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 "Museums are on the front lines of the fight for culture, of good with evil - in any case, of the fight against platitudes and primitiveness."
– Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage
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The Hermitage is an Industrial Era Wonder in Civilization VI. It must be built along a River on a non-Desert and non-Tundra tile.


In the vanilla version of the game, it is almost never worth building the Hermitage, as it's way too expensive and does next to nothing. If you have 1450 Production Production to spend and any available tracts of land to settle, you can found two more cities, build Theater Squares with Amphitheaters and Art Museums there, and still have some Production Production left over (possibly even purchasing Settlers and buildings with Gold Gold if you're rich). These District Districts and buildings will provide your empire with more Great Artist Great Artist, Great Musician Great Musician, and Great Writer Great Writer points and slots for Great Works than this wonder will, and the Museums can even be themed. Not so much a "wonder" as a waste of time and Production Production, the Hermitage can safely be ignored even if you're pursuing a Cultural Victory.

From Rise and Fall onward, nothing changes about the Hermitage, but you can maximize your earnings from its Great Works slots by giving a Governor the Curator title (Reyna in Rise and Fall, Pingala in Gathering Storm) and assigning them to the city that builds the Hermitage to turn it into a Tourism Tourism hub. Even so, 1450 Production Production is a hefty price to pay for a wonder that doesn't have any "wonder-like" effects. The only leader that should seriously consider building it is Kristina, since she can effectively double its Culture Culture and Tourism Tourism output by theming it; other leaders will almost always have better ways to spend their Production Production, even when playing a cultural game. Read more about using the Hermitage to maximize your Tourism Tourism output here.

Civilopedia entry[]

The core of what is today the famed Hermitage in St. Petersburg encompasses the monumental Winter Palace, residence of the Tsars since 1764 AD when Catherine the Great completed the palace on a scale to reflect the might and power of Imperial Russia. Catherine declared it her “treasure,” and proceeded to fill it with treasures – Renaissance paintings, jeweled and gilded crafts (the likes of Fabergé eggs, for instance), the crown jewels, and other trinkets. After adding several extensions to the palace and some reorganizing, in 1852 Nicholas I opened it to the public. And the Tsars kept adding to the collection. With the February Revolution of 1917, the building briefly housed the Provisional Government, until the Bolsheviks seized power in October and declared it a gift to the proletariat. Now spread across five buildings, the Hermitage is one of the largest museums in the world, with over three million art and historical items in its collection, including the largest gathering of paintings in the world.



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Civilization VI Wonders [edit]
Wonders AlhambraAmundsen-Scott Research Station R&F-OnlyAngkor Wat1Apadana1Big BenBiosphère1Bolshoi TheatreBroadwayCasa de Contratación R&F-OnlyChichen ItzaColosseumColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerEstádio do MaracanãEtemenanki1Forbidden CityGolden Gate Bridge GS-OnlyGreat Bath GS-OnlyGreat LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat ZimbabweHagia SophiaHanging GardensHermitageHuey TeocalliJebel Barkal1Kilwa Kisiwani R&F-OnlyKotoku-in R&F-OnlyMachu Picchu GS-OnlyMahabodhi TempleMausoleum at Halicarnassus1Meenakshi Temple GS-OnlyMont St. MichelOracleOrszágház GS-OnlyOxford UniversityPanama Canal GS-OnlyPetraPotala PalacePyramidsRuhr ValleyStatue of Liberty R&F-OnlyStatue of Zeus1St. Basil's Cathedral R&F-OnlyStonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj Mahal R&F-OnlyTemple of Artemis R&F-OnlyTerracotta ArmyTorre de Belém1University of Sankore GS-OnlyVenetian Arsenal
Natural wonders Bermuda Triangle1Chocolate Hills GS-OnlyCliffs of DoverCrater LakeDead SeaDelicate Arch R&F-OnlyEye of the Sahara R&F-OnlyEyjafjallajökull1Fountain of Youth1Galápagos IslandsGiant's Causeway1Gobustan GS-OnlyGreat Barrier ReefHạ Long Bay1Ik-Kil GS-OnlyKakadu2Lake Retba R&F-OnlyLysefjord1Mato Tipila GS-OnlyMatterhorn R&F-OnlyMount EverestMount KilimanjaroMount Roraima R&F-OnlyMount Vesuvius GS-OnlyPaïtiti1Pamukkale GS-OnlyPantanalPinnacles2PiopiotahiSahara el Beyda GS-OnlyTorres del PaineTsingy de BemarahaUbsunur Hollow R&F-OnlyUluru1Vinland2YosemiteZhangye Danxia R&F-Only
1 Requires DLC2 Specific scenarios only

R&F-Only Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.