Museum-attraction "Horrors of St. Petersburg", an unusual St. Petersburg attraction Automatic translate
The Horror Museum of Petersburg was opened in 2008. This is a completely new museum with an unconventional approach, like no other European country. There are no familiar exhibits that the guide talks about. Each visitor becomes an eyewitness of a real performance with the participation of actors, he must feel, experience, experience a completely different world, experience sharp emotions from chilling fear and horror.
The exposition is deployed in 13 rooms of the Neptune shopping and entertainment center, this is a kind of chronicle of literary Petersburg, dramatic, tragic, sinister. All actions take place in recreated conditions, the surroundings are as close as possible to the past era, this creates a sense of reality of what is happening. The atmosphere is filled with mystery, music sounds, this is a real performance with stereo and video effects, moving wax figures, holographic projections, a fantastic play of light, shadows, reflections. For greater persuasiveness, baskets with bloodied, severed heads, arms, and legs are everywhere placed. Bright flashes of flame, streams of water, moving asphalt, mirror labyrinths create optical effects. Museum-attraction "Horrors of St. Petersburg" rightfully take their place among the most popular museums of St. Petersburg .
Before our eyes come to life and rise from the past, like ghosts, heroes of classical works and historical events. Here you can see firsthand the death of Princess Tarakanova in the Peter and Paul Fortress, the ruthless massacre of Rodion Raskolnikov over the old woman, the mysterious death of Emperor Paul I. The ominous spirit of Grigory Rasputin is floating in the air, details of his execution and burial are shown. Visitors become eyewitnesses of an unforgettable and terrible sight - the lid of the coffin opens, and from there an old man with a beard rises, as if a dead man had come to life. It would seem an apotheosis of the performance, but in order to spare the nerves and psyche of the audience, the actor playing the role of Rasputin takes off his mask.
This spectacle, of course, is not for small children, there is an age limit - children under 12 years old are not allowed in the museum. And for adults, this is a great opportunity to better understand the skill of writers, the power of the author’s word is strengthened many times when you yourself become an eyewitness to the tragic denouement. And when you leave this horror maze into the street with sunlight, you see the world with all the vibrant colors, birds singing, the joyful squeal of children, then you feel and appreciate the reality and the world around you in a new way. You understand the importance of kindness, participation, help from relatives and friends, a strong family and home.
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