Museums

Brest Regional Museum of Local Lore

Founded in 1945 in Brest. Opened to the public on June 22, 1957. Since 1990, it has been housed in a building built at the beginning of the XX century, which is included in the State List of Historical and Cultural Values of the Republic of Belarus. The total exhibition area of the main museum and its branches is 3458.8 m2, the exhibition area is 504.6 m2. On the first floor of the museum there is an exhibition "Native Nature", which presents the main groups of plants and animals of the Brest region. On the second floor-the exhibition "The history of the Brest region from ancient times to the beginning of the XXI century." The museum fund has 23 collections, some of which are unique. The museum has 4 branches: the archaeological museum "Berestye", the museum " Museum of Rescued Art Treasures", the art Museum, the museum "Kamianetskaya Tower".

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Brest, Karl Marks street

Berestye Archaeological Museum

"Berestye", archaeological museum, branch of the Brest Regional Museum of Local Lore. The only museum in the world of the medieval East Slavic city. Founded in 1977 in Brest, it was opened to the public in 1999. The total exhibition area is 1370 m2. It is located on the Volyn fortification of the Brest Fortress on the site of the ancient Berestya settlement of the XIV century. In 1969-1981, during excavations by archaeologists of the Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus under the direction of Doctor of Historical Sciences P. F. Lysenko, a relatively small area revealed a high concentration of well-preserved buildings, which made it possible to create a unique museum. Numerous archaeological finds of the XI – XV centuries give an idea of the economic and cultural life of the ancient city, the occupations of its inhabitants. The basis of the museum's exposition is an archaeological excavation (an area of 1118 m2). At a depth of 4 meters, there is a part of the craft quarter – 28 wooden residential buildings.

Brest, Brest Fortress, Hospital Island

Winter Garden

The Winter Garden is an educational and methodological building of the Pushkin State University. The territory of the garden is divided into three climatic zones: tropics, subtropics and deserts.

A special climate and soil are for each zone, which made it possible to grow the appropriate plants. In the tropics, you can admire ferns and orchids, in the subtropics, lemon and pomegranate trees are demonstrated, there is a good collection of george, gasteria, agave, milkweed and various cacti in the desserts.

Museum Rescued Art Treasures

The museum is a branch of the Brest Regional Museum of Local Lore. Opened on February 4, 1989 in Brest in a building built in 1927 by architect Y. Lisetsky, it is an architectural monument. Its exposition consists entirely of works of art and antiques confiscated by customs during an attempt to illegally export them abroad. About 300 exhibits are presented in 10 halls. The exhibition includes works of Russian iconography of the XVI-early XX centuries, jewelry of the world-famous Faberge, Ovchinnikov, etc., and art of the Eastern countries. European decorative and applied art of the XVIII-beginning. XX century. represented by antique furniture, works of bronze, porcelain. The exhibition of paintings is dominated by creative works of landscape and portrait genres, artists I. I. Aivazovsky, G. G. Myasoedov, S. A. Vinogradov, A. G. Goravsky, P. Ya. Raud, etc. the graphics section contains works by F. A. Bronnikov, M. A. Vrubel, and F. Leger.

Brest, Lenin street, 39

Museum of Railway techniks

It is dedicated to railways and railway equipment was opened in Brest in 2002. The idea of open this museum belongs to labor veteran, the first director of the Brest museum to Arkady Privetenyu.

The museum is a collection of 68 samples of full-scale railway equipment in the open air on three exposition tracks 1.2 km long. A special feature of the museum is that all exhibits, including military steamer trains as well as carriages are in a working order which allows them to be used on excursion  trips and filmings.

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Brest, Masherov Avenue, 2

Museum of the Brest City History

It was opened in 1998 in Brest. It is located in the area of historical buildings that arose in the 1920s-1930s. The museum building was designed by the Polish architect Y. Lisetsky and is an architectural monument.
The total exhibition area is 199 m2. The exhibition has sections "Architectural appearance and historical life of the city XI – the first half of the XIX", "Construction and development of the city in a new place in the mid-XIX-1940s XX", "Modern city". The most valuable exhibits are documents of the XVII century; the Brest clock of 1767; a hoard of coins (solidov) minted at the Brest Mint (1665-66); archaeological finds discovered during excavations on the territory of the medieval Brest castle and the Bernardian women; plans of the XIX century; personal belongings of citizens. There is a copy of the famous Brest Bible, which was published on September 4, 1563 in the Brest printing house by order and with the money of the Berestei headman, chancellor of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Prince Nikolai the «Black» Radziwill.

Museum of the Defense of the Brest Fortress

The Museum was opened in 1956 in the defense barracks of the fortress, an architectural monument of the late 19th century.

The main purpose of building it was a room-museum, which was opened on the first floor of the barracks of the sapper battalion, where the room of Military glory was opened here. Then they were given exhibits for predisposition.

Today, positional area 1000 m2, of exhibition halls. The portraits of the defenders of the fortress are placed on the first floor, the pictures are painted by the artist P. Durchin.

Brest, Brest Fortress

Working hours: 9 a.m – 6 p.m
The ticket office is open until 5:30
Free admission: last Friday of each month.
Art Museum

Art Museum, a branch of the Brest Regional Museum of Local Lore. Founded in 2000 in Brest, in 2002 it was opened in the Southern Barracks of the Brest Fortress. The total exhibition area (10 halls) of the museum is 1100 m2, the exhibition area (2 halls) is 140 m2. The exhibition covers the entire period of the existence of the Brest regional organization of the Belarusian Union of Artists and allows you to trace the development of the fine arts of the Brest region, decorative and applied art of the second half of the XX-beginning of the XXI, to get acquainted with folk art crafts.

Brest, Brest Fortress. Southern barrack 224018

Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (March – October)
10 a.m – 5 p.m (November – February)
Monday-Tuesday days off
The museum of Great Patriotic War

The area of Peace

The museum was opened on June 22, 2014 in the southern barracks of Brest Fortress (not far from the monument "Thirst")

The exhibits from eight halls. A distinctive feature of the exhibition is the use of modern technologies.

In addition, there are more than two thousand items, here you can look through an electronic memory book, get the information screen, walk through three-arched gate under the starry sky...

Brest, Brest Fortress

Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Ticket office works until 6:30 p.m
Tuesday day off
Free admission – last Friday of every month.
The fifth Fort of the Brest Fortress

The fifth fort was built in 1878-1888, modernized in 1908-1911. It is located in a 4 km south-western direction from Brest Fortress in “Gershony” district of Brest.

It occupies the area 0.79 km2. The number of defensive objects of the Brest-Litovsk Fortress are on the territory of the 5th  fort. The fort has a pentagonal shape. It was built from brick, surrounded by an earthen rampart with a moat filled with water. In this rear part, a barrack for the garrison of eleven casemates was built, heaped with earth from the side of ground front.

 In the front part there was a front caponier fortification, which was capable of fighting in two of firing in two opposite directions for six guns, connected with barracks with a central porch (an underground corridor connecting various structures of the fort between itself.

Brest(Gershony village), Starodozhnaya street 99

Working hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (seven days a week)