Museum of the History of Ekaterinburg

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The Museum of the History of Ekaterinburg is in the central location, in a house build in the 1820. From 1940 and to the big restoration, which was completed in 1995, the house was home of the museum of the Soviet political and state figure Yakov Sverdlov.

Now the museum has a new title and concept. The modern exposition gives images of Ekaterinburg's old streets, tells history of its house. The audience can view a film about the city's development. The film presents images from the space and tells stories about outstanding people who lived in the city.

The exposition includes portraits of local people in the early 19th century, clothes and footwear, made in the Urals last century. Visitors are invited to lectures, meetings, book presentations, dance performances, concerts, and reconstructed folk holidays. The museum publishes information on upcoming events on its website and on social networks.

As you see the historic exposition, go to a building nearby, where you can see Metenkov's House – a museum of photography. The collection consists of old photographs, made by Veniamin Metenkov, and modern photographs from all over the world.