Examine one of the world's largest collections of ethnographic artifacts at The Kunstkamera. The museum features nearly 2 million ethnographic, anthropological, and archaeological items, and reflects the diversity of traditional cultures in the Old and New World. Peter the Great founded the museum in the first half of the 18th century as a typical cabinet of curiosities dedicated to preserving "natural and human curiosities and rarities." Explore the Tsar's personal collection, featuring stuffed animals, minerals, model ships, tools, astronomical instruments, and a variety of human and animal fetuses with anatomical deficiencies. A part of the museum is dedicated to Mikhail Lomonosov, founder of Moscow State University, a polymath, historian, and leading poet of the era. Arrange your visit to The Kunstkamera and discover more family-friendly attractions in St. Petersburg using our St. Petersburg journey maker website.
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The Kunstkamera reviews
This museum contains a lot of fairly standard ethnic and cultural displays from all over the world and while these are excellent in their own right, the real point of distinction of this museum is... more »
great experience to go a place the locals go (at least hardly any tourists when we went); bizzare collection overall and couldnt see the walkable globe as requires prior booking. main section seems..... more »
Only worth going with a guide. Pretty decent exhibition but gets boring after 15 minutes. No way to book tickets online if you're a foreigner.
Surprisingly good (yet simple) museum. Worth 1-2h to see the different sections of various peoples of the world. The rest can be skipped, though seeing that as well won't cost much time.
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