Russian Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg
(4.6/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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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  • decided to go with the child in jetnomuzej and came to the interactive program "days of national crafts. Admission by invitation ticket for two, which was given in the Museum at the entrance, turned out to be free. For kids crafts jetnokvest the peoples of the world. Parents accompany. At the end of the quest, handing the participant's passport and master-class crafts to choose from (birch bark, basket weaving, pottery, painting, felting, embroidery etc.) Guide who quest, exceptional filed material about crafts, snagged his knowledge and the desire to give knowledge to children. In addition, the Museum every weekend there are baby programs. Advise, very entertaining ...
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  • Rode specially to visit the exhibition "peoples of Siberia and far East". On the website there is information that the exposition was closed for renovation till 1.09.15 years proved that this exposition closed so far, plus closed marble hall, the information on the site is not found. When we have supervisors, asking where "peoples of Siberia and far East", sent to see the diagram. No one knew what the exposition closed. In the Museum you can download audioguide, once you connect to free wi-fi. Recommend to do it in advance, because the speed of wi-fi in the Museum is very small. And neither the application nor the download to listen through the site tour. In General, presented a lot of exhibits. Probably with a guide would be very interesting to listen to Pro-peoples and their traditions, who live in Russia. Sightseeing tour for individual visitors is performed 1 times a day, 2 times Saturday.
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  • A few years ago I visited the Museum of Ethnography in St. Petersburg and saw how distorted the historical truth of the Erivan Khanate, then perešedšegogo in Èrivanskuû province. Most of the indigenous population were Azerbaijanians, about 80 percent. And the remaining Armenians, Kurds, the Museum illustrates the clothing, household stuff and cutlery and inscriptions are posted along with this that the main population were Armenians, while the remainder Kurds. For what purpose faked Irevan historical truth?
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  • Excellent collection and beautiful building. It's worth getting the combined ticket so that you can see the other palaces. However, very little of the written information is in English, and the queues for the audioguides are huge. Would do well to offer free wifi and an audioguide app like the Hermitage does.
  • Must visit museum after Hermitage, and not as crowded. Especially useful if you're interested in Russian art, since that's what it focuses on.
  • Goood
  • Do not miss this museum, it is excellent! A nice change of pace from the Hermitage, but equally as good.
  • A must-to-visit place! Just love it! The collection is amazing!