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The State Historical Museum of Religion

Phone: (812) 315-3080 - адм., (812) 314-5838 - экс. бюро

Address: 190000, Saint-Petersburg,

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    The State Historical Museum of Religion is one of the world's few museums and the only one of its kind in Russia. Its permanent exhibition features the origin and development of Religion. The Museum collection numbers about 200 000 exhibits and dates back to the 6th Millennium BC. The Museum is one of the leading scientific, research and methodology centers for religious studies in Russia.

    The museum complex includes the permanent exhibition, which tells about the archaic beliefs, Religion of the Ancient World (Egypt, Greece, Rome), Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Religions of China and Japan and the various branches of Christianity (including Russian Orthodoxy). The museum operates using the open storages "The Mason Collection", "The Japan Collection", "The Collection of West European Paintings"; halls for the temporary exhibitions; Library and halls specially equipped for seminars, conferences, concerts and presentations

Museum's services:
   museum shop, lecture hall, public library

Next to the museum there are:
    hotels and restaurants

for museum professionals

Administrative phone:
    (812) 312-3586, Fax: (812) 312-3586

Foundation and opening day:
    founded: 15.11.1932

Organisation status:

Organization form:

Organisation type:
    culture for society, scientific


    permament show rooms 1391,4м2
    museum's store 1254,4м2

Employee number:
    163 (curators: 42)

Average visitors per year:

Specific departments:
    archive, science library, experts team, restoration dep. по масляной и темперной живописи, металлу, графике, полихромной скульптуре, скульптуре из камня и гипса

Collections volume:
    ок. 200000, rare collection's items: 137059

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