Kunstkamera Museum in Saint Petersburg: rare objects and ethnographic expositions

Kunstkamera Museum in Saint Petersburg: history, profile. short exposition description, photos, exact address, working hours and entrance fees.

Kunstkamera Museum in Saint Petersburg: expositions and photos

First of all, the Kunstkamera Museum is usually related to the exposition of various abnormalities in the human body created by Peter the Great. A part of the collection was purchased from Albert Seba, while the rest was delivered by the order of Peter the Great in order to increase the number of objects in the exhibition.

Kunstkamera Museum

Peter the Great was aware of the fact that by knowing various abnormalities and illnesses of the human body, the doctors would be able to develop the field of surgery and the medical field in general. He was learning the basics of the medicine from the famous scientist Frederik Ruysch and spent a lot of time learning new things on his own.

Kunstkamera Museum

During the many years of the museum existence, a part of the objects was lost, while the rest offered in a separate hall of the museum (the room of rarities). All of them are directly related with the scientific projects of the Russian Czar and his researches in the field of anthropology. 

Kunstkamera Museum

The current name of the Kunstkamera Museum is the Museum of anthropology and ethnography named after Peter the Great. It offers a unique collection of the ancient objects representing the history and traditions of various nations all over the world, as well as many other exhibitions.

Museum expositions 

There are various halls where one can discover the history of the various nations from:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Africa
  • India
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Mongolia
  • Korea
  • Middle East
  • Far East

There’s a separate exposition about the history of the Kunstkamera building that has its own charm and an armillary sphere, which was constructed in the period from 1718 until 1735.

Kunstkamera Museum on the banks of the Neva is a museum about the history of different nations from all over the world, the creation of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the scientific projects of Peter the Great.

Another exposition of the museum is commemorated to M. Lomonosov and the Academy of Sciences. One can visit a copy of the office of the scientists of the XVIII century, where the smartest people of those times were taking the most important decisions. The tower of the building is used as an observatory and has a special globe that was almost totally destroyed during the fire in 1747.

Kunstkamera Museum

Address, working hours and admission fees

Exact location: Universitetskaya Embankment 3.

Working hours: Tuesday – Sunday – from 11:00 until 18:00, the cashier’s office is open until 17:00. All the changes of the schedule are announced on the official website.

Admission fee: 300 rubles, while children and special categories of visitors can pay only 100 rubles. One can buy the tickets and book a tour online.

Kunstkamera Museum

For those of you, who want to visit the museum, but can’t go to Saint Petersburg, Kunstkamera Museum created special 3D-tour with comments and captions. Furthermore, one can use the virtual library.

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