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Museums and sightseeing in Veliky Novgorod


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. And the history of these churches, monasteries, fortifications is full of both amazing and tradgic pages.

Online City Guide of Veliky Novgorod: maps, tourist routs, practical information.

Functioning cathedrals and churches of Veliky Novgorod

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Veliky Novgorod

Bring your friends and relatieves tasty and useful souvenirs from Veliky Novgorod: ginger bread, honey, kvas (bread drink)!

Novgorod State United Museum
The museum includes expositions, exhibition halls, and museum monuments of Veliky Novgorod and towns of Novgorod region.
Fine Arts Museum
The exposition helps to follow the history of Russian Arts of 18th - 20th centuries.
Faceted Archbishop Chamber
The oldest (1433) gothic building and also the first stone secular building in Russia where the most important events were held.
Museum of Writing
The museum presents the history of the emergence and spread of writing and books in Veliky Novgorod that was the largest center of chronicles, education and literacy in Ancient Rus.
Children's Museum Center
Today the museum hosts three types of exhibitions: works by the greatest Novgorod artists, themed collections and works by local children.
Gate Tower of the Former Marketplace
The Marketplace and the Gate Tower for it were designed and built in the late 17th century by a stone mason Gury Vakhromeev.
The State Museum of Arts and Culture of Novgorod Land
The museum was founded in 2002. It is located on site of the Desyatinny Convent. The exhibition presents works of art by Novgorod artists of the late 20th - early 21st century.
Porcelain Museum
The interior has a shape of a furnace and lets you move into the atmosphere of a porcelain workshop; there are burnt bricks, feeling of heat and fire alongside with sparkling porcelain ware.
The Hall of Military Glory
Four basic eras of heroic glory of novgorodians are reflected in permanent exposition and represented in wax figures of uniformed warriors of different centuries.
Cinema museum of Valery Rubtsov
The history of cinema of the XX century in unique exhibits and rare newsreels of Soviet Novgorod.
Vitoslavlitsy Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture
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.
Museum of Iron in 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.
Theatre of Time: Troitsky Archeological Dig
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.
Tesovo Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum
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.
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