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“A review of the history of religions of the world”

History of Religion Museum
Ranked #90 of 1,852 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Owner description: 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. Its permanent exhibition features 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 which date back to the 6th Millennium BC. The Museum established a reputation of one of the most fast-growth museums in Russia for the last 5 years. The Museum opened to the public new permanent exhibition’s departments: ‘Islam’, ‘Sukhavati – the Pure Land of Buddha Amitabha’ (‘The Buddhist Paradise’), ‘Religions of the East: Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism and Shinto’ and special Children department ‘The Very Beginning’ as well. The museum is delighted to announce that the redisplayed permanent exhibition’s departments, ‘The Archaic and Primitive Beliefs’, ‘Religions of the Ancient World: Polytheism’, ‘Religions of the Ancient World: Judaism and Rise of Monotheism’ and ‘Rise of Christianity’ were opened to public on April 2012. Anybody who is familiar with the experience of the world museum development knows that very few museums go in for the full redisplay and making new exhibition projects, does justice our executive work.
Reviewed 15 October 2012

The exhibits walks the visitor through the pre-monotheistic to the main world religions of today, with a very neutral presentation of facts and artifacts. It was an interesting overview for my with some facts that I would want to double-check. There is audio explanation that you can rent and that is available for about half of the exhibit rooms.

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Ekaterina V, Public Relations Manager at History of Religion Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2013

Dear Tiborv!
Thank you for your kind reply! We try to do our best to present our comprehensive collection! And we are glad to inform that for this moment the audio-guide for the each room and hall of the permanent exhibition is available. Thank you again! Hope to see you in our museum once again!

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Reviewed 9 June 2012

Museum of the History of Religion is definitely good for a look around. You can follow the whole history in pictures and artifacts. We had a great time there although there weren’t much info in English. So take a Russian English dictionary with or a Russian speaking friend. It is cheap and nicely set out.

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Ekaterina V, Public Relations Manager at History of Religion Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2013

Dear Africantreefrog,
Thank you for your comment! Now we working on the translations for the exhibition. I believe this summer practically all the text will be both in Russian and English. Thank you.

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