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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January 26, 2019 – February 26, 2020

Exhibition "Bow, arrows and quiver in the glow of coins. Weapons and coins of the Northern Black Sea Region"

The exhibition presents more than 20 rare artifacts from the Museum's numismatic collection.

November 22, 2018 – February 25, 2020

The exhibition «Antiquities Kara Tepe»

In November, under the permanent exhibition «Religions of the East: Buddhism» State Museum of the History of Religion offers a mini-exhibition of archaeological finds of the first expedition to Kara Tepe in 1937. Hill Kara Tepe (Turk -. "Black Hill") - a unique complex of Buddhist era Kushan Empire (I- IV c.) The complex is located on the territory of Old Termez (southern Uzbekistan) in the bend of the river Amu Darya, near the island of Aral-Paygambar.

November 29, 2019 - February 4, 2020

The exhibition «Udmurtia: ancestral traditions and moments of history»

The exhibition is devoted to the culture, history and traditional beliefs Udmurt – one of Russia's oldest ethnic groups.

December 6, 2019 - January 26, 2020

The exhibition «The Bible in the schedule of Jan Loykena». By the 370th anniversary of the artist»

The exhibition presents the work of Dutch graphic artist, poet, religious thinker Jan Loykena dedicated to biblical subjects. Ian Loykin born April 16, 1649 in Amsterdam in the teacher's family; fond of historical painting, engraving was the school of art.

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