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Kunstkamera Peter The Great's Antropology and Ethnography Museum

Universitetskaya Emb., 3 | Entrance from Tamozhenny Lane, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
+7 812 328-14-12
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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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Universitetskaya Emb., 3 | Entrance from Tamozhenny Lane, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
Vasilyevsky Island
+7 812 328-14-12
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent around an hour and a half here. The various sections dedicated to the various countries and regions was interesting - similar to the likes of the Ashmolean in Oxford with somewhat less detail. The stand-out though is the floor with the fetuses -...More

Thank Edward G
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I walked passed here on the way from the Hermitage museum to the Menchekov Museum, but didn't actually go inside. The exterior is quite interesting and worth a stop to maybe click a few pics. A commanding view out over the Neva (although the traffic...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The jarred babies are only a small part of this large museum - and is the room where most of the tour groups congregate. The majority of the museum (which is much less busy) is given over to displays and descriptions of native peoples of...More

Thank BudgieMan
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The museum feels old-fashioned and poorly maintained. On the lower floors there are some fascinating exhibits of costumes and cultural objects from around the world. In most places , these are well explained but are not always well displayed or well lit. The second floor...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Was expecting more in the way of anatomical and medical stuff, but it's largely dopey ethnographical things -- Native American outfits, African huts -- you can see at your local natural history museum. Just one tiny floor of jarred fetuses and a few tweaked skeletons....More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The museum features different expositions from different parts of the world, such as the Americas, Africa, Asia. Each exposition features life-like status of people posing as doing daily tasks, such as cleaning or hunting. The top floor features the famous "fetus room", which is filled...More

Thank Miri F
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Some things are interesting. Another are disgusting! Not recommended for impressive people))) It worth a visit. We were in winter, there was almost empty. All exposition had been watched. We liked 🌎 globe and freaks)

Thank Uladzimir P
Reviewed 12 July 2017

St.Petersburg Museum of Curiosities is located on the embankment of Vasily Island. Closest metro station is ~ 700 meters from the Museum. I remember visiting this place as a child (when the city was still called Leningrad): I was both amazed and horrified of the...More

1  Thank SingleWomanHelsinki
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The museum is overall interesting, we came in particular for the pathological preparations and the Lomonossov scientific instruments, as well as the globe. Everything looks a bit outdated, yet the contents are interesting. The disappointing part was that you can only visit the Gottorp globe...More

Thank Khalhasi
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must see museum in St.Petersburg. It's really interesting and bizarre. I liked all the floors with special attention to the fetus floor. It's really incredible! We visited the museum on the 20th of April, there was no line to get in like...More

Thank JoaoEspSanto
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