Attractions

Museum in Yakutsk

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 mammoth tusks, tiny sculptures adorned with precious stones and a r…
Museum in Yakutsk

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 boots, finely carved urns for kumiss), landscape paintings and …
Museum in Yakutsk

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 unexpected (and unfortunately soundtrack-free) Khomus Museum ha…
Museum in Yakutsk

Regional Museum

A good place to delve deeper into Sakha culture, it covers local minerals and the region’s first Russian settlers to go with the standard Soviet natural history and WWII exhibits. Outside, there’s a huge whale skele…
Museum in Yakutsk

Mammoth Museum and Archaeology & Ethnography Museum

All that permafrost in the area has resulted in some of the world’s best-preserved mammoth skeletons. You can see some at this excellent two-pack of museums. See if they’ll let you glimpse into the Mammoth Museum’s …
Museum in Yakutsk

Permafrost Kingdom

Yakutsk’s quirkiest attraction allows you to experience the region's famously frosty climes even at the height of the sweltering summer. At Permafrost Kingdom two neon-lit tunnels burrowed into a permanently frozen …
Museum in Yakutsk

Permafrost Institute

True permafrost nerds might check out the Permafrost Institute, about 2km west of the city centre. It has a lab that stays a constant –6°C, but high prices make this more of a tour-group option.
Monument in Yakutsk

Pyotr Beketov Monument

Church in Yakutsk

Transfiguration Church

Church in Yakutsk

Church of St Nicholas