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Krasnoyarsk local history museum

The Krasnoyarsk local history museum is considered one of the oldest museums in Siberia. And indeed, approaching this building you understand that it stands out among the great number of local history museums you can find in nearly each city.

The Krasnoyarsk local history museum is in the immediate vicinity of the Communal Bridge, opposite Theatre Square. Its building looks like an ancient Egyptian temple, which is quite uncharacteristic of Russia and especially of Siberia.

It was decided to create a museum of local history in Krasnoyarsk in 1889. But originally, it occupied the mansion of Krutovsky. However, with the increase of its collection, in 1912 it was decided to build a new museum building by a model of an ancient Egyptian temple. But because of World War I and the revolution its construction was finished only in 1929.

In the center of the museum you can see a huge model of a boat used by the Cossacks to explore the spaces of Siberia. The central area of the museum is surrounded by different rooms with various expositions: archaeology, palaeontology, religion and fine arts. All of them are interesting enough. There you can see the complete skeleton of mammoth, as well as the only Russian skeleton of stegosaurus.

In the lower room of the museum you can see a very interesting exposition devoted to the everyday life of the peoples of the north residing in the Krasnoyarsk Krai: the Evenki, the Nenets, the Nganasans and many other peoples.

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The Krasnoyarsk local history museum looking like an ancient Egyptian temple built in 1909.
The model of a boat used by the Cossacks to conquer Siberia in 17-18 centuries. 
The skeleton of a mammoth discovered in the Krasnoyarsk Krai in 1892 at the local history museum. 
The map of the settlement of the northern peoples of Siberia inhabiting the Krasnoyarsk Krai.
The clothing and household items of the Nenets inhabiting the mouth of the Yenisei.
The dwelling and clothing of the Evenki at the local history museum of Krasnoyarsk.
The clothing and household items of the Selkups at the local history museum of Krasnoyarsk.
The dwelling and household items of the aboriginal peoples of the Krasnoyarsk Krai at the local history museum of Krasnoyarsk.
The clothing and household items of the Nganasans living in Taimyr at the local history museum of Krasnoyarsk.
The household items from the diggings of the settlements of the Tagar culture (8-1 centuries B.C.) at the local history museum of Krasnoyarsk.
The bones of the prehistoric animals, which inhabited the Krasnoyarsk Krai millions of years ago.
The shroud of Christ and church objects (the middle of 19 century) from Arzamas at the local history museum of Krasnoyarsk.
The furniture from the house of L. А. Chernyshev (1912) made by his sketches at at the local history museum of Krasnoyarsk.
Icons and wooden objects from the churches of Yeniseisk (18-19 centuries).
The central hall of the local history museum of Krasnoyarsk.
The central hall of the local history museum of Krasnoyarsk.
Exhibits from the very first collections of the Krasnoyarsk local history museum of the end of 19 century.
Exhibits from the very first collections of the Krasnoyarsk local history museum of the end of 19 century.
The interiors of the peasant houses of Siberian villages at the local history museum of Krasnoyarsk.
The interiors of the peasant houses of Siberian villages at the local history museum of Krasnoyarsk.
The map of the Krasnoyarsk Krai containing a half of the countries of Europe. 
The entrance to the local history museum of Krasnoyarsk. 
The Krasnoyarsk local history museum is on the embankment of the Yenisei near the Communal Bridge.