every Tuesday Treasure Room
Year-round Friends Club
Twice a month Ethno-music in the museum of Ethnography
permanent exhibitions in the Museum COLLECTIONS OVERVIEW
permanent exhibitions in the Museum COLLECTIONS OVERVIEW
every Tuesday
Treasure Room

Opening hours

Monday . . . . . . . . Day off
Tuesday . . . . . . . . from 10am to 9pm
Wednesday. . . . . . . . 

from 10am to 6pm

Thursday . . . . . . . .from 10am to 6pm
Friday . . . . . . . .

from 10am to 6pm

Saturday. . . . . . . . 

from 10am to 6pm

Sunday . . . . . . . .

from 10am to 6pm


Closed: every last Friday of a month

On the holidays' eve the museum closes 1 hour earlier


For  most  of us the Arctic is an enigmatic “ice corner” of our planet with numerous shining white icebergs and ice covered seas, endless polar days and nights; it is the land of unlimited domain of  the cold and the source of constant challenges to man, the  place of self-sacrifices and achievements. It’s here, on the territory of extreme natural, cultural and value contrasts, where the hidden potential of culture, its flexibility and endurance emerge allowing man not only survive in hardly suitable for life environment, but make the Arctic a part of his cultural space.


For the first time the Russian museum of Ethnography presents objects revealing common and distinctive features of ethnic, territorial and ethno-confessional groups of the Tatars in Russia. The main part of the displayed collection is dated to late 19th – early 20th century.


In 1922 the research officer of the Ethnographic Department of the Russian Museum D.A. Zolotarev undertook the one of the most notable integrated ethnographic expeditions of that time. The aim of the expedition was to continue work that had started in Tver Governorate in 1921.