The Historical Museum of Smolensk (Исторический музей в Смоленске)

The Historical Museum of Smolensk was founded in 1888 in a Municipal Council building, and now the museum is included to the Smolensk Museum-Preserve.

The museum collection of more than 2000 exhibit items reveals the history of the Smolensk region. The most ancient exhibits – the hunting tools, household items and jewelry of the Stone Age are found as a result of archeological works in the Smolensk region, as well as the real ancient mammoth skeleton.

9-10 centuries AD are presented by golden Byzantine and silver Arabian coins, male and female jewelry of bronze and brass and reconstruction of the appearance of people in that period.

The period of 11-13 centuries is the time of Smolensk princes and the appearance of a written language, cathedrals building and crafts development such as blacksmithing, leatherworking, carpentry, bone carving, and jewelry. The Historical Museum of Smolensk we can see the old maps, a fragment of 800 years old house, models of ancient cathedrals and household items used in the Smolensk region.

The section devoted to the period of 13-19 centuries represents the Mongol invasion, the inclusion of the Smolensk region into Grand Duchy of Lithuania and reunion with the Russian state.

Open hours and price

Monday – Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday – from 10 to 18

Thursday from 10 to 17

Ticket office

Monday – Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday – from 10 to 17.30

Thursday from 10 to 16.30

Day off – Friday, last Thursday of each month

Ticket price 100 rub

How to get to the Historical Museum of Smolensk

8, Lenina Ulitsa, Smolensk

In the Russian language – Смоленск, ул. Ленина, 8


The Historical Museum of Smolensk website in the Russian language

We recommend visiting nearby

The Museum of Sculpture of Sergey Konenkov – 250 m walking

Categories: history, museum, Smolensk

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