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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 2 weeks ago

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

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 Everything looks a bit outdated, yet the contents are interesting.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
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This museum was by far the biggest surprise. Of course the Hermitage is fabulous but this one is quite unique as it allowed me to learn about all the different people and cultures of Russia.

1  Thank WorldofMike
Reviewed 28 March 2017

not sure how much of this stuff is actually real - but its interesting all the same. oldest but not best museum in St Ptersburg

Thank rmurray86
Reviewed 3 March 2017

after travelling over 50 countries thats the most bizzare thing i ve ever seen in my life... its really grosse but i guess people want to see it (baby fetus)

Thank Henry Y
Reviewed 29 January 2017

What appropriate place for one shrine of anthropology, ethnography and some other branches of human kind science, here on the Universitetskaya Embankments ( Nabereznaya), just across the Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum on the Admiralties Embankments, over the Neva River ! This Kunstkamera Museum is...More

1  Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I recommend that you don't visit the original collection (preserved foetuses) if you're pregnant. However, I'd say this is the most interesting part of the museum. Not just because of the exhibits themselves (there are so many that the gruesomeness becomes repetitive and overwhelming), but...More

2  Thank Pezmac
Reviewed 6 January 2017

many have highlighted the preservation of bizarre twin headed foetuses - but this represents only a small collection. The main galleries comprise world history with galleries on alaskan life and imperial russian life, and also indonesian, chinese, japanese etc that's is only too familiar to...More

3  Thank 1Ming
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Very interesting exhibition, but honestly the most exciting thing here is definitely the Kunstkamera itself. You won't believe what mother nature could do with us.

2  Thank alexfear
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