The Kunstkamera, St. Petersburg

3.7
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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  • We went, the museum was not surprised. We were waiting for more. Let's just say there's a :( for a tick. The ticket costs 300 rubles, for a visit to the 4th and 5th floors, you have to pay another 200 rubles. They didn't take it, as the main exhibition was not impressed.
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  • It is possible to treat the exhibits presented in this atomic museum differently, but one thing must be recognized, if for someone it is entertainment and idle interest, then for a huge number of future doctors and specialists-pathologists this place is practical And those who are shocked can go to the ethnographic, geographical, Lomonosov and many other halls of exposition for all tastes.
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  • 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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