The Mining Museum in St. Petersburg is by its size the world’s third-largest natural- scientific exposition gathered in a building designed by Russian architect Andrey Voronikhin. Two centuries ago, Russian Emperor Nicholas I issued a decree obliging Russian manufacturers to send in unique samples of all ores, rocks, and minerals they find to the Empire’s main museum.
The Mining Museum is a subdivision of the first higher technical education institution in Russia, St. Petersburg Mining University.
Among the museum’s collection are more than 230,000 exhibits, including rare minerals, gemstones and metals, the most extensive meteorite collection, historical and working models of mining equipment, paleontological finds, archive records.
Group tours are by appointment only, tel.: +7 (812) 328-80-35
2, 21st Line V.O., St. Petersburg 199106, Russia
Tel: +7 (812) 328-80-35
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Working hours: Monday to Saturday from 9 to 17.00.
Entrance from the embankment 49 Naberezhnaya Leytenanta Shmidta (Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment)
Traffic connection by public transport:
from Vasileostrovskaya metro station by buses 1, 128, 152 or fixed-route taxis 309 and 359.
Saint-Petersburg Mining Museum official web-page.
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