This museum's exhibits chart the development of Novosibirsk and the surrounding area through local archaeological artifacts and more recent historical documents. It is one of leading museums of Novosibirsk that introduces public to local lore, history and economy. It was found in 1920 as the Central Peoples Museum of Novonikolaevs and firstly represented that year astronomic and geologic exhibitions.
Now Novosibirsk State Local History Museum occupies an area of 3219 sq.m and consists of three departments: “History”, “Nature” and department “S.M. Kirov in Siberia”. First, the nature department is a kids- and family-friendly exhibition. It includes a great geological collection presenting rare examples of precious stones and paleontological collection with its items from the age of dinosaur. In a history department you can find out about life and activities of ancient people who had lived in Siberia from Paleolithic to the Middle Ages, everything about opening Siberia and Siberian history till the end of the Great Patriotic War. The department “S.M. Kirov in Siberia” presents us the life and culture of Siberian bourgeois at the dawn of the twentieth century.
The holdings of Novosibirsk State Local History Museum counts 218 000 units including unique such as full mammoth skeleton, household items and sacred objects which have been found out during expeditions in 1920-1930s.
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