An interesting selection of museums
The city of Ekaterinburg is full of museums and art galleries that showcase the region and nation’s, cultural, religious and art history. From dolls and children’s memorabilia, a puppet theatre museum, literary exhibitions, stately homes, geological and mineral collections, folk art, jewellery and military museums, the choice is yours. This is your chance to immerse yourself in Russian history.
Sverdlovsk Regional Museum of Local Lore
This museum dates back to the late 19th century and is one of the oldest and largest in the Urals. In recent times, many individual museums were united to become one cultural institution. Today, ten of these museums are located in Ekaterinburg and include natural history, archaeology, literature, and even gardening and radio history.
Ural art history
The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest museums in the Ural devoted to the arts. The Department of Russian Paintings holds an ever-changing collection of up to 700 items of 16th to 19th century pieces. There is also a unique collection of Kasli cast-iron moulds in a dedicated Pavilion. In addition, the museum displays contemporary artworks from Russia and Western Europe.
Take a step back in time
The Museum of History, built in 1820, contains a unique database on the city planning. The halls of the museum replicate the interior of the largest private library of Old Ekaterinburg. Included in rare displays are original photos, books, old coins, and works of famous Ural artists, such as Ernst Neizvestny and Misha Brusilovsky. The museum has several buildings and departments, such as the Metal Shop situated in the water-tower on the City Dam.
Across the city are stately homes and palaces, such as Rastorguyev-Kharitonov's House
, that are open to visitors. With over 50 churches in the city, it is easy to get a glimpse into religious history. The Church on the Blood in particular is the location of an event that was pivotal in changing Russia’s political history.
The city is full of museums and attractions that will give you a great insight into how the city was shaped. The Park Inn by Radisson Ekaterinburg Hotel
is perfectly located in the city centre, ideal for easy access to the city’s cultural offerings.