Russian Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg

(4.6/5 based on 180+ 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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  • Was on training trips for guides in Sunday. Beautiful building close to the Russian Museum, go here at least once, it is necessary. The exposition is divided into nationalities (Russians-separately and lots) and regions: North, Northwest, Siberia, Caucasus, ... Recreated the interiors of the huts, tents, yurts, etc. Household items, tools, hunting and fishing, clothes-a lot. There are interactive exhibits. Children will be interesting, but they better prepare in advance and did not try to cover everything with us were teens 12 years-they are tired after an hour. In my opinion, the most interesting halls-pomors and Northern peoples-I'd start. In special events were held Sunday for children: creative workshops, all something made, performed in ensembles of NAC. costumes: no headphones-you can hear the tour guide very badly. If you want to calmly look like-probably better on a weekday. There is a buffet dining-here typical USSR: slow, not very good, not too expensive. There is a bookshop: here is expensive. Go 2 times: Yes, especially with friends-foreigners, to show them the House, sundresses/samovars-they love it!
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  • More than half of the exhibits are closed. Very bad marking and indices of exhibits, some of the text in the omtalos' since Soviet times and contains complete nonsense ... But the worst thing is that exposure to different halls are scattered thematically: discover the peoples of the North, for example, three rahnyh "corners".
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  • Interesting and informative for adults and children. Good trips and quests. Free audio guides you can download go and listen. Clean and tidy. Recommend
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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.
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  • 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!