The oldest among functioning museums in Donetsk Region, which was founded in 1920. For a long time, it was even a regional museum of local lore, until the early 50s. It`s collection was formed on the basis of those exhibits that were collected at the Alexander Gymnasium before the revolution. A lot of enthusiasts worked in the city even before the museum was founded.
The building which houses the Mariupol Museum of Local Lore, was opened in 1916 as a shelter home for disabled people of the First World War. Here people lived and learned different crafts. It functioned for about 2 years.
With the foundation of the museum, a lot of enthusiasts worked on gathering of this collection. And there are unique things for the history of the region here. For example, the chartered diploma of Catherine II of 1779, which revealed the privileges and promises of the then government for the Greek settlers who founded the city. In addition, in the department of nature a lot of material relating to the nature of the region.
The new exposition will involve 2 halls, which will be split up by the department of paleontology - the ancient history, then there will be history sections of later periods, and the modern natural complex will complete the exposition in the last hall.
The third floor is planned to be substantially changed, as well as the department of history: more attention will be devoted to the Middle Ages period (now it is very poorly represented), to nomadic peoples who lived here for thousands of years. And, of course, contemporary Mariupol will be represented, which is just being formed. It is planned to use a variety of modern tools: 3D projectors, all kinds of presence zones, screens, animation. Depending on the topic, all this will be designed for multi-level visitors: from the smallest to the people who are ready to thoughtfully spend their time on the museum.
The museum has more than 60 thousand units of storage, a small part of which is exhibited. In addition, there are also branches - the Museum of Folk Life on the same street, Georgievskaya 55 and the Kuindzhi Art Museum. The latter has more than 2 thousand units of storage. This and local artists, and national and world glory. There are 3 works by Arkhip Kuindzhi, Aivazovsky, Dubovsky, Glushchenko, Yablonskaya and others. The art museum has been open since 2010, although the idea appeared 100 years ago in 1910, when Arkhip Kuindzhi died.
How to get !? The museum is located at: Georgievska str., b.20. (0629) 33-33-38 Tel / Fax: (0629) 33-54-34 Exposition works from 9:00 to 17:00 (Weekend - Monday, Tuesday)