In 1977 Victor Anatolievich Tatarnikov with assistance of the Gennadiy Alexandrovich Korshunov, the director of Khimik Palace of Culture, initiated the foundation of the public museum at Khimic Palace of Culture in Dalnegorsk. In 1987 a detached building in downtown ( the former central drug store)was given for the museum.
The official date of opening the museum is the seventh of November, 1987. Dalnegorsk museum was a branch of B.K. Arsen'ev Primorskiy museum ( Vladivostok) 1988 through 1993. In 1993 the branch was registered as a municipal Museum-Exhibition Center in Dalnegorsk.
Archeological exposition shows the life of the ancient man from the epoch of paleolith to the middle ages. One can see the archeological finds of Rudninskaya, Zaysanovskaya, Lidovskaya cultures, Bokhai and Golden Chzhurchzgen Empire states, everyday objects of indigenous nations of Primorye.
The historical exposition shows the period of mining Tetyukhe deposit of complex ores , opened by Vladivostok merchant Julius Bryner in 1897, the period of migration, foundation of the settlement of Tetyukhe and the city of Dalnegorsk, which became the center of the mining industry of the Far East, the brief history of local companies and people who created the city and worked in it. The exposition pays tribute to the soldiers from Dalnegorsk, who struggled during the Second World war and in Afganistan and Chechnya.
The Nature of the Northern Primorye exposition shows the richness and variety of flora and fauna of the region.
The mineralogical exposition is unique and consists of more than 7000 samples of minerals, rocks and ores from the deposits of Dalnegorsk territory, regions of Russia as well as foreign countries. It includes a paleonthological collection and remnants of Sikhote-Alin meteorite which fell down in Primorye in 1947.
The art exhibition shows the works of Dalnegorsk painters, masters of arts and crafts. Musical parties are held, as well as art exhibitions from Russia and abroad