St. Petersburg Mining University and its museum

St. Petersburg Mining University (Mining Institute) is one of the largest mining universities and the first higher technical educational institution in Russia.

Included in the National Research University of Russia category (2009).

The university has 16.5 thousand students in 97 areas and specialties at 9 faculties.

More than 120 doctors of sciences and professors, more than 400 candidates of sciences and associate professors, more than 30 academicians of Russian and international academies work at 40 departments and branches.

The building, facing the Neva, between the 21st and 22nd lines of Vasilyevsky Island, was erected in 1806-1811 in the style of classicism according to the project of A. N. Voronikhin.

The church at the institute was built according to the sketches of A. N. Voronikhin according to the project of A. E. Shtaubert. Refurbished and relaunched in 2004.

The Mining Museum in St. Petersburg was founded on October 21, 1773, together with the Mining School, by decree of Catherine II. It is located on the second floor of the building of the Mining University. The collections of the museum occupy the best historical halls of the building.

To date, the Mining Museum consists of 20 halls, the area of ​​which exceeds 4000 square meters. The museum’s funds include over 240 thousand exhibits, some of which are unique and rare.

The museum is divided into 3 departments: the history of mining technology, mineralogy and geology. Visitors are able to see collections of minerals and meteorites collected in the 18th-19th centuries. Also here are rare products of the Faberge jewelry company, objects made of steel, copper and cast iron.

Working hours

Monday-Thursday from 9.00 to 17.00.
Friday from 9.00 to 16.00.
Excursions only as part of organized groups (students, schoolchildren, organizations).
Saturday: only excursions by appointment for individual visitors (2 groups of 25 people).

The visit to the museum is free. You must have an ID with you.

Address: St. Petersburg, Vasilyevsky Island, 21 line 2

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