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Russian Museum of Ethnography

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Address: Inzhenernaya St., 4/1 | Metro: Nevsky Prospekt/Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
Phone Number: 7-812-570-54-21
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The folk art, crafts, dress and lifestyles of the various peoples and...

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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Must see for diversity of Russia with No Queues!

My husband and I stumbled upon the Russian Museum of Ethnography while actually looking for a completely different museum. I would consider it my favorite experience in St... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
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Sliema, Malta

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

My husband and I stumbled upon the Russian Museum of Ethnography while actually looking for a completely different museum. I would consider it my favorite experience in St Petersburg, even ahead of the Hermitage, which can be a bit overwhelming. The ticket prices were very low and there was hardly another visitor in the museum! One is free to take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

By visiting this museum you realize how many cultures and people are living in Russia. A big diversity of way of living and crafts in the past and present combined in one nation. Impressive.

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Dongen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting, modernized museum in a grand building. The different peoples within Russia (and its former empires) and their cultures are shown in a variety of colourful ways. With f.i. performances of handicrafts, old photographs, attention to rituals and language and displays of clothing and building structures. A negative point: Their is no room for historical criticism. For example, no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Interesting displays and artefacts from all the many different regions and ethnic groups of this vast country. Watch out for the scary female wardens, who get very cross at the sight of a camera ! There is a reasonable coffee shop with snacks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

this one is not the touristical hotspot of town, yet fantastic collection and presentation. worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Surprisingly very interesting museum in St Petersburg Russia. Has a nice overview of the various cultures and peoples of Russia throughout its history including the Jews. Wasn't expecting much but much more than what I expected.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Fascinating insight into Russian peoples of yesteryear. So many beautiful artefacts and costumes. A treasure and delight. Sadly we did not have our guide Maria Lomoeva of visitpeter.com as she would have significantly added to our experience as the explanations in English were limited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The museum is about people and this is what it is different for :) There is a good collection of national costumes at display currently, so as a small exhibition for bone carving. Good literature from the museum publications is available at their store (mostly in Russian and only some English). It is much less crowed, but no less dear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I loved this museum. It is full of information about the different ethnic groups that make up Russia. It gives you a really good idea of how Russia has evolved over time, and not just about the revolutions of the recent past. The displays are excellent. We were also lucky to see a performance in the great hall. Go!!! You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

This museum thoroughly documents the ways in which subjects of the greater Russian Empire (including the former USSR) have lived throughout time. This includes "Russians" as well as numerous other ethnicities, and religious groups.

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