The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

28 June 31 October 2014

St. Petersburg, Russia The State Hermitage Museum

Tours and group bookings

Pre booked guided tours

Starting from 28 June until 31 October.

Groups visiting Manifesta 10 are encouraged to sign-up for a personal introductory tour through the exhibition with one of our Mediators, based on your interests and background. Mediators lead an in-depth tour of the General Staff Building giving you the opportunity to share your view on the Biennial with a group interested in getting an insight into the artistic concept.

Our tours are available daily in Russian and English from 10:30 until 16:00 and Wednesdays until 19:00 (except on Mondays, when the State Hermitage Museum is closed). Group sizes can vary between 10 - 25 people per guide. Group bookings must be made a minimum of 10 days in advance.

Important to note

Tours are held daily from 10:30–16:00, except on Wednesdays when the tours run until 19:00 and not on Mondays when the State Hermitage Museum and Manifesta 10 are closed.

Tours take place in the General Staff Building of the State Hermitage Museum. For tours of Winter Palace which houses one third of the exhibition, you will need to book a separate tour for your group visit. Please contact the Hermitage booking office for tickets, prices and information about Winter Palace tours: +7 812 571 84 46.

Each group must be a minimum of 10 people and maximum of 25 people per guide.

Groups are required to book at least 10 days in advance.

All groups (students, teachers, and other special interest groups) must register and pre-book their visit.

All of our tours are available for specific needs and access groups.

Open Guided tours

As visitor of Manifesta 10 you have three chances a day to participate to our free open guided tours. Each of these tours is led by an Art Mediator and will take place in the General Staff Building. Join the dialogue on contemporary art and discover the stories behind Manifesta 10. For open tours no reservation is required, from 10:00 sign in at the Info Point at the main entrance of the General Staff Building.

Free of charge with a valid entrance ticket
Max. 25 participants (*first come first serve)
Tuesday to Sunday at 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00
Wednesday additional tour at 18:00
Duration: 1.5 hours

All tours are available in Russian or English

Types of guided tours

Book your guided tour now.

Please download group and travel information here (.pdf, 1.5Mb).

For more information and questions please contact the Manifesta 10 Education team:

Phone: +7 812 416 12 72 (Monday - Friday, 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 18:00)