Excursion to the Ethnographic Museum
Sanitary day: First Friday of month
- St Petersburg
The guided tour by private car or bus to the Museum of Ethnography of the Peoples of Russia that used to be a part of the Russian Museum until 1934. The museum's rich collection stores exhibits that will introduce you to the cultural traditions and way of life of different people inhabiting Russia throughout its history. The 24 rooms of the museum exhibit a variety of tools, household utensils, traditional folk costumes and ritual objects. You will learn many interesting things about occupations of the population, their dwellings, holidays, rites and religious beliefs. Most of the exhibits showing the domestic culture of the various people of Russia in the 19th and 20th centuries are presented in the form of life-size models. The most valuable exhibits of the museum are stored in a Special Storeroom which contains a variety of ornaments, religious items, weapons and other items made of precious metals and stones. Many of these artifacts are unique in its kind and the secret of their manufacturing has been lost. At the end of the tour you can visit the gift shop and buy handcrafts.