Museum of Printing


Museum of Printing is located in a former rental house. In the early XX century it was both home for people of various social standing and an editorial office.

The permanent exposition is devoted to the history of printing in Russia and features the newspaper-making process. On display in the publishing room is various typographic equipment: manual flat-bed press, cutting machine, typecases with reals, printing accessories and much more.

In the late XIX - early XX century the building housed editorial offices of "Rus" and "Selskiy Vestnik" ("Village Herald") newspapers. During the 1917 revolution, "Pravda" ("Truth") - the leading newspaper of the Bolshevik party - was published here. Two rooms in the museum recreate interiors of the "Pravda" offices. 

Among the earliest inhabitants of the building was Vladimir Lenin himself. Today, visitors can see the study where the Soviet Revolution leader had worked for a three-month period in 1917.

In another special room, which houses a "Music Gallery",  you can admire historical interiors and a rich collection of various musical instruments - a neat compact piano, an Italian mandoline, a mechanical singing bird and much more.

A tour around the museum for Petersburg Insideproject (in Russian) by Saint Petersburg Bloggers. #spbinside2019

Free with
St Petersburg Card
Normal Ticket Price: 180 RUB

32, Moiki reki emb.

Closest metro station:
Nevsky Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor, Admiralteyskaya

Getting there:
Buses: 3, 22, 27, trolleybuses: 5, 7, 11

+7 (812) 571-02-70


Open hours:
Daily: 11.00 - 17.00, Tuesday: 11.00 - 16.00. Closed: Wednesday