22/09/2011 - 15:34

Chelyabinsk Regional Museum – South Urals History Guide

A building with an unusual configuration is situated in the historic center of Chelyabinsk and on the banks of Miass River. It’s roof looks like the outlines of an ancient fortress. Here, in one of the youngest buildings of the city there is one of the oldest institutions of the South Ural culture: Chelyabinsk Regional Museum. In other words, a guide to the history of Southern Ural.

During its 90 year old history museum moved several times. The collection used to be divided into two buildings. But in 2005 almost 280 thousand items of the collection was gathered under one roof.

The most valuable are unique collections: archaeological - has about 50 thousand items, the herbarium of plants - 2.5 thousand items, collection of stuffed birds - 200 items, stuffed insects - 5 thousand items, and a collection of minerals - 3.5 thousand items.

In the Regional Museum you can learn a lot about the history of the Urals. Experienced guides will tell about precious and semiprecious stones, crafts that have been preserved from the XVIII century. The museum exhibition demonstrates culture and life of the Urals aboriginal nations. The museum keeps the treasures of the Christian Orthodox culture.

One of the most popular exhibitions  «The Museum on the roof. Chelyabinsk: signs and symbols of urban space». It gives the opportunity to look at Chelyabinsk from unusual point of view: the photo pictures of XX century, plans of its construction, paints of Vandyshev, real artifacts of XVIII - early XX centuries, describing the history and development of the inhabited locality.

The building is equipped for disabled visitors. And it’s possible to enjoy the museum virtually. At the website of the Chelyabinsk regional Ministry of Culture there are 3D-tours.


1. Total area of the building is 10,8 thousand square meters, total area of the museum – 1,33 hectares.

2. Total area of the organization: permament show 3604 square meters, storage facilities - 722 square meters.

3. Storage units - 279 thousand.

4. Number of employees - 208, including 75 scientists.

5. The average number of visitors per year - about 140 thousand.

Address: Truda Street 100


You can walk down the Kirovka or take

Trolleys: 6, 17, 20,
Route taxis:  32.

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