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Novosibirsk State Museum of Local History and Nature

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Address: Krasnyy Prospekt 23, Novosibirsk 630099, Russia
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Housed in an historic mansion, this museum explores the history and...

Housed in an historic mansion, this museum explores the history and ethnography of Siberia, including its colonization, fashions, lifestyles and flora and fauna.

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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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Gilroy, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

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

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4 of 5 bubbles 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, and a few exhibits downstairs, the rest upstairs. There were a few odd exhibits- such... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 central, easy-to-find location. 200 r for foreigners, free photography.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 it was a curious place to visit. Siberian is the history of late colonization: the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 )))

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 war arms. If it is very cold outside and you understand Russian, maybe worth a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 be closed for 2 years for renovations, which are badly needed. So, hurry and visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

This is a well run museum with good expositions. It will tell you about Siberia and, specifically, about the city history. The place is well run, it's located in a historic building, has many expositions about the nature and the city. It is a real eye opener to how much has happened in this region in a little over 100... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

Just for real fans of Siberian history. Not really interesting

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