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The Mordovian Ethnography Museum (Музей мордовской народной культуры)

The Mordovian Ethnography Museum was opened in 1999. It occupies a beautiful building in Russian revival style, built in the late 19th century for one of the most prominent merchants of Saransk.

The Museum collection consists of more than 4 thousand exhibits. They make it possible to form an idea of the life and culture of the Mordovian people, their traditions, rituals, and beliefs. The festival “Teiteren Piya Kudo”, which was one of the most beloved among Mordovian people, takes a special place in the exposition.

One of the best museum collections includes colorful costumes and art made by folk craftsmen, old icons, more than 40 printed books of the 18th and 19th centuries and artifacts found during archeological excavations.

Open hours and price

Tuesday – Sunday from 9 to 18

Day off – Monday, and special days – see information on the Museum website

Ticket price 50 rubles

How to get to the Mordovian Ethnography Museum

Saransk, Sovetskaya Ulitsa, 19

In the Russian language – Саранск, Советская ул., 19

Links

The Mordovian Ethnography Museum website in the Russian language

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