The St. Petersburg Museum of the History of Professional Education (Vocational Training) records the heroic achievements of the Russian tradition of vocational education. It was created in 1980 for the 40 anniversary of the Decree of the Presidium of Supreme Soviet " On State Manpower Resources". The history of vocational training in Russia is closely linked to the history of the country, and each hall of the museum tells one page of this story.
The museum forms a base for research into, and education about, the education system at different levels of vocational training. The museum collection consists of documents (in the form of actual objects, written and graphic items) from the time Peter I until the present day (1701-the opening of the first school of mathematics and navigation in Moscow).
The museum offers both permanent and temporary exhibitions. The permanent exhibition consists of historical materials about the development of vocational training in Russia and St. Petersburg.
The temporary exhibitions form additions to permanent exhibition and represent, as a rule, the exploration in depth of the museum's main themes.