The online tour includes: the unique collection of St Petersburg University’s herbarium which is the oldest in Russia; the greenhouse of the Botanical Garden; and a collection of 19th century botanical models.   

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Visitors to the tour will see the decoration of the Pink Dining Room, the Gothic Dining Room, the White Marble Hall and other rooms of the mansion which belonged to wealthy Petersburgers. During the Soviet period, it housed party institutions and a film school.

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SPbU History Museum has published an audio tour covering the history of the Imperial St Petersburg University in the late 19th century.

The tour is based on the photographs taken by the University graduate in Chemistry Boris Nikolaevich Menshutkin (1874-1938) in 1898-1899. The unique pictures combined with audio descriptions prepared by the Museum experts allow the viewers to travel 120 years back in time and visit the Imperial St Petersburg University.

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