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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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 7 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 9 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 1 November 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
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I am a floor loom weaver so I couldn't have found a better place to visit. Rooms upon rooms of different weaving designs and techniques from the different regions of former USSR and before. There is much more information in English than previous posts have...More

Thank Damjanovska
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Going into this museum, one realizes that Russia, though all ages, became a big melting pot of different cultures and nations. Very interesting.

Thank Joop V
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Some of the exhibition halls were closed for renovation/redecoration, but even those that were open were very education and well worth a visit! Get one of the guided tours if you can so you can learn about the exhibits, which are not always well described...More

Thank aperel
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I went here straight from the Russian museum. The two pair really well. Not much Russian available (I speak a smattering) but the display is fascinating even without any Russian. A great experience after the overwhelming grandeur of other places in the city.

Thank Helen G
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