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Novosibirsk State Museum of Local History and Nature

Krasnyy Prospekt 23, Novosibirsk 630099, Russia
+7 383 227-15-43
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The more interesting stuff isn't in English

For such a seemingly big city there's not much to do in Novosibirsk, so you take what you can get... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
via mobile
Lots to see and learn. Well curated.

I popped into the museum whilst strolling around the city and was pleasantly surprised. Not only is... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
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Housed in an historic mansion, this museum explores the history and ethnography of Siberia, including its colonization, fashions, lifestyles and flora and fauna.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
23 Jun 2017
“Lots to see and learn. Well curated.”
17 Jan 2017
“Must see”
Krasnyy Prospekt 23, Novosibirsk 630099, Russia
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

For such a seemingly big city there's not much to do in Novosibirsk, so you take what you can get. This museum covering the area's history starts off well with informative displays and historical mock ups, but when you get to the 20th century the...More

Thank WavingNotDrowning1
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I popped into the museum whilst strolling around the city and was pleasantly surprised. Not only is the building itself grand, beautiful and interesting, but the many exhibits are well put together. I was impressed with the English translation on most exhibits. I also enjoyed...More

Thank MillyH-B
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A wonderful place to learn a lot about history of Novosibirsk and also to see some modern exhibitions. It's possible to book guided tours. I loved the "Ancient Siberia" exhibition.

Thank Anya B
Reviewed 3 August 2016

A small but nice local museum to supliment the state support of academics, there are geology museums with meteorites.

Thank Norma W
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Very easy to get to-- across Lenin Square from the Opera. (There is a Metro stop at Lenin Square). At the time of my visit, the museum had just reopened after a renovation, and it was very clean and well laid out. Coat room, bathrooms,...More

1  Thank SanDiego_RunLong
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Three floors of medals, Chinese artifacts, mock-ups of rooms throughout time, costumes and exhibits of local tribes (Nenets, Buryat, Evenk etc). I was expecting the history of Novosibirsk through time so I was a little disappointed, but definitely a good museum to see and a...More

Thank Moskvichka12
Reviewed 4 March 2013

The museum – situated in a prime heritage building that used to be a marketplace – has closed for reconstruction. While this location remains closed some of the exhibits moved to the museum's second outlet, at 11 Vokzalnaya Magistral. While the museum was still open...More

Thank xamhayana
Reviewed 29 January 2013

You never expect to see so much of interesting things there, just because it's remote city in Siberia. But if you remember it's the biggest sientific, cultural, industrial and something else city in Siberia you have to expect it )))

1  Thank D A
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Went there but didn't understand a lot as all explanations are only in Russian. There is a big variety of items on display, from old findings from the Napoleonic invasion, some local history of Novosibirsk and how people lived, to some 1st and 2nd world...More

1  Thank VertuM
Reviewed 21 October 2012

All of Novosibirsk history is shown here including old photos and artifacts. They had displays of the local native peoples with textiles, jewelry and tools. There was even a room dedicated to Russian wars and old weapons. My understanding is that the museum will soon...More

Thank Stewart S
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