Russian Museum of Ethnography

Russian Museum of Ethnography information

Location
St Petersburg , Russia
Address
Inzhenernaya ul 4/1
Telephone
+7 812 570 5421
Getting there
Metro: Gostiny Dvor
More information
www.ethnomuseum.ru
Prices
adult/student R350/150, treasure room R250
Opening hours
10am-6pm Wed-Sun, 10am-9pm Tue
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This excellent museum displays the traditional crafts, customs and beliefs of more than 150 cultures that make up Russia’s fragile ethnic mosaic. It’s a marvellous collection with particularly strong sections on the Jews of Russia, Transcaucasia and Central Asia, including rugs and two full-size yurts (nomads’ portable tent-houses). Galleries are accessed either side of the magnificent 1000-sq-metre Marble Hall, flanked by rows of pink Karelian-marble columns, in which events and concerts are held.

You need to buy an extra ticket to view the treasure room, which has some great weapons and rare devotional objects.