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Regional Museum of Local Lore

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Best museum in Murmansk

We paid for a group to have an English translator which was well worthwhile. By far the most... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Moyra K
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Must see museum a short walk from the center of Murmansk.

This museum, not far from the central park in Murmansk, was amazing. Best if you speak Russian... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
San Diego, California
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Lenina ave, 90, Murmansk 183012, Russia
+7 815 242-26-97
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

If you’re interested in rocks it’s worth a trip if you’re already in Murmansk but there’s not much else to see.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Ben B
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We paid for a group to have an English translator which was well worthwhile. By far the most interesting museum we visited with a great variety of exhibits.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Moyra K
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This museum, not far from the central park in Murmansk, was amazing. Best if you speak Russian -- but then, if you're in Murmansk, you either speak a little or are touring with a guide. The museum gives a flavor of wildlife, native peoples, exploration....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank SanDiego_RunLong
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We stopped here during a recent cruise. Murmansk is the largest city situated above the Arctic Circle. It was dubbed "The City of Heroes" following WW ll when it withstood more then 3 years of attacks from Nazi forces. There are several highlights worthy of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Eddiemack
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Small and old local museum. But quality is very fine. You can see what is Arctic. But there's no English guide. You have to google the Russian to know what do these means.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank HyunhoP4
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Most museums have translations in more than the native language. This does not. Many exhibits on several floors, a few of which are well displayed. The taxidermy section is old and poorly done. Actually, for me that is a good thing. I hate to see...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank cardiak
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Having gone to a number of crumbling, under-funded places that were clearly struggling, this was a welcome change. Central situation, a fair bit of money recently spent. Very good, clear, well-lit displays going over the geology (with a stunning mineral collection), the natural history, and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank greave2016
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Good murmansk musuem showcasing early life of settlers in murmansk, naval crew and local animals. City centre location. Good for a cold day activity.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 1Ming
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We almost missed this one! The entire building is under construction and the door looks like a site entrance - see the photos. It seems closed but isn't, though you are likely to have all four floors to yourself. The curators here have a great...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Commander_840
Reviewed 10 August 2015

The historical museum is divided in several sections, history, nature, economy, period 1940-1944, Saami, marine, navy and so on. With 17 exposition halls it is not to big and give a nice impression about the role of Murmansk and Kola Peninsula. Let us guide you...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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