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Sakhalin Regional Museum


Phone: (4242) 72–7555, 72–8799

Address: 693010, Sakhalin region,

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Internet:
    www.russianmuseums.info/M1096 - official web page
    Sahalin Regional Studies Museum - W466, official web site www.sakhalinmuseum.ru

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Description:
    First Sakhalin Museum was opened on December 6, 1896 in the town of Alexandrovsk in Northern Sakhalin. Museum was created due to efforts of several intelligent officers. Political convicts Lev Shternberg and Bronislav Pilsudski also participated in setting up the museum. Unique collections on natural history, geology, aboriginal cultures were made and exhibited there till 1905.

    The Sakhalin Regional Museum was opened for visitors on May 11, 1946 in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, after South Sakhalin was regained by the Soviet Union. It was housed in the former Karafuto museum. The building was created in the "Emperor's crown" style by Japanese architecture Yoshio Kaizuka in 1937 especially for the museum.

    Museum researches have made valuable collections of 190000 objects, based on natural history, archaeology, cultures of the indigenous peoples, history and economy of Sakhalin and Kuril Islands. The most interesting of them are displayed in exhibition halls. Unique exhibits characterize land and marine flora and fauna of the islands, depict mysteries of ancient cultures and peoples, and tell about exploration history of Sakhalin and Kurils by Russian, European and Japanese investigators. Display on the 2-nd floor of the Museum depicts history of the island's region at the end of XIX - XX centuries.

    About 80000 visitors come to the Museum every year. Museum staff suggests different excursion and educational programs, lectures and consultations



Museum's services:
   museum shop, lecture hall

Next to the museum there are:
    hotels and restaurants


for museum professionals

Administrative phone:
    (4242) 72-8760



Foundation and opening day:
    founded: 06.12.1896

Organisation status:
   State Russia

Organization form:
   non-for-profit

Organisation type:
    culture for society

Classification:
    Historical,Regional museum


Squares:
    permament show rooms 798м2
    museum's store 395м2
    museum's parks 1,4га

Employee number:
    72 (curators: 30)

Average visitors per year:
    80000


Specific departments:
    archive, science library, restoration dep.

Collections volume:
    202493, rare collection's items: 179166




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