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The collection of the State Hermitage includes more than three million works of art and artefacts of the world culture. Among them are paintings, graphic works, sculptures and works of applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic material. The main architectural ensemble of the Hermitage situated in the centre of St Petersburg consists of the Winter Palace, the former state residence of the Russian emperors, the buildings of the Small, Old (Great) and New Hermitages, the Hermitage Theatre and the Auxiliary House.
Updated Thursday 22 Sep: Please note changes to all timetables and locos below. Unfortunately Oliver Cromwell will no longer be hauling the steam shuttle this weekend due to a defect, making it unfixable in time. A unique opportunity to travel between the National Railway Museum in York and Locomotion in Shildon, via atmospheric steam and diesel shuttles linking the sites. The shuttles will run over two weekends, and be pulled by locomotives including the steam star of the Harry Potter movies, No. 5972 Olton Hall.