Russian Museum of Ethnography in Saint-Petersburg, Russia is one of the largest national museums of the world. It tells about the peoples of Russia. It exists already for more than hundred years. At the very beginning it was founded in 1895 by Nicolas II as a department of Russian Museum. It was founded in memory of his father Alexander III who was a patron of Russian Art.
At the beginning of the 20th century next to the Russian Museum a new edifice was erected. The building was specially made for the collection of the new museum – Museum of Ethnography. Its central hall is dedicated to Alexander III. It is the only state hall in the museum. In 1998 memorial meal took place in this hall when remains of the last emperor of Russia Nicolas II and his family were reburied in St. Petersburg. They planned to open the museum in 1915 but the year before the WWI began. It was inaugurated only in 1923 during the Soviet time.
All the exhibits are original collected by generations of people who worked there. Today it houses about a half a million of exhibits that could be of great interest to those who try to know Russia better. Most of the museum exhibits are dated from the 19th to the first quarter of the 20th centuries. Some of them go back to the 16th-18th centuries.
The biggest and the most popular among tourist department is that one that tells about Russians. It occupies five rooms. In those rooms during your private guided tour in Saint-Petersburg you can see photos of peasants in the villages taken at the second half of the 19th century, the clothes they used to wear, the tools they used, the houses they lived in and many other interesting things. Another popular department is dedicated to Jews. This collection counts more than 2400 exhibits.
To visit this museum your private St Petersburg guide will meet you in the city center and walk there. While having the guided tour in Museum of Ethnography in St Petersburg, Russia you will know how people lived, decorated their houses, brought their children up, what they wore and what they ate. Don’t forget to bring your cameras there are many interesting exhibits to take photos of. Book more than one tour with us to get a great discount!
The price includes a professional English-speaking guide for three hours, tickets to the Russian Museum of Ethnography for everyone.
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