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History of Religion Museum

Pochtamtskaya St., 14 | metro Gostinyj Dvor, Sennaja ploschаd', St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
+7 812 315-30-80
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Not as boring as it sounds

The State Museum of the History of Religion is a surprisingly large and well-run museum with a... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
Aussieeod
Hidden Gem

This museum is not well publicized in guide books and tourist information venues but is worth... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
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Pochtamtskaya St., 14 | metro Gostinyj Dvor, Sennaja ploschаd', St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

The State Museum of the History of Religion is a surprisingly large and well-run museum with a large, impressive collection covering various faiths from pre-historic (10 – 12,000 years B.C.) to the modern era and encompassing Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Their Orthodox and...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

This museum is not well publicized in guide books and tourist information venues but is worth checking out. I found it accidentally while seeking another site and am glad I stopped. I am very familiar with various world religions, so I found it fascinating to...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Unfortunately the rooms did not show the frequency of religions. Therefore the view was not complete

Thank Anastasia S
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We spent the 3 hours we had there in fascination (but probably would have benefited from one more hour). The museum offers a great executive summary of several religions, with artifacts that delve deeper into each one. I learned quite a bit about each. But,...More

Thank Maskotas
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This museum has a lot of religious artefacts dating from the early cave drawings to today's Abrahamic faiths. It's a fascinating place. Unfortunately, the staff speaks only Russian but is quite friendly. You can get an audio guide before you start the tour. The museum...More

Thank Karim Z
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Just kidding, not so much tho. I was referred to this museum from someone i met when i took an alternative bike tour around St Petersburg. This place is just amazing! If you are into the history of peoples beliefs, all the way from animism,...More

2  Thank Logan G
Reviewed 29 November 2014

The first rooms are dedicated to the Russian and Finnish bear worship, the others to Shamanism in Siberia, ancient cults in Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece. Lovely Greek music plays in the background while learning about the ancient cults. The visit then proceeds into the rooms...More

2  Thank tiz S
Ekaterina V, Public Relations Manager at History of Religion Museum, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for response! We actually house around 200 000 exhibits in our collections and our permanent and temporary exhibitions hold only a tiny part of these collections. We try to show a vast variety of cultural beliefs all around the world! We plan...More

Reviewed 14 November 2014

This was a very wonderful and interesting museum. If you are interested in religions (not only russian orthodox) then you must see this. There is a big collection of items from different religions in a good setting. However a big point of improvement could be...More

Thank Jacco_Hendrikx
Ekaterina V, Public Relations Manager at History of Religion Museum, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your reply! The museum houses about 200 000 exhibits from various religions and beliefs all around the world. Visit and discover the unique artifacts of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and stunning examples of the European paintings and sсulptures! Really appreciate for...More

Reviewed 21 September 2014

This museum is hard to locate as the facade was being restored and it was shrouded. However, the entry is directly across from the main post office entry...even if you don't see a sign. The staff inside were quite helpful getting us set up and...More

2  Thank HLW648
Ekaterina V, Public Relations Manager at History of Religion Museum, responded to this review

Hello! Really appreciate for your high-detailed reply! Pew are glad to hear, that you like our audio-guide! We'd also like to inform that we successfully finished our fasades refurbishment and now they are free from all covers! We also upgraded our schedule and now our...More

Reviewed 1 September 2014

A surprisingly diverse collection presented in a pleasant setting. Suppose the only mark down for a 4/5 rating is that it's not quite there in terms of museum experiences for foreigners but it's rightfully aimed at the local crowd who I believe were having a...More

Thank Elprincipal
Ekaterina V, Public Relations Manager at History of Religion Museum, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your reply and rating! You are absolutely right, that we have an English texts only in the part of the permanent exhibition. We plan to make English descriptions for every item and exhibition department in the near future. And we've already...More

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