OREANDA-NEWS  Almost 400 thousand people visited the federal sites of the "Night of Museums" campaign in 2024, the press service of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation reported.

"This year, 396,435 people have become visitors to federal museums. The three leaders were the Peterhof Museum-Reserve (44 thousand), the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (33 thousand) and the Victory Museum (25 thousand)," the press service told reporters.

In addition, among the most visited sites this year are the State Hermitage Museum, the Tsarskoye Selo Museum-Reserve, the Tretyakov Gallery and the Museum of the Battle of Stalingrad. A large number of guests were received by the Vladimir-Suzdal Museum-Reserve, the Rostov Kremlin Museum-Reserve and the Saratov Art Museum. Radishchev.

In total, as part of the campaign, the theme of which was "From generation to generation. Family Heirlooms", federal museums have held more than a thousand events dedicated to family traditions and values, the connection of generations and the preservation of historical memory.

For the first time in Russia, the action took place in 2002, when the Krasnoyarsk Museum Center joined it, which organized a "Museum Night". In 2015, the campaign began to be held with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation in many cities of the country. On this day, admission to many museums is free, and opening hours have been extended.