The historical section in this museum has strikingly presented sections on the Soviet-era timber industry, Gulag camps and notably...
Good range of tour options.
City and regional excursions including themed tours to the Solovetsky Islands and one-week paddle-steamer cruises to Kotlas/Veliky Ustyug.
The Philharmonia hosts orchestral concerts and operas
Cheap but unusually presentable subterranean cafeteria.
Lonely Planet review
Arkhangelsk’s most compelling art gallery jams together a remarkable selection of 18th- to early-20th-century Russian paintings ranging stylistically from Stanislav Khlebovsky’s very operatic Death of Prince Oranskogo (1861) to Pili Petrovichev’s impres-sionist Beryozy (Birches, 1917). Upstairs are impressive icons, bone carvings and decorative art displays. However, the building containing all these delights is an architectural crime against humanity.