Tomsk Art Museum


Well worth popping into for its wide range of permanent and temporary exhibits. The highlight is the collection of 19th- and early 20th-century Russian art; there's also a small exhibit of 12th- to 13th-century religious icons.

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Nearby Tomsk attractions

1. Chekhov Statue

0.24 MILES

On the riverbank, this cheeky Chekhov statue was sculpted in bronze for the 400th anniversary of the city’s founding. Rubbing its well-polished nose is…

2. Prospekt Lenina 56

0.25 MILES

This lovely old house marks the start of a street that's home to a number of attractive wooden buildings.

3. Ploshchad Lenina

0.27 MILES

Central pl Lenina isn’t really a square so much as a jumbled collection of beautifully restored historic buildings interspersed with banal Soviet concrete…

4. Red Mosque

0.29 MILES

This modest mosque, dating from 1904, was used as a vodka factory by the atheist Soviets, but was reopened to worshippers in 1997.

5. Iverskaya Chapel

0.38 MILES

Topped with a golden angel and right beside a Lenin statue, is the Iverskaya Chapel whose celebrated icon is dubbed ‘Tomsk’s Spiritual Gateway’.

6. Lenin Statue

0.38 MILES

This frustrated Lenin statue, now relegated to a traffic circle, points at the ugly concrete of the Tomsk Drama Theatre, apparently demanding ‘build more…