Kunstkamera Peter The Great's Antropology and Ethnography Museum, St. Petersburg

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Examine one of the world's largest collections of ethnographic artifacts at Kunstkamera Peter The Great's Antropology and Ethnography Museum. The museum features nearly 2 million ethnographic, anthropological, and archaeological items, and reflects the diversity of traditional cultures in the Old and New World. Peter the Great founded the museum in the first half of the 18th century as a typical cabinet of curiosities dedicated to preserving "natural and human curiosities and rarities." Explore the Tsar's personal collection, featuring stuffed animals, minerals, model ships, tools, astronomical instruments, and a variety of human and animal fetuses with anatomical deficiencies. A part of the museum is dedicated to Mikhail Lomonosov, founder of Moscow State University, a polymath, historian, and leading poet of the era. Arrange your visit to Kunstkamera Peter The Great's Antropology and Ethnography Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in St. Petersburg using our St. Petersburg journey maker website .
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  • This museum is situated across the river from Palace Square. The Gottorp Globe and Astronomical Observatory are accessible only through guided tour. There is a mobile guide available but fortunately t...  more »
  • We got down at Admiralty stop from Hop on Hop off bus and the beauty and magic of embankment with two huge lion sculptures and people walking on frozen river Neva mesmerized us. We walked on the river...  more »
  • Kustkameru visited with children 4 and 5 years. Not for children, the Museum is not for children ... Impressed by the huge exposure, but without excursions as something ... So if you come there makes you want to repeatedly and with a guide. Children 8-9 years before doing nothing.
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