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A great option if only for its amazing location on the University Embankment opposite the Winter Palace.

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Kunstkamera

Unusual collection.

This was the first museum in Russia. When Peter the Great ordered the doctor Robert Areskin to move his private collections and library from Moscow to Saint Petersburg, it marked the beginnings of the first State museum in Russia, the Kunstkamera, which opened beside the Neva River in 1729. The Czar's unusual collections included chemistry and physics equipment, bottled reptiles, insects and fish and the Imperial Library, which was transferred to the Summer Palace by Peter the Great. From 1879, the Hermitage has also included the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of Peter the Great, with over 2 million works. It can be found on the University Embankment, opposite the Winter Palace.



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