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. Our St. Petersburg vacation generator makes visiting Kunstkamera Peter The Great's Antropology and Ethnography Museum and other St. Petersburg attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is a must see museum in St.Petersburg. It's really interesting and bizarre. I liked all the floors with special attention to the fetus floor. It's really incredible! We visited the museum on the ...  more »
  • This museum was by far the biggest surprise. Of course the Hermitage is fabulous but this one is quite unique as it allowed me to learn about all the different people and cultures of Russia.  more »
  • not sure how much of this stuff is actually real - but its interesting all the same. oldest but not best museum in St Ptersburg  more »

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