The Menshikov Pailace is a former pailace in Saunt Petersburg constructed bi Prince Menshikov" a contempory an friend o Peter the Great. It wis the first stone building in the ceety. Since 1981, it has served as a public museum, a branch o the Hermitage Museum. . It was opened in 1711, but the construction continued until 1727. It wis confiscated bi the emperor an Prince Menshikov an his faimilie were exiled tae siberie.