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Paleontological Museum named after Yu.A.Orlov of the Paleontological Institute of RAS


Phone: (495) 339-1500 (автоответ.), 339-4544 (заказ экс.)

Address: 117647, Moscow, 123, Profsoyuznaya Ulitsa

Location: From metro station 'Tyopli Stan', go one stop on any bus or trolleybus going towards the centre of town

Working hours:*

Internet:
    www.russianmuseums.info/M416 - official web page
    Paleontological Museum - W644, official web site www.paleo.ru/museum

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Description:
    The Paleontological Museum of the Paleontological Institute is one of the largest specialized museum of paleontology. Its history goes back to the "Kunstkamer" founded by Peter the Great in 1716, to house his collection of mammalian bones and teeth from the Ice age together with some other material on natural history.

    Modern museum building was build for Paleontological Museum by head of architect Yuri Platonov.

    One of the interesting peculiarities of the Museum is the combination of the display of natural materials with artisticmonumental decoration, showing the evolution of life on the Earth.

    The Paleontological Museum includes 6 halls and the expositions area is 4200 sq.m. The exhibits show the developmental history of organic world on the Earth.

    Most of collections are unique, containing fossil fauna and flora of passed geologocal epochs from many regions of Russia, Mongolia, China and some other countries.

    One of the most interesting exhibits was the so-called North Dvina Gallery, which showed a series of skeletons on the bank of the River Malaya Severnaya Dvina in Arkhangelsk Province at the beginning of the century.



Museum's services:
   museum shop, lecture hall, museum's caffe

Next to the museum there are:
    restaurant(s) or caffes


for museum professionals

Administrative phone:
    (495) 339-06-22, 339-68-33, Fax: (495) 339-12-66



Organisation status:
   Ministry

Organization form:
   non-for-profit

Organisation type:
    culture for society

Classification:
    Natural history


Squares:
    permament show rooms 4805м2
    temporary exhibitions 200м2
    museum's store 798м2
    museum's parks 6,36га

Employee number:
    34 (curators: 9)

Average visitors per year:
    120000


Specific departments:
    science library, experts team, restoration dep.

Collections volume:
    5481, rare collection's items: 5481



Web sites and CD-disks:
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