St. Petersburg Museum of Dolls
The exhibition at the Doll Museum isn't just for girls - as well as dolls "from all ages and nations", the museum displays a rich collection of lead soldiers, representing warriors of various eras.
The Doll Museum has displays a huge variety of exhibits, from traditional folk toys to the latest designer dolls. Looking at the dolls, you will also learn plenty about the traditional ceremonies, festivals and costumes of the Eastern Slavs. The museum also contains characters from literature and fairytales, and doll "actors" from the puppet theatre.
Alongside the permanent exhibition, the museum hosts temporary exhibitions of dolls by Petersburg's top designers. Under the instruction of local artisans, you can take part in master classes where you will get the chance to make your own dolls from cloth, straw, paper and other materials. Traditional peasant dolls are surprisingly quick and easy to make, and there are a variety of other master classes on offer.