Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Bathroom & Floor Plans – Old Hermitage

Further to my posts last month on the suite of rooms on the 2nd floor of the Old Hermitage where the Prince of Wales stayed in 1866, the photograph (below) shows his bathroom today.

 Photograph (below) of the bedroom with the open door to the bathroom in 1866

In the photograph (below) of the same view today, the bathtub has been removed to allow for the flow of visitors touring the 2nd floor

The opposite view (below) from the former bathtub alcove into the bedroom

Plan (below) of the 2nd floor of the Old Hermitage showing the location of the former bedroom #219 and bathroom #218

Detail (below) of the 2nd floor indicating in the next photograph #218’s three small rooms and the doorway openings


  1. Thanks Joanna, as always great post!
    Question: The Old Hermitage is now called the New Hermitage?
    Ghostie x

  2. Thank you very much Ghostie!
    The Old Hermitage was built for Catherine the Great - it is facing the Neva River i.e. #206 to 216 etc. The New Hermitage was built for Nicholas I c1852 and is the part facing Millionnaya Ulitsa i.e. #252 to 244.

  3. Thank you so much for clarifying that, it just didn't make sense (to me).
    I kept reading Old Hermitage and New Hermitage and honestly couldn't make heads or tails of it, even Wikipedia didn't explain it as well as you did!
    Very much looking forward to your next post and once again thanks for answering my question(s)
    Love Ghostie x