Hermitage Museum
In-App Purchases
  1. Virtual visit to the Hermitage $3.99
  2. Rembrandt in the Hermitage $1.99
  3. The Peacock Clock $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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