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Kunstkamera, Saint Petersburg, Russia

 
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tylerd's pictureby tylerd History & Culture travel tip
added on the 30th of September, 2010
Kustkamera museum contains over a million exhibits gathered from all over the world, and it is the oldest state  museum in Russia, dating back to the reign of Peter the Great.

However, the main attraction of the museum is a gallery displaying several deformed 300 year old fetuses preserved in formaldehyde. Creepy, I know, but it's like a train wreak - you can't look away, and I dare you to visit the museum without checking them out. But if you are thinking of taking picture and using them to horrify your friends, too bad for you, because visitors are not allowed to take pictures of these macabre displays.

On a less morbid note, do visit the first astronomic observatory of the Academy of Sciences, it is full of really old astronomy instruments, recreating the work-room of an 18th century astronomer.

Address:
3 University Emb., St.Petersburg

Price:
200 rubles

Opening Hours:
11AM-6PM

On the web:
http://www.kunstkamera.ru/en

 
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