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State Art Museum

The highlight is the museum's collection of 65 original paintings by Nikolai Rerikh on the second floor, mostly mountainscapes from the celebrated drifter's time in the Himalayas. The second floor also has a room of…
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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

The 1898 Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a red-brick Byzantine-style building with gilded domes and colourful murals.
Top Choice Museum in Novosibirsk

N.K. Rerikh Museum

This museum is dedicated to the works and life of the painter Nikolai Rerikh (Nicholas Roerick), beloved in these parts because of his life-long passion for Altai. While the many paintings on display are reproductio…
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USSR Museum

While the collection of '70s Soviet bric-a-bric in this basement museum isn't particularly original, you get free rein over the place, which means photo ops galore. Dress yourself up (don't worry, it's allowed!) as …
Museum in Novosibirsk

State Museum

In an elegant mansion, the Regional Museum was closed for renovations when we last visited. It has Altai shaman coats, cutaway pioneer houses and some splendid religious artefacts.
Church in Novosibirsk

Cathedral of the Ascension

The gold-domed 1914 Cathedral of the Ascension has a wonderful, colourful interior with a soaring central space that’s unexpected from its fairly squat exterior appearance.
Church in Novosibirsk

Chapel of St Nicholas

The pretty little Chapel of St Nicholas was said to mark the geographical centre of Russia when it was built in 1915. Demolished in the 1930s, it was rebuilt in 1993 for Novosibirsk’s centenary. Today it is an oasis…
Monument in Novosibirsk

Monument to First Traffic Light

This humorous monument is based at the rumoured site of the city’s first ever traffic light.
Monument in Novosibirsk

Lenin Statue

This is a particularly dashing statue of Lenin wearing a flapping coat. He's flanked by waving partisans vainly trying to direct the chaotic traffic.