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Disability & access

Catherine Palace

Wheelchair Accessibility Information

At right is Map for wheelchair access to Catherine Palace from Catherine Park Main Entrance

A lift (elevator) for wheelchair* users is available at the Catherine Palace during opening hours, but it is necessary to notify the museum in advance by phone or email (see below). A wheelchair, if available, can be borrowed at the cloakroom in the vestibule of the Catherine Palace (a valid ID should be deposited).

  • Tel: +7 (812) 465-94-24 (museum administrator, preferably in Russian)
  • Email: (preferably in English or Russian)

* PLEASE NOTE that wheelchairs with black, spiked or other wheels capable of leaving marks on parquet floors are not allowed in all our buildings except the Upper and Lower Bathhouses, Court Carriage Exhibition and Martial Chamber. A substitute wheelchair can be borrowed only at the Catherine Palace and Arsenal.

Full wheelchair accessibility, no advance notice is required:

Court Carriages

Court Carriages

Martial Chamber (WWI Museum)

Martial Chamber: WWI Museum


Full wheelchair accessibility via Ramp and Hanging Garden:
(wheelchair users wishing to visit agate rooms should first approach Cold Bath pavilion's main entrance on ground floor for tickets and audio guides)

Accessible to all movement-impaired visitors except wheelchair users:

Conditioned wheelchair access:
(20-30 minute advance notice is required by phone +7 (812) 415 76 51 (in Russian), or a 24-hour advance notice in English or Russian by email: