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Minsk Museums (Self Guided), Minsk

Minsk provides several important museums of interest. The doors are open and friendly to any visitor willing to learn more about this great city and its rich culture. Discover the unique collections and ancient artifacts of Minsk.
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Guide Name: Minsk Museums
Guide Location: Belarus » Minsk (See other walking tours in Minsk)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles
Author: Linda
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Museum of Fire-Fighting and Rescue of the Ministry of Emergencies
  • Museum of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • National Museum of Culture and History of Belarus
  • National Art Museum of the Republic Belarus
  • Vankovich Museum
  • Yanka Kupala Literary Museum
  • State Museum of Belarusian Literature History
  • Maxim Bogdanovich's Literary Museum
  • Museum of the Great Patriotic War
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Museum of Fire-Fighting and Rescue of the Ministry of Emergencies

1) Museum of Fire-Fighting and Rescue of the Ministry of Emergencies

The Museum of Fire-Fighting and Rescue opened its door for the first time on August 18, 2001. The museum consists of five separate sections, all of which educate visitors on all of the stages of formation and fighting against fire and natural disasters. The museum covers everything from the inception of fire-fighting in the Middle Age to the present day.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am - 1 pm; 2 pm - 6 pm
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Museum of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

2) Museum of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

The Museum of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is situated in the historic center of the city in a very exotic building that serves as a modern architectural monument. The museum opened on November 11, 1987. The exhibit offers a fantastic collection on the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
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National Museum of Culture and History of Belarus

3) National Museum of Culture and History of Belarus (must see)

The National Museum of Culture and History of Belarus is the biggest historical museum in the city. Tourists will cherish the unique collection of material and spiritual goods related to Minsk. The museum covers everything from 40,000 B.C. to present day.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm
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National Art Museum of the Republic Belarus

4) National Art Museum of the Republic Belarus

The National Art Museum of the Republic Belarus offers the most impressive collection of art in the local region. The collection of pre-revolutionary Russian and Belarusian, as well as Western and Eastern art composes the approximately 27,000 pieces of art found inside this terrific museum.

Operation hours: Monday, Wednesday - Sunday: 11 am - 7 pm
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Vankovich Museum

5) Vankovich Museum

The Vankovich Museum is a member of the National Art Museum in Minsk. The building in which the museum is located also serves as a monument of architecture from the Classicism era. Vankovich hosts three permanent exhibits: The Life and Creation of Valentin Vankovich, The Portrait of the Belarusian Manors, as well as The Interior of Manors in the Classical Era.

Operation hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
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Yanka Kupala Literary Museum

6) Yanka Kupala Literary Museum

The Yanka Kupala Literary Museum was established in 1944. Its collection is dedicated to one of the most important poets of the Belarusian people, Yanka Kupala. The museum contains not only his biography, but also the manuscripts, letters, and other documents related to Kupala.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:45 am - 5:45 pm; Thursday: 9:45 am - 8:30 pm
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State Museum of Belarusian Literature History

7) State Museum of Belarusian Literature History

The State Museum of Belarusian Literature History was established in 1987. The museum is located in one of the most beautiful regions of the city - Trinity Suburb. The State Museum of Belarusian Literature History is the leading museum in the documentation of the literary process in all of Belarus.

Operation hours: Mon-Sat: 10.30 am-1 pm; 1.30 pm-7 pm; closed on Sun.
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Maxim Bogdanovich's Literary Museum

8) Maxim Bogdanovich's Literary Museum

The Literary Museum opened its door in 1991, or the 100th year of birth for the great writer, Maxim Bogdanovich. The museum is considered one of the most interesting museums in the capital, located in a stone house which is also a fine architectural monument. Inside, visitors will enjoy the collection of books, manuscripts, photos, and other personal objects from the famous writer.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Museum of the Great Patriotic War

9) Museum of the Great Patriotic War (must see)

The Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum commemorates the efforts of the Great Patriotic War which took place after the end of Nazi occupation. The museum first opened shortly after the liberation of Minsk from Nazi invaders (1944), making it the first World War II museum to open during the course of the war. The exhibit relocated to its current location in 1966.

Operation hours: Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm; Wednesday, Sunday: 11 am - 7 pm

Walking Tours in Minsk, Belarus

Create Your Own Walk in Minsk

Create Your Own Walk in Minsk

Creating your own self-guided walk in Minsk is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Cultural Venues

Cultural Venues

Since Minsk serves as the capital of Belarus, the fine city is also at the center of the country's terrific culture. Here, tourists will admire a plethora of theaters, cinemas, as well as other cultural venues of interest. Discover just a few of them today!

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 Km or 3.6 Miles
Minsk Introduction Walk

Minsk Introduction Walk

When in Minsk, visitors are sure to discover a fantastic range of exotic places, valuable architectural spots, and cultural venues which combine to create Minsk's unforgettable landmarks. Do not hesitate to experience the deep culture of Minsk.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
The Frunzensky District of Minsk

The Frunzensky District of Minsk

The Frunzensky District is the largest of the nine districts of the city of Minsk. It was established on April 17, 1951, in connection with the rapid post-war development of the city. Today, it offers several fantastic spots and recreation options.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Minsk's Historical Churches Tour

Minsk's Historical Churches Tour

The religious life of Belarus has been strongly influenced by both the Orthodox and Catholic religions. Consequently, Minsk features several beautiful churches that are well worth your time and energy while in this fine city. Take a walk down Minsk religious sights today!

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 Km or 4.2 Miles