Museum of Porcelain and Chess

Saint Petersburg

Contact information

Saint Petersburg, ul. Aptekarskaya, building 6

Tel.: +7 (812) 245-07-40


Operating hours

Tuesday – Saturday: from 11:00 to 18:30

Ticket price

Adults – 100 rubles

Student – 50 rubles

Pensioners and school children – 20 rubles

Founder / Owner of the museum

Herman Alekseyevich Alexandrov

Founder of the museum

Irina Vasilievna Alexandrova



About museum

The idea of creating a museum came to Herman Alekseyevich Alexandrov. He has been interested in chess since his childhood. Over the years, we have managed to make a collection of more than 160 porcelain chess sets, open the museum and present the chess to our visitors.

The museum’s activities are aimed at studying and exhibiting a unique collection of porcelain chess sets, to give visitors an opportunity to learn more about chess not only as an interesting game, but also as a work of art, created by sculptors and porcelain artists.

The collection includes porcelain chess from the largest porcelain factories and private workshops in Russia and the world, created from the 18th century to the present day. In 60 showcases the chess is presented in accordance with the theme or author principle.