The Pulkovo Observatory was built by order of Emperor Nicholas I on the Pulkovo hills to the south of Saint Petersburg in 1839, and shortly after became a world-famous astronomical research centre. The main building of the observatory was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1990. The museum of the observatory contains a wealth of rare items outlining the astronomy development in Russia from the reign of Peter the Great to the present.
Tickets and prices
Entry to the Pulkovo Observatory Park is free.
The visit to the Astronomical Museum and telescopes is carried out only for guided groups.
Guided tours to groups of less than 10 visitors are proposed in English.
Pre-booking for guided tours at the Pulkovo Observatory is essential.
Contact our Bookings team 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday.
Tel: +7 (812) 946 5915