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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  • The last time was in the Chamber back in school days, 20 years ago! So during this time there especially has not changed anything, I mean new jars is not added, and this is neither as the chip of this Museum! But visit this museum it is necessary! Admission: 300 rubles adults 100 RUR students, high school students!
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  • In my city clamor people from different parts of the world. Tourists from smaller Russian cities, tourists from distant foreign countries. I am proud that St Petersburg is so rich and diverse, and I'm glad for those who find time in his life, learn something new and for those who have such a possibility. In the Kunstkammer I visited more than once. Baby impressions have become blurry, was an occasion to show the Museum of the remarkable man who had never been there. A little spooked reviews about queues, but in February, Sunday, 2:00 pm ... There were no queues!)))) So, be ready, that the Museum has five floors. Peace of mind! Fourth and fifth for tours by appointment. But the rest lay two or three hours. So you can slowly read, walk, see. In an age of nano-technology and globalization, modern man is difficult to surprise the costumes of the peoples of the world. But, look at the love they picked up, how much work went into the creation of images, picking up layouts and training tracks! There is no interactivity but nevertheless interesting and informative exhibitions. Safely recommend them for children from 6 years. Observed that the Museum staff spend with children games-it's great. Who will refuse to feel like an Indian and catch some fish or go on the trail of the rare animal? And here is a famous collection of Ruysch's with fragments of childhood handles and legs, let them even decorated with lace, still advise show older guys from 13-14 years, previously telling them why and what the collection was created. The occasion was Peter I was open to all new and trendy. In those days, Anatomy had a new round of development and pique the interest of many scientists. It was the beginning of a collection of collections of monsters-dvugolovyh lambs, embryos, fused in different points of the body. It was not fun. It was the knowledge of the world and attempt to explain certain things. The collection is in excellent condition. Honestly, I don't even really believe that all good so maybe formalin-preserved for two centuries. On the third floor on M.v. Lomonosov, to play such a game: ask what are the names of the objects on display. Glowing lens, globe, electrostatic machine, press, air pump, cast iron retorts and glass flasks-all this is familiar on lessons of physics, so will only quickly recall their name (it would be good to tell more about how it works). Cabinet of curiosities-one of the oldest museums. Don't expect fireworks from him))) But this Museum, worthy to visit it at least once in a lifetime)
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  • Visited The Kunstkammer. Collected very interesting articles on Asian countries, Africa, America, struck a human skeleton 2.25 is very high, there is something to see.
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