The Roerichs Museum and Institute


The Roerich family Museum and Institute is located in a mansion designed by the architects J. B. Leblond and D. Tresini. The house formerly belonged to Mikhail Botkin, an artist and collector, who bought it in 1883 and installed there a unique collection of art. It became famous as a “museum house” due to a large collection of antique and renaissance art, as well as dozens of Alexander Ivanov’s works.

The museum collection basically includes items kept by Lyudmila Mitusova, Helena Roerich’s niece. However, it is constantly being expanded with various collectors’ gifts and materials as a result of historical, archaeological and art surveys conducted by museum workers. The Roerich Museum and Institute is an active research center, studying the creative heritage of the Roerich family - the great Russian artists and philosophers who offered an inspiring approach to spiritual growth of the humanity.

One of the cultural treasures displayed in the museum are Roerich paintings which carry a special mystical force that never fails to affect the onlooker.

The museum premises are currently under restoration, so the display is partially formed by temporary exhibitions which cover different aspects of work of Roerich family and wide range of related themes.

You can follow museum’s events and exhibitions at

Free with
St Petersburg Card
Normal Ticket Price: 140 RUB

1, 18th line, Vasilievsky Island

Closest metro station:
Nevsky Prospect / Gostiny Dvor

Getting there:
Bus: 1, 41, 151, 128

+7 (812) 327-35-06


Open hours:
Daily: 11:00 - 18:00, Wednesday: 14:00 - 21:00. Closed: Monday and Tuesday

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