The Alabin Samara Regional Local Lore and History Museum is one of the oldest museums in the Volga Region. It was founded in 1886 on initiative of the city head Pyotr Vladimirovich Alabin, who suggested to the City Duma to create the first regional museum devoted to various spheres of life of the Samara province. The museum was named in honor of P. V. Alabin in 1993.

The today museum building was constructed not far from the museum house of Lenin in 1989, as it was already impossible to store the vast museum collections in the former buildings. Now the collections on archaeology, paleontology and the other natural sciences are stored on the first floor. The museum has interesting collections of mineral resources extracted in the Samara region. Several museum rooms are devoted to the history of the Samara region from the Early Middle Ages to our days. 

It will be especially interesting to have a look at the exposition devoted to Samara in the years of the Great Patriotic War, when the city (it was then called Kyubyshev) was a so-called «spare capital». All state institutions and diplomatic missions were moved there.