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Russian Museum of Ethnography

Inzhenernaya St., 4/1 | Metro: Nevsky Prospekt/Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
+7 812 570-54-21
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The folk art, crafts, dress and lifestyles of the various peoples and tribes who inhabited the vast expanse of territory in the former USSR are portrayed on the two floors of this unusual museum.
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Inzhenernaya St., 4/1 | Metro: Nevsky Prospekt/Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
+7 812 570-54-21
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went here straight from the Russian museum. The two pair really well. Not much Russian available (I speak a smattering) but the display is fascinating even without any Russian. A great experience after the overwhelming grandeur of other places in the city.

Thank Helen G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum is a gem if you enjoy the costumes, customs, and daily living implements of society. There are sections for different ethnic groups and a couple small special exhibits...one was jewelry and trinkets carved from amber, tusk, and whalebone. The intricacies and colors of...More

Thank julijoyeux
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to St. P several times, went to the Ethnographic Museum with our guide to see the Jewish and Central Asian exhibits. Most signs are in English as well as Russian, so you get a good explanation and exhibition of almost all the minorities...More

Thank Frances J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Your Pocket lists this as having an English "excursion" for 500 rubles. I got to the museum and saw that it's 1000 rubles, so I was off to a disappointing start and I just visited on my own. There is lots of English for...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

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' which was worth it. Lots of carnelian, silver and gold in...More

Thank kterhark
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Great details on various ethnicities comprising Russia -- tools, fabrics, icons, costumes, minerals and religions through time. My favorite museum.

Thank S W
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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 day they had an ethnic dance competition. For anyone interested in sociology, this...More

Thank MsEnergy
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Since I do not read Russian, I had a disadvantage because not all signs are in English. But I found it so interesting to learn so much about all religions, ethnisities in the huge Sovietunion by just walking around and be able to read the...More

Thank Ingeborg56
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Having written the title, I'd say this museum is not the thing you really shoud see on your first to St. Petersburg, but having visited different parts of Russia and knowing about at least some its different ethnicities, you will appreciate it. The exhibition is...More

Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed 4 December 2016

In the group of museums located around the Arts Square in the Historic Heart of St Petersburg, here in Inzhenernaya Str. we chose this one to be our first we came in. We were just amazed at first sight by its size and richness of...More

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