The museum was founded in 1976. It occupies three buildings created in the end of the XIX - beginning of the XX century. The exposition uncovers original history of the region from the ancient centuries to the present time.
Exhibits and dioramas tell about formation of the simple Cossack village which for a short period of time became a center of the Taman department of the Kuban Cossack Army. The period of developing of the Azov flooded areas for the purpose of growing rice is presented in detail. Curiosities of the Grate Patriotic War narrate about the immortal feat of the people from our town who were at war, worked in rear, battled in guerilla troops and were honored with the highest state awards. Small part of the exposition is devoted to the modern developing of the town and its region.
Pictures, maps, stuffed animals and their breadboard models, subjects of paleontology, collection of bird eggs and insects of the Northern Caucuses, five professionally made landscape dioramas uncover the features and ecological problems of the unique nature of one of the remarkable corners of Kuban.
Picture gallery. Exhibitions of the Kuban artists and masters of the applied art take place here. The artists present works from their own funds , other museums and private collections. The art collection of the museum is constantly enlarged. National artist of the Russian Federation Nikolay Pavlovich Loy, handled to the museum more than 70 of his creations gratis free. The etudes of the polar region are the most valuable part of his collection