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Address and phone: Universitetskaya embankment, 3

Schedule: Tue-sun: from 11.00 to 18.00

Kunstkammer-one of the strangest and most fascinating museums in St. Petersburg. The story of his appearance is unusual. Peter I on a walk on Vasilevsky island noticed a pine tree, one branch of which a semicircle had grown into the trunk. The Tsar ordered to keep an unusual fragment of a tree and on this place to found a Museum of strange exhibits.
The famous Cabinet of curiosities a collection of pickled babies with developmental disabilities collected by the Dutch anatomist Frederick Ruysen. The collection included strange animals (for example, a calf with two heads) and plants. A feature of the Museum in the time of Peter I was the hall of living exhibits. In the Kunstkammer were people with deformities, for which it was possible to see and marvel at. All comers were allowed to view the collection for free and treated with a glass of vodka and a Cup of coffee.
Also from the famous exhibits here is the Gottorp globe, the outside of which is a map of the earth, from the inside – the starry sky.

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