The collection began to take shape in the end of the 19th century. Today, there are more than 400,000 items. In the monographic collection there are samples of key section of the Palaeozoic from different regions of Russia. 

Palaeontology Museum


Admission of visitors is temporarily suspended from 9 October 2020. The reopening date will be announced later.

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 Palaeontology Museum was founded in 1919 by Professor Mikhail Yanishevsky at the same time as the Department of Palaeontology. The permanent exhibition focuses on animal evolution: from the most ancient life forms, which are several billion years old, to humans.

The collections of the Museum comprise over 25,000 items (118 collections) – 2,377 plant and animal fossils are on display. The Palaeontology Museum is a training platform of the Department of Sedimentary Geology at St Petersburg University.

 Administration

Head of the Department of Natural Science Collections

Vadim Glinskiy

E-mail

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Address

29 16th Line Vasilyevsky Island, St Petersburg

Telephone

+7 (812) 321-43-16

Opening hours

Admission of visitors is temporarily suspended from 9 October 2020. The reopening date will be announced later.

The last Thursday of each month is a cleaning day.

Telephones for booking excursions

+7 (931) 007-79-01;

+7 (931) 274-43-05)     

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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 https://pay.spbu.ru

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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