The State Museum of the History of Religion


The unique museum in Russia dedicated to the history of world religions

The State Museum of the History of Religion is one of the world’s few museums and the only one of its kind in Russia with its permanent exhibition featuring the origin and development of Religion. The Museum collection numbers about 200 000 exhibits. It houses a wide range of historical and cultural artifacts  from various countries, ages, and peoples. The Museum keeps collections that cover a vast expanse of time from the Archaic (c. 6000 BC) and Ancient Egypt and Israel Times to the early Middle Ages in Europe; from the Ancient Greece and Rome to the present day. The history of Buddhism and Islam is also presented on the display.

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  • Address: Saint Petersburg, Pochtamtskaya ulitsa, 14
  • Phone Number: 312-35-86, 315-30-80
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  • Working time: Round table
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