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St. Petersburg off the beaten path

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St. Petersburg off the beaten path
St. Petersburg is full of Soviet-era curiosities and fun, creative modern diversions.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Russian Vodka Museum
Russian Vodka Museum

Russian Vodka Museum reopened in a new location at Number 4 Konnogvardeysky Boulevard under the same roof with the new restaurant "Russian VodkaRoom No. 1"Restaurant and museum complex is situated in the very heart of St. Petersburg near St. Isaac’s Square in the historical building of Headquarters and Stables of the Horse Guard Regiment.Russian Vodka Museum is the first museum in... More

Russian Vodka Museum reopened in a new location at Number 4 Konnogvardeysky Boulevard under the same roof with the new restaurant "Russian VodkaRoom No. 1"Restaurant and museum complex is situated in the very heart of St. Petersburg near St. Isaac’s Square in the historical building of Headquarters and Stables of the Horse Guard Regiment.Russian Vodka Museum is the first museum in Russia and in the world dedicated exclusively to Vodka. Its exhibition tells about the drink which has been an integral part and essential attribute of Russian life for centuries. Russian Vodka Museum is a member of "Museum Quarter. St.Petersburg." The museum gives a fascinating insight into the Russian history, culture and drinking traditions. During the guided tour around museum our guests will hear about the vodka’s origin, Russian dining traditions, Russian vodka Kings, and get to understand close link between the history of the Russian State and the history of this strong drink. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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The Kunstkamera
The Kunstkamera

Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera) celebrated its 300 anniversary in 2014. One of the richest ethnographical museums in the world, it is a scholarly center of an international fame. The museum's unique collections, acquired through the efforts of thousands of persons, participants of the great academic expeditions, circumnavigations of the Russian... More

Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera) celebrated its 300 anniversary in 2014. One of the richest ethnographical museums in the world, it is a scholarly center of an international fame. The museum's unique collections, acquired through the efforts of thousands of persons, participants of the great academic expeditions, circumnavigations of the Russian fleet, and numerous donators, are rightfully admired both in this country and abroad. Indeed, they were assembled by entire Russia, and today the nation is proud of its first museum. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Vladimir Nabokov Museum
Vladimir Nabokov Museum

This museum devoted to the famous author offers a window into Nabokov's life, including some of his books, his butterfly collection and his drawings of butterflies.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Dostoevsky Museum
Dostoevsky Museum

The Dostoevsky Museum was opened on November 12, 1971 at the house on Kuznechny Lane 5/2. In this house the writer rented apartment twice in his life: during a very short period in 1846, and from October 1878 till the day of his death on January 28, 1881. This address joins together the beginning and the end of his creative development. In this house, Dostoevsky worked on his early... More

The Dostoevsky Museum was opened on November 12, 1971 at the house on Kuznechny Lane 5/2. In this house the writer rented apartment twice in his life: during a very short period in 1846, and from October 1878 till the day of his death on January 28, 1881. This address joins together the beginning and the end of his creative development. In this house, Dostoevsky worked on his early short story The Double, here he wrote his last novel The Brothers Karamazov. The apartment has been reconstructed after the memoirs of the writer’s wife and contemporaries. The Dostoevsky Museum is composed of several parts: • The Writer’s Memorial Apartment – the museum’s main, central part • The Literary Exhibit, dedicated to the writer’s biography and creation • Exhibit Halls for exhibits of contemporary art • The Theatre hall serves as a theatrical performance and literary conference venue Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Peter I House
Peter I House

The very first house in St. Petersburg is a small, wooden cabin that Peter the Great inhabited for five years, and is now filled with some of his original belongings.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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