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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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Description: 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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"Falk wisdom lives there..."

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Chisinau, Moldova

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Chisinau, Moldova
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Springville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

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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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Very interesting displays depicting historical ways of life of various ethnic groups in the Russia and Central Asia. It was incredibly interesting but audio tours were not available, we couldn't figure out how to get the audio tour app, and displays had limited descriptions and about half had an English translation. I would highly recommend it nonetheless if you're interested... More 

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited on 3 Oct 2012, this is one of the most interesting museums! It has a combination of national paintings-Tsars Nicholas II, Alexander I, and so forth and contemporary arts such as pattern paintings, Ractrelli, Repin and other sculptures. Definately a fascinating museum to be to see what Russian and European arts are like. Here also has souvenir shops that... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Fascinating insight into Russian culture with some truly unique things on display but the overall experience suffers from lack of clear explanations, strange navigation and standoffish staff. Worth a visit if you're in town for 5 days or more, if it's just the weekend, you can afford to give it a miss.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A really interesting museum, that has a bit of everything for almost anyone. Huge paintings by Ilya Repin, costumes, textiles, hand-carved objects, amber jewelry, dioramas. I was hesitant at first, as it didn't seem as though the museum was even open, and the entry area is a little strange. Of course some of the guard ladies were who you'd expect... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I visited on my last day on St Petersburg, and I have been thankful ever since. Sometimes it is good to get away from paintings and architecture and see how people lived in a bygone era of villages and tribes. It is a truly wonderful museum about ancient (and non-so-ancient) Russian tribes. The tribes represented in the showcases have dummies... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I asked our tour guide to take us to this museum and she hadn't been there before. I found it fascinating, with displays showing costumes and artefacts from the different tribes who lived around Russia - lots of yurts and beautiful fabrics. A complete surprise to find nearly the whole of the first floor dedicated to a new exhibition about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

İt's a must! İf you really want to understand culture of this big country,you should go there!!! It is just next door to Russian Museum.There is nice collection of costumes ,photographs, hand made equipment and accessories.

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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
Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg

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