The museum in Izborsk was created in 1964 as the people's museum on public basis. In 1970 the museum became the branch of the Pskov State historian-architectral and artistic museum-preserve. In 1993 the museum of defense artistic Izborsk gets a status of juridical person. By the Resolution of RF Government from 16.01.96 N43 it was transformed to the State historian-architectral and natural-landscape museum-preserve "Izborsk" with the general area of territiry 7734 hechtares.
The territory of the Museum-preserve comprises Izborsk-Maly valley of itself. In the Preserve Inhere: the Truvurov hill-fort (VII - XIII century), fortress (XIV - XVIII th century), Maly's priori ( XV century), churches and chapels of the XIV - XX century, numerous monuments of archeology.
At the structure of the museum-preserve works scientifically-fund, scientific, natural-landscape subdivisions. The funds of the museum keeps 50054 objects. It works the following exposures and extibitions: "The History of Izborsk in VIII - XVII century", "Aplied arts of Izborsk". The museum leads a work on organization the Ethnographic museum of Seto nationality. At the museum worcs the Public film and photo studio "Slavyanka" and historical circle.
The museum have constraction, restoration services with joiner's, fitter's and smithy wokshope, quarry for mining of limestone, functions a safety service, transport-technical service.
The museum affords for tourists following servises: motor parking, boat station, hose routes, inn house, art and "merchant: shops.