The Murmansk Regional Museum of Local Lore was founded on October 17, 1926. Engaged in the acquisition, storage, popularization of historical and cultural monuments of the Murmansk region. Now the famous building with an anchor on Lenin Avenue is under reconstruction, and visitors attend museum events and exhibitions in the house number 1A on Pavlova street.
Murmansk residents and guests of the city can get acquainted with collections that tell about the nature of the Murmansk region, the history of the region from ancient times, the economy and life of the Sami in the XVIII-XIX centuries, the Arctic during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
The museum funds contain over 170,000 museum items. The museum library has 18,000 books and magazines on local history.
The museum organizes over 100 exhibitions annually.
Since 2016, the Regional Children and Youth Center for Local Lore Studies (RDYUTSK) has been operating in the Murmansk Regional Museum of Local Lore. Museum staff help preschool and school-age children study the history and nature of the region through interactive and informative local history programs.
The museum has 2 territorial departments (the Museum of the History, Culture and Life of the Kola Sami – in the village of Lovozero and the Museum of History, Culture and Life of the Pomors – in the village of Umba).
Address: Pavlova street, 1A.
Stops: “Regional Hospital”, “Prospect Kirova” (buses No. 3Т, trolleybus No. 3, minibus No. 52, No. 54); “Kola Avenue” (bus number 18, trolleybus number 4.6, 10).