Kamchatka Regional Museum of Local Lore

Kamchatka Regional Museum of Local Lore, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: Address, Phone Number, Kamchatka Regional Museum of Local Lore Reviews: 4.5/5

Kamchatka Regional Museum of Local Lore

Kamchatka Regional Museum of Local Lore
4.5

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Cynthia
164 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
But— we got a tour guide who wanted to explain every item. I went in front of the group and googled things I was interested in.
Written 20 May 2019
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Frank H
Kailua, HI321 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
The staff is incredibly proud of their region and history and this little museum is packed with exhibits about both. We came as part of a cruise tour so we had an English speaking guide. Without the guide (excuse the pun) we would be at sea. All the exhibit descriptions are in Russian. Lots of detail here about the region and its history.
Written 20 May 2019
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steve z
Nashville, TN887 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
A very nice museum best visited with an English speaking guide. Must negotiate many stairs going down to museum from entrance level. All about origins of local people and development to today. Spend 1-2 hours if have a guide.
Written 18 May 2019
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Suellen T
Perth, Australia788 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
The local lore museum has been part of the town for decades, and as a result contains extensive displays and artefacts. We visited for over an hour and only got through the first 100-150 years of history. There was a whole floor we never even got to before needing to go back to the ship. The part of the museum we saw contained many artefacts - everything from 250 year old canons to stuffed animals, mammoth tusks, native dress and more. The locals are very proud of their history and made us very welcome. It is definitely a step back in time and worth the visit!
Written 13 May 2019
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2CAtravelers
Brattleboro, VT674 contributions
Sep. 2018 • Couples
Came here as part of a shore excursion from our cruise ship. Our group was given a very comprehensive tour of the museum by a Russian speaking guide and our shore excursion guide translated. The guide was excellent in her knowledge. The museum covers both the history and anthropology of the region and really packs a tremendous amount in a very small space. It was quite fascinating and educational. It can become crowded and noisy if more than one group is inside. If you ever have the opportunity to be in Petropavlovsk, definitely come here.
Written 24 October 2018
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GEORGE R
Centreville, MD176 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
We spent an hour at this museum, we could have stayed longer but the tour must go on! We were fortunate to have a museum doge explain the exhibits but it was necessary for our tour guide to translate the explanations into English. This system was a bit cumbersome, but it worked. There is much to learn about the Kamchatka peninsula and this small museum did a wonderful job of presenting it. The displays included stuffed animals, maps, drawings of native people’s villages, farm and hunting implements, pictures of the easterners who came and settled the peninsula, and just a whole lot more.

The exhibits are described to give you an understanding of what you are seeing and add immensely to your knowledge of the area. This is a worthy stop on your itinerary of the City if you wish to gain a deeper understanding of the area.
Written 12 May 2018
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Andrew M
7,160 contributions
Jul. 2017 • Family
This museum is located at the intersection of Leninskaya and Sovetskaya Streets. This is a 20 minute walk from the center of town, and approx. 1.5 kilometers. It is probably best reached by walking, as although there are many buses that pass this location, there is no bus stop at the museum.The buses will either turn left on Sovetskaya Street, and will require a walk back in the direction of the museum, or will continue straight on Leninskaya, which will also require a short walk back to the museum. There are many monuments and the views of Avacha Bay and mountains are great, so a stroll through town is recommended.The canons pointed at the bay will be seen outside the museum, but you actually have to walk to the right, around the building to get to the main entrance.The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10:30am to 6pm. Be warned that it may be closed for lunch between 1-2 pm, and is closed on the last Friday of each month, so a visit here needs to be planned.

The entrance fee is 200 rubles, and photos are allowed. The museum has exhibits on the nature of Kamchatka, including the wildlife, native people and environment. We enjoyed the displays of stuffed animals and native people models of clothing and daily life.Look out for the display of the brown bear and Kamchatka giant red crab, for which this region is best known. Rocks and minerals of the area were also on display. Our favourite area was the Marine section, which displayed cannons used in the 1854 battle and a replica of the captured British flag.An ancient map showed the defensive positions which the Russian defenders manned during the battle. Position # 4 on the map is where the museum is located.

The bone carving displays were fantastic, and a presentation of the interior of a cossack home and an ethnic indian home were also well done. At the end of the tour, next to the staircase, was a small gift shop. Most displays had Russian explanations, so we did not understand all exhibits. It would probably be best to visit with a local to get the most out of this museum. This museum provides a great introduction to the local people of the Region, and is a must see when visiting PPK.
Written 14 December 2017
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Moskvichka12
Moscow, Russia505 contributions
Oct. 2017 • Solo
Regional museums are always a highlight for me, so I expected more from such an important area. There are a number of rooms with a lot of exhibits, but things are badly or partly labelled. I speak Russian, but I came out not understanding at all what I had just seen. I paid attention to a tour guide with a school group and learnt a lot, but excursions have to be reserved in advance,w hcih I didn't know. There is so much more that could be said about the national groups and the various founders of the city. If someone took over the exhibition they could really turn it into something great because the objects are there, just the information and ordering aren't. Pity.
Written 25 October 2017
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TinaQ
Moscow, Russia1,910 contributions
Oct. 2016 • Friends
Stuffy with hits of social era not behind it, especially with the tour guide with a wooden pointer. But the explanations are interesting and the exhibits make you acquainted with the flora, fauna, history and indigenous people of Kamchatka peninsula. We enjoyed the trip to this museum, it's one of the few things one can do in a day trip to Petropavlovsk - Kamchatskiy.
Written 28 September 2017
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Avraham G
Los Angeles, CA50 contributions
Aug. 2017 • Couples
This is a small but nice museums which covers nature, history, folklore etc. One display is sponsored by UNESCO and is bilingual Russian/English, the rest is only with Russian texts, but everything is well displayed and easy to understand.
The only problem which we experienced was in finding it, as city map in the local magazine leaves some to be desired...
Written 7 September 2017
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