Museum of Local Lore, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
(4.7/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the natural world and the different cultures that shaped the history of Sakhalin Island at Museum of Local Lore. The museum's highly diversified collection of artifacts covers everything from the island's flora and fauna and the archeological findings belonging to its indigenous inhabitants, to Imperial times, the Soviet period, and modern day. The historic Japanese manor, inside of which the museum is located, is testament to the times when Sakhalin was a disputed territory between the two powers. Guided tours of the museum are available in Russian and other languages at an additional cost. The park that surrounds the museum building features picturesque gardens, and even if you're not visiting the museum you are free to stroll through it without paying the admission fee. Use our Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Museum of Local Lore and other attractions in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
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  • A small but informative Exposition. A little bit of everything-geological, ethnographical information, collection of flora and fauna, history, Japanese, Soviet presence time period, modernity. Exhibits are signed in two languages, easy to navigate. In the summer, probably still and beautiful park, but in November under the snow you can see only the plants carefully concealed.
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  • On the floors of the Museum are themed rooms with extensive information on the development of the island, the natural characteristic of local peoples, life of different historical eras
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  • Journey to the island of Sakhalin begins, naturally, with Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. And certainly you want to visit the Museum. It is located in a historic building, one of the few survivors from the Japanese possession of Sakhalin-style architecture speaks for itself. In this building, built by the Japanese for almost a hundred years, Nada is a fascinating exhibition on the history of the Sakhalin region. No less unusual exhibits are located around the Museum, in the adjacent Park after seeing all this, enjoy and learn a lot.
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