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Zoological Museum (Saint Petersburg)

 

 

 

 

Universitetskaya Naberezhnaya 1/3

Tel. 328 0112

Bus: 7, 10, 47, K- 47, K- 128, K- 129, K- 147, K- 187

Trolley: 1, 7, 10

Open: 11am- 6pm Sat- Thu

Free on Thursdays

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Zoological Museum of Saint Petersburg

Zoological Museum of Saint Petersburg is housed in a building that once served as customs warehouse adjacent to the port of the city. It was constructed in 1826 under supervision of Italian architect Giovanni Lucchini. Today it houses one of the largest natural history collection that contains over 1.5 million specimens of various animals collected from all over the World. Some of the oldest items date back to the time of Peter the Great who started this collection. In fact one of the animals include personal horse of the Russian emperor who rode him into the Battle of Poltava against Swedish king. Another famous part of the collection is a giant mammoth. His carcass was discovered in Siberian tundra in 1902. It date almost 44,000 years ago, but it is well preserved due to frigid temperatures that surrounded him.

 

 

 

 


 

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