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Russian Museum of Ethnography

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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.
Inzhenernaya St., 4/1 | Metro: Nevsky Prospekt/Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
+7 812 570-54-21
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very good and comprehensive exhibition of the history of Russian people in Europe and Asia. Good description of all Russian ethnlcs in the different parts of Russia.

Thank Roland K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So enjoyed the time that we spent in this museum. Russia consists of a vast number of diverse people. Here, they are shown living life - working, getting married, having children, etc. The costumes are absolutely beautiful!

Thank JenniferL728
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Russia I wanted to learn as much about the Jewish people and how they lived in Russia. There is very little to be found. There was an entire area devoted to the Jews of Russia here. We had a private guide who was...More

Thank Zach84Jake62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum provides a good sampling of regional cultures from all over Russia. My enjoyment was hampered by the usual lack of English labels in most galleries. Still, I was able to compare house designs and costumes from different areas of the country. Don't miss...More

Thank 26sarah1980
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

A beautiful building containing folk art from around Russia. There is limited signage in English but I did not find this a problem. I wanted to see the folk art and admire its design and craftsmanship. I did not have any problem getting close to...More

Thank ggold113
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

This museum is just fantastic! Very well curated, offering insight into the many, many ethnicities that make up Russia. English signage is excellent-no, it may not be a translation of all the Russian, but it’s not only on information plaques, but also on the glass....More

Thank marftrip
Reviewed 6 August 2018

There was a lot of information and many costumes on display in this museum, however the English translations were quite limited in places, so it was difficult to get much out of the experience. Where there were translations at the start of the rooms, the...More

Thank G F
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Grand building next to the even grander Russian museum. 300 roubles entry for foreigners. Some good exhibits showing the culture of the various different peoples, but rather accenting 100 years ago. English was spotty, some rooms fine others I lost track of what I was...More

1  Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 8 May 2018

You can find out Russia is the largest country in the world when you visit this museum. You can find out many different peoples and lifestyles and clothes from desert to Artic territory.

Thank Extraordinary810985
Reviewed 31 October 2017

A must see if you are interested or want to know more about the history and cultures of the people of the Russian and surrounding areas. Incredible detail and info about the different cultures, textiles, buildings and tools of the various tribes and areas. Not...More

Thank Steve L
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