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Yekaterinburg History Museum

Karla Libknehta ul., d. 26, Yekaterinburg 620151, Russia
+7 343 371-21-11
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The Shigir Idol is NOT in this museum but in the Urals History and Archaeological Museum

This museum might be interesting for people who are interested in the history of the city... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
jve0165
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Antwerp, Belgium
Home of the Shigir Idol - the oldest human carving in the world.

A quiet museum. Worth a visit even if it is just to see the oldest wooden human statue in the world... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Peter B
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Ekaterinburg History Museum pays special attention to urban culture and everyday life of the city in the XVIII-XXI centuries. Private cases and the most ordinary objects like a smoking pipe, a fan, a photographic frame or a button of an old dress give the exhibitions a non-heroic, domestic dimension. However, they reveal history of the city, capturing the spirit and sense of the past epochs. A unique set of exhibits was supported by multimedia installation, interactive panels and spectacular audio-visual objects depicting the history of Ekaterinburg in the XVIII-XXI centuries as well as prehistory of the place (archaeology).
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  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Karla Libknehta ul., d. 26, Yekaterinburg 620151, Russia
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

This museum might be interesting for people who are interested in the history of the city. However if you want to see the Shigir Idol (the oldest wooden statue in the world, 11.000 years old) you should go to the Urals History and Archaeological Museum...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

A quiet museum. Worth a visit even if it is just to see the oldest wooden human statue in the world - the Shigir Idol. The Idol is kept in a sealed case to preserve it. No photos permitted. Lots of other interesting artefacts and...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

very interesting muzeum , where you can listen about history of Yekaterinburg, see many fotos and pictures , take suvenirs, books. pictures for memory

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The first thing to know is that there is an English soundtrack version of the overview movie. I learned this when a museum attendant told me that her son was attending Stanford. Two major themes are the development of Yekaterinburg as a metallurgical center and...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2016

I thought this one was average. The interior is nice but there really wasn't a whole lot to see. I was really expected to see more artifacts and information than what was actually presented.

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Reviewed 9 June 2012

A small museum which has little to offer. I paid 80 rubles and was very disappointed with the exhibitis. After I left, I could understand why I was the ONLY visitor in the entire museum. There are a lot of museums in the city, I...More

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