The collection is dedicated to identifying the relative geological age of the formation of rocks. It dates back to 1868 when the University bought a unique collection of...

Palaeontological and Stratigraphic Museum

Dear visitors! Please pay attention to our special visiting regulations due to the epidemiological situation.

A limited number of people – not more than 10 people with the distance of 1,5 – 2 metres (1 person per 20 square metres). Visitors must wear protective gloves and mask. Protective equipment can be provided at the entrance of the Museum. Also, guests will have their temperatures taken with contactless thermometer. Sanitary treatment of toilets and common areas is carried out regularly with the use of disinfectors, as well as additional disinfection of door knobs, railings and other contact surfaces. The sanitary zone has antiseptic devices and instructions on proper hand washing. Regular ventilation of premises is carried out. We apologise for the temporary inconveniences.

The Palaeontological and Stratigraphic Museum was founded in 1868 as a Geological Cabinet by Aleksandr Inostrantsev, the first professor of geology at the University. The museum contains fossils and sedimentary rocks that represent a documentary palaeontological and stratigraphic chronicle of the Earth’s development.

The collections of the Museum comprise more than 22,000 plant and animal fossils, as well as sedimentary rocks.


Head of the Department of natural science collections Vadim Glinskiy

Tuesday, Thursday: 10am - 5pm

Wednesday, Friday: 10am - 8pm

Saturday: 12 noon - 7pm (visits of arranged tour groups).

The last Thursday of each month is a cleaning day.

Telephones for booking excursions

+7 (931) 007–79–01

+7 (921) 908–06–27

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The reception of visitors is organised by sessions in groups of no more than 5 people with excursion services by appointment. Sessions:

Tuesday, Thursday: 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm

Admission tickets:

Adults – 350 roubles, reduced tickets – 175 roubles, group ticket – 4,000 roubles, reduced group ticket – 2,000 roubles.

If you want to buy a reduced price ticket, you need to show an appropriate ID that proves that you have the right for a discount according to the legislation of the Russian Federation.

Payment methods

You can pay with cash via Sberbank ATM at 7/9 Universitetskaya Embankment, Mendeleevskaya Line entrance (the ATM might charge an additional fee)

St Petersburg University payment system

If you cannot pay either via the payment terminal or via payment system, you can pay with a credit card and cash in the ticket office of St Petersburg University at the Faculty of Philology at 3 Philologichesky lane (open 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4.30pm)

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