Russian Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg

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Russian Museum of Ethnography exhibits over 700,000 items representing more than 150 different peoples of the former Russian Empire and the USSR. Known as one of the world's largest ethnographic museums, the collection showcases folk art and lifestyles from the 18th century through today, displaying relics, manuscripts, and elaborate dioramas. Tour the building to see colorful clothes and textiles, weapons and farming equipment, and typical tribal housing of the region. The museum also hosts a collection of precious stones found throughout the region. Put Russian Museum of Ethnography into our St. Petersburg vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in St. Petersburg.
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  • I really enjoyed this. There are two floors dedicated to the various cultural groups in Russia. These are mannequins dressed in local garb, and is quite fascinating. I paid to see the 'Treasure Room' ...  more »
  • Great details on various ethnicities comprising Russia -- tools, fabrics, icons, costumes, minerals and religions through time. My favorite museum.  more »
  • Spent a fascinating couple of hours looking at all the exhibits representing the many facets and ethnicities of Russia. The exhibits are comprehensive, and well designed. Was fortunate to be there the...  more »
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  • The Ethnographic Museum is very interesting, especially as a foreigner. It summarizes some basics about many of the cultures that make up "Russian" culture, and it also does it from different perspectives such as cookware, tools, clothing, jewelry, and art.
  • Good glipse towards history. English audio guide if made available would be great.
  • This museum is seriously underrated. A must see, especially if you're interested in folk history and how everyday people lived in the derevni of Russia.
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  • A very interesting Museum. Visit required! A great number of exhibits on the majority of the peoples of Russia. It will be useful for both children and adults.
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