Peter the Great’s Cottage is the only construction remained from the days of Peter the Great. It was built by soldiers–carpenters within three days, from May 24 to 26, 1703, and was the first residence of the tsar on the banks of the Neva river. It was built of pine tree logs in the style of Russian country houses. Total square- 60 sq m, height from bottom to top - 5.7 m. In the 18th century the cottage was overlaid with a shed and in 1844 a brick construction ( by architect Roman Kuzmin) was built to protect it. In 1875 a bronze bust of Peter I (by architect Parmena Zabello) was placed in front of the museum. The museum was open in 1930.
In the study, dining room and bedroom visitors can see original Peter the Great’s belongings. The so called “jolly boat”, built by Peter I, is also exhibited here.
Houseware items of the XVIII century, documents that date back to the Northern war of 1700-1721, to the first years of the construction of St. Petersburg and the museum and to the times of its reconstruction.
Daily 11:00 - 21:00. Closed: Tuesdays.