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“Very rare museum full of monsters”

Kunstkamera Peter The Great's Antropology and Ethnography Museum
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$45.56*
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St Petersburg by Night: City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #77 of 1,820 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The eccentricities of Peter the Great are revealed at this museum he established in 1714 where his bizarre collection of vital organs, deformed skeletons, a two-faced calf and more are displayed in the Round Room.
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Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

This museum exists since XVII century and was settled by Peter The Great.
It's full of baby-monsters and can shock an unprepared visitor. But if you are strong enough then you'll get fun of it. Also I recommend to buy a private tour (available in foreign languages, too) for mobkey money and you'll be taken to the Tower which is closed for ordinary visitors. There you'll see the huge encient globus and admire the view to Neva river, Winter palace and Palace bridge.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We call it the pickled baby museum, jars containing sometimes grotesquely deformed people and animals. An, if you are lucky (sic) you might even find the privates that once belonged to Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin - separated from him after death (I presume).

2  Thank Robert B
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Didn't see any babies in jars, but did see many interesting and bizarre treasures. Lots of two-headed animals, genetic mutations in jars, etc. Very interesting. If in the area, swing on over and visit this little gem.

1  Thank oceanboy75
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

The Kunstkammer museum is about a 10 minute walk from the Hermitage straight accross the bridge you enter an area called Strelke and you turn left from the bridge and it is about 200 metres to your right overlooking the Neva river.
The building is reputed to be the oldest museum in St Peterburg and it feels like it. The exhibits feel extremely dated.
However, there is one exhibit that is unique and that is Peter the Greats collection of deformed body parts. I have never seen anything like it, everyone viewing the exhibit is gripped with a morbid fascination to view every showcase which is a bizarre spectical.
Not for the young or faint hearted.

2  Thank AvidTraveler12
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

I didn't love museum but it did give me one of the more weird experiences during my visit.
There was a fairly large exhibit on indigenous populations from around the world and it seemed to feature North American West Coast groups a fair bit. It was nice but being from the area, I wasn't sure that the information was totally correct. It was almost like being from a museum in the 1950s. More fiction than fact if you know what I mean.
Then there was what we called the "dead baby room." It was probably the most intriguing part of the museum but boy was it a bit creepy. Nevertheless, I did enjoy visiting this museum, I'm just not sure I'd skip some of the better attractions in St. Petersburg for this one.

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