A good place to delve deeper into Sakha culture, the Regional History Museum contains local minerals, information on the region’s first Russian settlers and a mammoth skeleton alongside the standard Soviet natural history and WWII exhibits. Outside, there’s a huge whale skeleton found in 1961, as well as the original museum building, a charming wooden structure full of traditional furnishings.
Yakutsk Regional History Museum
Get In Touch
Nearby Yakutsk attractions
1. Treasury of the Sakha Republic
Pay a visit to this unique museum for a look at Yakutia's rich mineral wealth combined with fine craft traditions. You'll see exquisite carvings in…
2. Lenin Statue
Vlad Ilych still stands on Yakutsk's main square doing a particularly directional pose.
3. Pyotr Beketov Monument
This rather brash gold-plated pillar in the old town honours Cossack explorer and founder of Yakutsk, Pyotr Beketov.
4. National Art Museum
If time is limited, don't miss this excellent museum, with Sakha-themed exhibits covering local craftmaking traditions (mammoth tusk carvings, reindeer…
5. Transfiguration Church
This mid-19th-century church with gorgeous golden domes in Yakutsk's old town is the city's most attractive.
6. Khomus Museum
Khomus (Jew’s harps) play a big part in Sakha culture. Concerts occur year-round, when performers imitate natural sounds such as a horse neighing. The…
7. Mammoth Museum
Despite its rather exciting-sounding name, this one-room museum is rather a let-down due to its total lack of signage in English. On the plus side, there…
8. Archaeology & Ethnography Museum
These two separately run museums are in the same building; sadly, neither enjoys the luxury of signage in English. On the bottom three floors you'll find…