The Sigmund Freud Dreams Museum – Private Museums of Russia

The Sigmund Freud Dreams Museum




Saint Petersburg

Contact information

St. Petersburg, Bolshoy Prospekt, P.S., building 18a

Tel.: +7 (911) 784-21-17

www.freud.ru

Operating hours

Tue, Sat, Sun: 12:00 – 17:00

Ticket price

Ticket – 200 rubles

Ticket with excursion service – 300 rubles

Discount ticket – 100 rubles

Discount ticket with excursion service – 200 rubles

The museum founder/owner

Victor Mazin

Founded

1999

About museum

The Freud’s Dreams Museum opened on November 4th, 1999, to mark the centenary of the Interpretation of Dreams book. The museum is dedicated to Freud’s dreams and theories, and his love of art and collecting antiquities. This is a museum of psychoanalysis, a museum of not material, but psychic reality, woven from fragments of words and images, feelings, thoughts, and dreams.

The museum consists of two rooms. The showcases in the first hall tell about the most important biographical moments and people in the life of Sigmund Freud; archived original photographs are presented here.

The second hall – a dream room – is a total installation.

Everything that is presented at the exposition (with the exception of a number of objects of modern art) is connected to his life: photographs of books, letters, favorite places, family members, in short, everything that makes up a person’s dream. All the visible and invisible walls, exhibition surfaces, floor, and ceiling are thought out, designed and built so that it would be easy to move them apart and continue the visual series based on personal experience, fantasies, and desires.

Psychoanalysis is an area that lies somewhere between the fields of art and science. Therefore, the museum’s exposition includes some objects of modern art: Vladimir Kustov and Pavel Pepperstein, Judith Barry and Vitaly Pushnitsky, Sergey Bugaev, Africa and the Brachi Lichtenberg-Ettinger, Michaela Spiegel and Olga Tobreluts, Oleg Artyushkov and Gluckly, Sergey Anufriyten and Irena Kuksenaite, Lera Nibiru and Leonid Tskhe, and many others. The museum also houses one of the original posthumous masks of A. S. Pushkin.

The museum is a cultural, educational, and research center. It regularly hosts exhibitions, lectures, seminars, conferences, film screenings, and experimental music concerts. The museum also organizes excursions regularly that tell about Freud’s life, the basics of the psychoanalytic method, and the interpretation of dreams. The museum participates in various publishing programs.