One of the most exiting among the mineral museums of the world.  
Museum world wide collections include more then 135000 items.Among them natural crystals, geodes,  druzes and other kinds of mineral treasures. Articles made of stones by jewelers 18 - 20 centuries.   Gemstones.   Meteorites.    and  much more.


Founded  in 1716  in  Sankt-Petersburg, Russia as a the Mineral cabinet of Kustkammer.  Under support Russian Academy of Science since  1725 .   Museum was moved from Sankt-Petersburg to Moscow in 1934 together with Academy of Science. It was placed to a historical building which represents Moscow's architecture of  the beginning 19 century. It was built for Count Orlov-Chesmensky as a manege to accommodate a riding hall and stables. Under Emperor Nicholas I the building was served as an out of town dancing hall for Russian Court. 



Museum is open for public 5 days a week  Wednesday - Sunday 
from 11.00  to 17.00.

free entrance each first and last Wednesday of the month

How to get museum and how much tickets cost for individuals and groups

Russia,  Moscow, 117071,  Leninskiy prospect 18 -  2

PHONE: (495) 954-39-00     
Administration: (495) 952-00-67       
FAX: (4
95) 952-48-50



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Fersman Mineralogical Museum. Russian Academy of Sciences
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