History of Religion Museum


On March 7 the museum will be open till 17:00 (ticket office till 16:00).

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.  It’s a must-see place for everyone interested in the origin and development of Religion. The museum houses a wide range of historical and cultural artifacts from various countries, ages, and peoples: 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 featured on the display. 

Here is a tour around the museum (in Russian). Video by Svetlana Kransnyakova for Petersburg Inside project:

Free with
St Petersburg Card
Normal Ticket Price: 400 RUB

14/5, Pochtamtskaya street

Closest metro station:

Getting there:
Buses: 3, 6, 22, 27, trolleybuses: 5, 22

+7 (812) 315 30 80


Open hours:
Thu – Mon: 10.00 - 18.00, tickets till 17.00, on Tuesday 13.00 - 21.00, tickets till 20.00. Closed: Wednesday