Russian Museum of Ethnography is located in central part of Saint Petersburg, near Nevsky Prospekt, on "Ploschad Iskustv" square (next to the Russian Museum building). The Russian Federation is a big, multinational country. On the territory of Russia live many nations. Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg dedicated to the culture and history of Russian Federation nations, as well as the culture and history of the peoples of neighboring countries. Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the largest ethnographic museums in Europe.
The ethnographic museum has collected about 500 000 items (clothing, household items, photographs) devoted to the culture of 158 nations of Russia and neighboring countries. About 100,000 collection items is devoted to culture of the Russians. More than 50 thousand items are in the collections of Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova peoples. 28000 collection exhibits has dedicated to culture of the peoples living near the Baltic and Barents Seas. The museum presents almost all nations of Russia and neighboring countries. The oldest of the museum exhibits are from the end of the 18th century.
The museum was founded January 22, 1902 as a department of the Russian Museum (ethnographic department was opened in 1923 only). The museum building was built in the years 1902-1913 (architect Svinyin). In 1934, the Ethnographic Museum became an independent museum.
Mode of operation (2016): Tuesday - 10:00 - 21:00, Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00 Monday - the day off.
There are also located near to the museum: Russian Museum, Cathedral of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, Mikhaylovsky Theater.
Address: St. Petersburg, Enginernaya Street 4/1.
The nearest metro station is "Nevsky Prospekt".
There also is a Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography named after Peter the Great in St. Petersburg (Kunstkamera).