Things to do in Veliky Novgorod, Northwestern District: The Best Specialty Museums

May 22, 2022 Sheron Bogner

Immerse yourself in Russian history with a trip to Veliky Novgorod. The town is best known for its incredible medieval churches and monuments, including the 11th century St. Sophia Cathedral. These are some of the oldest buildings in Russia, set in a small town that's easy to get around. Easily accessible by train, bus or car, it's a popular getaway from St. Petersburg.
Restaurants in Veliky Novgorod

1. Center of Musical Antiquities

Ilyina, 9B, Veliky Novgorod 173000 Russia +7 816 263-50-19 [email protected] http://www.centrpovetkina.ru
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Center of Musical Antiquities

The center of musical antiquities executes the scientific program for detection and restoration in forms and sounding of ancient music instruments of the 10-15th centuries, evidence of which archaeologists discover in the old part of Veliky Novgorod. The cultural and educational program of the Center includes exhibitions, tours, consulting, lecture-demonstrations dedicated to the musical culture of ancient Novgorod.

Reviewed By Getaway469567 - St. Petersburg, Russia

Various ancient music instruments presented here will tell their story. If you are visiting Veliky Novgorod you must visit this wonderful place with the great atmosphere. You will be told a story of the ancient Russian city, the medieval capital through acquaintance with the music of this time. The storyteller is genius, who loves her work and keeps this place. The museum was created by Vladimir Povetkin, who was a legendary person in Novgorod, he reconstructed many instruments by himself and was playing them. The excursion during the working days is mainly dedicated to the history of the city and this amazing place while the musical instruments are the focus of the story during the weekends. Anyways, we have enjoyed music from all the instruments in the end of our excursion. We were about to dance as they sound amazing! We are truly grateful to the highly dedicated and professional staff of the museum. We will come back!

2. The Printing Workshop of Velikiy Novgorod

Ilina, 2, Veliky Novgorod 173000 Russia +7 911 600-22-69 [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/print.storona/
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The Printing Workshop of Velikiy Novgorod

The Printing Workshop of Velikiy Novgorod. Museum of the printing art history and a Russian folk picture.

3. Novgorod State Integrated Museum Reserve

Kreml Territoriya, 11, Veliky Novgorod 173007 Russia +7 816 277-36-08 http://novgorodmuseum.ru/muzej-zapovednik/velikij-novgorod/1-novgorodskij-kreml.html
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5.0 based on 175 reviews

Novgorod State Integrated Museum Reserve

4. Vitoslavitsy Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture

Yurevskoe shosse, Veliky Novgorod 173007 Russia +7 816 277-81-60 http://www.novgorodmuseum.ru/vitoslavlicy
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4.5 based on 929 reviews

Vitoslavitsy Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture

Reviewed By annae937 - Cape Cod, United States

My friends brought me here to see this living history museum while I was visiting Russia. The museum is broken into a series of regions and eras, ranging from the yurt exhibit as you come in, to examples of wooden churches, ordinary houses from various regions, and other interesting exhibits. I would compare this to the Highland Folk Museum in Newcastle, Scotland; or Plimoth Plantation or Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts, USA (though a lot less "reenactor" staff than Plimoth plantation). Worth a detour out of your way if you love living history, architecture, and to go poking in cupboards and historical buildings.

5. Children's Museum Centre

Kreml Territoriya, 3, Veliky Novgorod 173007 Russia
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Children's Museum Centre

6. Fine Arts Museum

Pobedy-Sofiyskaya Sq., 2, Veliky Novgorod 173007 Russia
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

Fine Arts Museum

7. Likhudov Building Museum

Kreml Territoriya, 12, Veliky Novgorod 173007 Russia
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Likhudov Building Museum

8. Porcelain Museum Shop

Desyatinny Monastyr, 6, Veliky Novgorod 173007 Russia +7 911 644-02-91 [email protected] http://artmus.natm.ru
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Porcelain Museum Shop

9. Sofiyskaya Zvonnitsa Museum

Kreml Territoriya, 5, Veliky Novgorod 173007 Russia
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Sofiyskaya Zvonnitsa Museum

10. Vorotnaya Bashnya Gostinogo Dvora Museum

Nikolskaya, 3A, Veliky Novgorod 173000 Russia
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Vorotnaya Bashnya Gostinogo Dvora Museum

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