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Peter the Great's Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkammer)

Do you want to see curiosities, rarities and archeological finds collected by Peter the Great himself, observe exotic artifacts reflecting diverse traditions of aborigines inhabiting the Old and New World, a thrilling collection of monstrous human fetuses and a unique collection of Russian and foreign scientific instruments from the 13th - 19th centuries? Visit the Kunstkammer, the oldest museum in Russia, founded by the first Russian Emperor in 1714 and serving as the foundation for the St. Petersburg (and later Russian) Academy of Sciences.

Site of the museum:

Tel: (812) 328-07-12

Address: 3, Universitetskaya embankment, entry from Tamozhenny Lane

Getting there:

Vasileostrovskaya or Sportivnaya metro station; trolleybus 1, 7, or 10; route taxi 209, 141, 128, or 129



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