Saint Petersburg Museum of History
St. Petersburg Museum of History, formerly Museum of Leningrad History from 1955 to 1991, is a museum in Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea...

, Russia
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The headquarters of the museum are located in the Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress
The Peter and Paul Fortress is the original citadel of St. Petersburg, Russia, founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and built to Domenico Trezzini's designs from 1706-1740.-History:...

. It was established in 1938 as the Museum of History and Development of Leningrad. It is a successor of the City Museum and the Old St. Petersburg Museum. During the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45 the content were moved to Sarapul
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. The first full historical exhibitions began in 1957, celebrating the 250th anniversary of Leningrad. The museum contained over 1 million objects in 2002, including the collection of architects documents, photos and plans of Saint Petersburg of the 18th–20th centuries.
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