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Somerset House: The Hermitage RoomsTHE HERMITAGE ROOMS ARE NO LONGER OPERATING AS AN EXHIBITION SPACE.

From April 2008 two of the Rooms became the London base of The State Hermitage Museum, run by the Friends of the Hermitage. The Friends facilitate collaborations between Russia's grand Museum in St Petersburg and institutions throughout the UK, including those based in Somerset House. The impressive collection is housed in the former imperial palace buildings and began life as the private art collection of the imperial family. As you'd expect from such opulent beginnings, it is one of the grandest museums in the world. The Museum owns one of the world's greatest collections of Old Master paintings, important Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works, Classical antiquities, European and Russian applied arts, Oriental art and items excavated by archaeologists throughout the former Soviet Union. The collection has continued to grow since it was nationalised and today runs to some three million items, compared to one million in 1917.

 

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Today (Sunday) Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms closes at 18.00

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Underground Stations

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Temple Tube Station
 
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Embankment Underground Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
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Drury Lane NCP
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
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    Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 8 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
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    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 8 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
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    38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
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    Goya: The Witches And Old Women Album
    Exhibitions | Until 25th May 2015 

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