The Kunstkamera (or Kunstkammer; Russian: Кунсткамера) is the first museum in Russia. Established by Peter the Great and completed in 1727, the Kunstkammer Building hosts the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Russian: Музей антропологии и этнографии имени Петра Великого Российской академии наук), with a collection of almost 2,000,000 items. It is located on the Universitetskaya Embankment in Saint Petersburg, facing the Winter Palace.
The Kunstkamera was established by Peter the Great on the Neva Riverfront. The turreted Petrine Baroque building of the Kunstkamera designed by Prussian architect Georg Johann Mattarnovy was completed in 1727. The foundation stone was laid in 1719. The name Kunstkamera is derived from German Kunstkammer, literally meaning "Art chamber".
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Andrei Stanasel | Jun 2, 2018
Make sure to download the app, has indoor mapping to show you where you are. One of the oldest museums in the world, it is very well organized and the information is concise. Nice to see!
Alex Kyhto | Jul 1, 2018
You will not find a similar museum anywhere else! Not for the faint of heart. Edit: People complain about the queue, but when I was there it did not exist. Go on weekdays during the day.
Old Kakuli | May 13, 2018
Incredible place to visits... if your interest is in anthropology.....the first museum in Russia....300 years old...
Ian Zakharov | Apr 30, 2018
Dull old and usless museum. Exposition halls are in horrible condition. Every interior detail is so dusty and sad.
Steffen Rutten | Mar 21, 2018
Good display of various parts of history, from Inuits to modern studies based on anthology from the 17th-20th century Definitely worth a visit!
Sami Khan | Jul 28, 2018
Not as grand as some of the other museums you will come across in Moscow and St Peters, but the place still has enough interesting stuff to make it a worthwhile visit. Most of the buzz around this place seems to be related to the deformed human section, which actually is a small part of the museum to be honest. Liked the place overall, although it was smaller than what I expected!
Agustin Dal Lago | Jul 14, 2018
Beautiful Museum Super complete and full of interesting stuff. The mobile app is superb. Could be improved cause some audios are mismatched (China audio is repeated in another room). Obvs the highlights are the monsters in the second floor. Super interesting
Prashanth Makaram | Aug 1, 2018
Very interesting to see how ones of the earliest museum's in Europe curated. Love the life like statues
Tijana Delic | Aug 4, 2018
Kunstkamera is a very interesting museum, totally different from other museums in Saint Petersburg. This is ethnology and anteopology museum. Main part of the exhibition is to see how other cultures and people lived through the years. You can see Indians, Asian, Eskims, Tahtian, African people and others through the ages, their clothes and assesories used, models of houses and hunting weapons...there is also a part of Lomonosov exhibition on a third floor, presenting a science exponents....if you are in Saint Petersburg it is worth to have one more hour to visit Kunstkamera. Believe that time 1-1,5 hour is enough to visit this museum.
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