Russian Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg

(4.5/5 based on 190+ 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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  • Each time necessarily worse in this museum. It is made with love and the very rich as to the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Spacious rooms, lots of pictures and references, musical arrangement. I especially want to mention the gift shop with a stunning selection of specialized books and albums for fans of Ethnography.
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  • The basis of the collection-national apparel variety of peoples of the Russian Empire in the late 19 century. Performed skits household. There are models of dwellings. Overall, pretty boring.
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  • In the beautiful and rich in interesting exhibits the Museum opened a new exhibit on peoples inhabiting the Arctic expanses. Household items and fishing, costumes, decorations made of bone and amber, mounts, as well as other stunning numbers represent different aspects of the lives of the Northern peoples. In addition, within the framework of the exhibition the Museum staff organize exciting lectures, information on the official site of the Museum, the next lecture-18.03 at 4:00 pm and 21.03 to 7:00 pm.
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  • 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.
  • The Museum starts with the wardrobe! The exhibits themselves, and the possibility of listening to the audio izi.travel really liked. But due to old, ochkastoj, hamovatoj garderobshhicy with maximum 3 star cowboy gait. Taught to b at least apologize for uronennye jackets.
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  • Mnjeje.. Extensive collection of NAC. costumes and photos, crocks. History of rites and beliefs. In my opinion the exposition of the peoples of the world with the Museum more interesting.
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  • The Russia and its people to know in a couple of hours. Essential
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