Veliky Novgorod is not accidently called a city-museum of Old Russia - no other place has preserved that number of great monuments of architecture and monumental painting.
Here it is hard and sometimes impossible to define where the city ends the musium begins. About 50 valuable monuments became a part of a modern city living structure. Here you can touch a rough wall and see an ancient fresco. The history of Novgorod churches, monasteries, fortifications is ful of amazing as well as tradgic pages.
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Functioning cathedrals and churches of Veliky Novgorod.
Bring your friends and relatieves tasty and useful souvenirs from Veliky Novgorod: ginger bread, honey, kvas (bread drink)!
The exposition helps to follow the history of Russian Arts of 18th - 20th cc.
The museum includes expositions, exhibition halls, and museum monuments of Veliky Novgorod and towns of Novgorod region.
The oldest (1433) gothic building and also the first stone secular building in Russia where the most important events, such as reception of ambassadors, sessions of the Novgorod Parliament and the Episcopal Court were held – has been restored and is open for visiting.
Today the museum hosts three types of exhibitions: works by the greatest Novgorod artists, themed collections and works by local children.
The Marketplace and the Gate Tower for it were designed and built in the late 17th century by a stone mason Gury Vakhromeev.
The museum exhibits works by Novgorod artists of the late 20th - early 21st cc.
The exposition brings an impression of the Novgorod porcelain tradition combined with new technologies, multimedia “miracles”, author’s installations, informative programs, master-classes, celebrations and festivals.
Theatrical displays of history run through the seven meter deep cultural archeological excavations. It was there that unique items of high archaeological value were found perfectly preserved.
Four basic eras of heroic glory of novgorodians are reflected in permanent exposition and represented in wax figures of uniformed warriors of different centuries.
In a picturesque place washed by the waters of Lake Myachino and the Volkhov River, at St. George Monastery, replacing the former village of Vitoslavlitsy, there is the open-air museum of wooden architecture “Vitoslavlitsy”.
A unique collection of irons composed of two hundred and fifty pieces of XVIII-XX centuries from Russia, Germany, France, Italy, USA, Thailand, England, Czech Republic, Spain, Poland and Scandinavia.
The museum represents a narrow-gauge railway that passes through the conservation areas of the former peat field once famous for its high production output in the whole of the Soviet Union.