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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  • August 19, 2017
    Curious Museum and a little macabre. The Kunstkamera was the first museum in Russia. Established by Pedro el Grande and completed in 1727, it housed in his building the Museum Peter the great of anthropology and ethnography of the Academy of Russian Sciences. Its collections include rooms on Asia, Africa, America and Australia with instruments, clothing etc and rare collections anatomical, among them the "monsters" acquired by Pedro I. It's male fetuses and animals preserved in formaldehyde, with physical and physiological anomalies, which can be pretty nasty. Then is also in the tower where the first astrological Observatory of Russia was a collection dedicated to astronomy, meteorology, Geodesy with astrolabes, measuring equipment, watches, telescopes... It is also the Gottorp globe that we could not see. Access to this part of the Museum was closed. Ask in advance because it is closed to the public. Access are just 300rublos less than €5. If you are interested in the sciences, astronomy, and the references do not miss it. Rather than students and local groups are not so it is not a massive attraction.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Today visited the kunstkammer with her family. Nasty residue from the outset. Information about foreign-language audio guide (our children do not understand Russian) or rather lack of latest us preferred view with the disgruntled woman checking tickets. Later in one of the halls of the same nagrubili. This we can say about the whole female staff of any Museum, which we visited, but they work with the guests of the cultural capital of Russia. Foreigners do not understand the rudeness and their sterpjat? Next, stuffiness in the halls. All the buildings in need of repair. Very pity, because the presented exhibits in the corresponding presentation really dojsojny admiration.
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  • August 12, 2017
    A very big turn-stood about 1.5 hours since you cannot buy your tickets online. There is only 1 cashier of the three. The cost is not justified. The last 2 floors are closed for 3:00 before closing just a Museum, as it does not say in advance when you enter the Museum. Also on the upper floors of the entrance is possible only with a guided tour and only at certain times, and only for an additional fee. Not too many conditions must be met? Many of the exhibits are just not signed-guess yourself! Farther inland, the less signed. The building has not been restored both inside and out, falls off the paint and tile. No guide, but you can buy a booklet on almost the cost of the ticket.
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