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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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Internet:
    www.russianmuseums.info/M113 - official web page
    The State Museum of the History of Religion - W190, official web site www.gmir.ru

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Description:
    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 and the different branches of Christianity; the open fund of the precious metals "The Silver Treasury"; halls for the temporary exhibitions; Library and halls specially equipped for seminars, conferences, concerts and presentations.

    Current exhibitions:

    "From Christmas to Easter" (till 20th of April)

    "The World of the Bible" (till 20th of May)



Museum's services:
   museum shop, lecture hall, equipped for people with disabilities

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:
   Federal

Organization form:
   non-for-profit

Organisation type:
    culture for society, scientific

Classification:
    Historical


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

Employee number:
    186 (curators: 90)

Average visitors per year:
    52 500


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:
    около 200 000, rare collection's items: 137 059



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