Museum of Local Lore

Welcome to the Website of the Museum of Local Lore!

Here you will find information about the history of the first Polotsk museum, one out of eleven museums existing nowadays, about its exposition and the most interesting exhibits.

The oldest museum of the town will tell you about Polotsk as about the capital of the oldest eastern Slavic princedom - the cradle of Belarusian statehood and spirituality; will inform you about the development of international trade relationships of the town and difficult times during the years of endless wars. In halls of the museum you will find out how Polotsk has become the centre of enlightenment and the international Jesuitical capital; about glorious cadet traditions and about Polotsk life being a part of the Russian Empire, the USSR and in the present.

People create the history of the town. The exposition will tell you about famous Polotsk citizens, who have glorified their town beyond the measures of the Motherland and about many other things.