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Russian Museum of Ethnography
Russian Museum of Ethnography

Russian Museum of Ethnography

Inzhenernaya St, 4/1, St Petersburg, 191011

The Basics

Entrance tickets offer full access to the museum’s many exhibition halls and galleries, which cover various aspects of Russia’s cultural and anthropological history through the Russian Empire and Soviet Union. More than 150 native cultures are represented, with items on display from the Far East, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and Siberia. Among the many highlights are traditional art, handicrafts, clothing, full-size yurts, personal items, weapons, and religious artifacts.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is an entrance fee for the museum and discounted entrance for children under 18.

  • On-site facilities include a museum shop and café.

  • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the museum.

  • The museum is wheelchair-accessible.

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How to Get There

The Russian Museum of Ethnography, located next door to the State Museum in central St. Petersburg, can be reached on foot from the Neva waterfront or the nearby Hermitage Museum. The closest subway station is Nevsky Prospect (line 2).

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When to Get There

The museum is open daily except for Mondays, with extended hours on Tuesday evenings. The quietest time to visit is on weekday mornings.

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Museums of St. Petersburg

Many St. Petersburg museums are within walking distance of the ethnography museum. Right next door is the gigantic State Russian Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of Russian art, and the State Hermitage Museum, with more than 3 million items in its permanent collection. Other museums worth visiting include the Fabergé Museum, home to nine Fabergé eggs; the Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, located in the Peter and Paul Fortress; and the fascinating Museum of Political History of Russia.

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