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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Russian Museum of Ethnography by using our St. Petersburg trip site .
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  • For all who are interested in the life, customs, Russian clothing t not only people. Absolutely incredibly beautiful exhibits. You can get lost for a few hours. Understand how povodi weddings, celebrations of harvest and so on is priceless. Very recommend.
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  • Not upset that spent time at this museum. Very beautiful building restored Palace interiors, big, roomy, plenty of air, walking a pleasure. There are all necessary: Cafe, restrooms, gift shop. 
Many exhibits there are everyday objects, the peoples of the former vast Empire. Now it is hard to imagine that the Balts, Uzbeks or Azerbaijanis lived with us in one single State. The exhibition is very educational and benevolent to tears.
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  • Some of the exhibition halls were closed for renovation/redecoration, but even those that were open were very education and well worth a visit! Get one of the guided tours if you can so you can learn ...  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.
  • The best place for anyone fascinated by ethnic groups in and around Russia (like me).
  • 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.
  • Rich collection, wonderful interior

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