The Museum of Optics is a fascinating and vivid story about the magical properties of light, which tells you about the world of optical illusions and actual lighting solutions.

The Optics Museum is located on Vasilyevsky Island in the building of ITMO University Technopark.



199034, Russia, St. Petersburg, Vasilievsky Island, Birzhevaya line, 14

Opening times

Tuesday - Thursday, 11:00-20:00

Friday - Sunday, 11:00-21:00

The ticket office closes 1 hour before the museum closes

Closed on Mondays


Tickets can be purchased at the museum on the day of the visit.

Ticket prices can be found on the link.



An induction tour of the museum is included in the ticket price and starts every 20 minutes.

Our guides, students of ITMO University, will give you a very clear picture of the world of optics and light, show its beauty and make such a complex science as optics more understandable.

Rules of attendance

When planning your visit, please read the Rules for visiting the Museum of Optics.

Organized groups

You can contact us to book a group tour:

+7 965 032 61 02 (during the opening hours of the ticket office)

+7 (812) 457 17 79 (Weekdays: 10-17)

You can fill out an application form on our website and wait for the confirmation.




Forget about boring and monotonous lectures — we are always interesting and entertaining!


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