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Museums, art galleries and exhibitions

National Museum of Belarusian History and Culture

Ancient history of Belarus and Belarusians' way of life. Permanent exhibition of unique things made from stone, bone, wood, as well as archeological, ethnographic and other exhibits.
Open daily except Wed. 11-00 a.m. till 7-00 p.m.
Address: 12, K. Marx Str. 

Museum of Ancient Belarusian Culture

Halls of archeology, popular arts and paintings demonstrate the history and Belarusian people's traditions.
Open 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., closed on Saturday, Sunday.
Address: 1, Block 2, Surganov Str.

State Museum of Belarusian Folk Architecture and Everyday Life

Permanent exhibition  of genuine  Belarusian things of every day life as well as examples of specific features of folk architecture.
Open Tu. through Sun.  10-00 a.m. till 3-00 p.m.
Address: 1, Chicheryn Str.

Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "Zaslavl"

Tourists get to know peculiarities of the mode of life in the Belarusian province of the early XX century. Tours to a village house, barn, smithy and ethnographic complex "The Mill" are led by people in historical costumes. In the village house the guests are greeted by the miller's wife Zosya, who invites everybody to a table, where Belarusian national dishes can be enjoyed. Besides, this museum complex arranges exhibitions of tapestry and Belarusian national musical instruments.
Open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., closed on Monday.
Address: 4, Rynochnaya Str., Zaslavl.

Museum of Nature and Ecology of Republic of Belarus

Permanent  exhibition   presenting  the fauna and the flora of Belarus.
Open daily except Wen.11-00 a.m. till 6-00 p.m.
Address: 12, K. Marx Str.

Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War

Vast collection of documents and relics of Belarusian people's heroic struggle with German fascist invaders. The exposition tells about the history of freedom-fighters' movement and military activities of the Soviet Army on the territory of Belarus.
Open Tue. through Sun. 10-00 a.m. till 5-00 p.m.
Address: 25a, Independence Ave.  

First Congress of the Russian Social-Democratic Workers' Party Museum

Founded in 1923, this museum was formerly the home of Pyotr Rumyantsev who hosted the first Party congress in 1898. The building was destroyed during World War II (1941-1945), but reconstructed in 1948.
Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Wed.
Address: 31a, Independence Ave.

Museum of Belarusian Militia at Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republic of Belarus

Permanent exhibition updated on regular  basis  devoted  to the  national militia (police).
Open Mon. through Fri. 9-00 a.m. till 6-00 p.m.
Address: 7, Gorodskoy Val Str.

Fire Museum

The really fascinating history of Minsk's fire brigade with tours conducted by grinning firemen. 
Open 09:00 - 17:00. Closed Sat, Sun.
Address: 28, building 8, Kozlov Str.

Railway History Museum

Open 09:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00. Closed Sat., Sun.
Address: 7, Chkalov Str.

A. Bembel Museum of Modern Belarusian Sculpture

Along with permanent exhibits the works of young Belarusian sculptors as well as acknowledged masters are exhibited. Open Mon. through Sun.
Open 10-00 a.m. till 6-00 p.m.
Address: 29a, Y.Kolas Str.

Z.I. Azgur Memorial Museum

418 original sculptures. These are plaster portraits of State and Party leaders, figures of world and Soviet politics, culture and science. This museum is specially recommended her all admirers of Soviet monumental sculpture.
Open 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., closed on Monday, Tuesday.
Address: 8, Azgur Str.

National Arts Museum of the Republic of Belarus

Admirers of painting, sculpture and drawing can find a lot of interesting things in this museum. There are 14,000 masterpieces of Belarusian, Russian and foreign authors here, including such well-known as Pan, Byalynitsky-Biroulya, Kudrevich, Shishkin, Serov, Savrasov, Kanova.
Open 11 a.m.- 7 p.m., closed on Tuesday.
Address: 20, Lenin Str.

Museum of Modern Fine Arts

No permanent exhibition. Works of Belarusian and foreign painters are exhibited.
Open Mon. through Fri. 10-00 a.m. till 6-00 p.m.
Address: 47, Independence Ave.

Center of Arts “Zhilbel”

Personal exhibitions of recognized  Belarusian  painters as well as exhibitions for specific topics.
Open daily 11-00 till 7-00 p.m.
Address: 9a, M. Bogdanovich Str.

Republican Arts Gallery (the Palace of Arts)

Art exhibitions.
Open Tue. through Sun. 10-30 a.m. till 6-00 p.m., on Sun till 5-00 p.m.
Address: 3, Kozlov Str.

Gallery "Mastatstva"

Sale exhibitions of paintings, drawings, ceramics by Belarusian authors.
Open 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., closed on Sunday.
Address: 12, Independence Ave.

Gallery "Upper town"

Sale exhibition of masterpieces by Belarusian authors of various styles and trends.
Paintings and drawings are exhibited here.
Open 10a.m.-7p.m., Saturday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed on Sunday.
Address: 5, Svoboda Sq.

Gallery "BelArt"

The picture gallery of the Belarusian Artists' Union. Works by Belarusian artists are exhibited
here. Minor personal expositions are arranged as well.
Open 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., closed on Sunday.
Address: 21, Volodarsky Str.

Gallery of National Decorative and Applied Art

Sale exposition of souvenirs from Belarusian, Lithuanian and Russian skilled craftsmen.
Items of decorative and applied art, sculpture, tapestry, panels of batik, wooden and ceramic articles.
Open 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 2-7 p.m., closed on Saturday, Sunday.
Address: 5, 0ktyabrskaya Str.

Museum "The Vankovich's House, culture and art of the first half of the 19th century"

Opened in 2000 on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the artist Vankovich. The museum's first and second halls are dedicated to Vankovich's life and works, and display archive documents, photos of the portraits painted by Vankovich and original pieces of painting and decorative and applied arts. The interior of the study and the grand partour has been restaured based on drawings and written documents. A portrait gallery occupies three rooms. The portraits well match the museum's overall concept giving a better ideas of the late 18th - first half of the 19th centuries household arrangement. Along with photos and archive material artworks created by artists - Vankovich's contemporaries - are exhibited as well. Open W-Su 10am-5pm. 33A Ul. Internatsionalnaya. T: 227 87 96.