Minsk is passionate in conserving their national and cultural heritage, thus, famous museums were built around the city to address the need for restoration and preservation of such artifacts.
Not only these museums hold important national and cultural items, but it is also has compelling architectural design. Here are some of the few notable museums in Minsk.
The National Museum of Culture and History of Belarus is the perfect museum to learn more about Minsk’s history. It is the leading Museum of the historic profile of the Republic of Belarus, the biggest collection of the monuments of material and spiritual culture of the Belarusian people from the ancient times to our days. Some items date back from 40, 000 B.C. up to present time.
On the other hand, if literature what interests you, Maxim Bogdanovich’s Literary Museumis the museum to go to. It is said to be one of the most beautiful museums of the Belarusian capital, housed in a two-storey brick building, a monument of the city architecture of the 19th century in the Troitskoye suburb, on the bank of the River Svisloch. Inside the museum, you can plunge in the unique poetic atmosphere of the house and learn some interesting facts about the life of some of the famous Belarusian writers.
Another literary museum in Minsk is the Yakub Kolas’ Memorial and Literary Museum. It is located on the territory of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences, among the old trees of the picturesque park the two 2-story building. The museum was named after the poet, Yakub Kolas, he lived in this building from 1944 up to his death. He was a poet, writer, dramatist, literary critic, pamphleteer, translator, scientist, teacher, public figure; one of the founders of the modern Belarusian literature and literary language; National Poet of Belarus; Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus. In his work the main features of the Belarusian poetry such as patriotism and preservation of folklore tradition are reflected. It was founded on the 4th of December, 1959. Expositions of the museum are dedicated not only to the life and personality of Yakub Kolas, but to the whole Soviet epoch of the National literature.
Home of more than 25,600 exhibits is The National Arts Museum, the biggest museum in the city. The basis of the collection was created in the first decades of the 20th century. During World War II, the museum was plundered by the Nazi. During the post-war period, due to the enthusiasm and dedicated work of the museum’s workers, it was reconstructed.
Whether it be literature, arts, or history, Minsk has a handful of museums to explore to.