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Things to Do

Walk in Malye Korely Museum of Northern Wooden Architecture

Located at a distance of 25 km from the centre of Archangel, this museum is an interesting treat for residents and guests of the city. On the hills close to the River Northern Dvina there is a tale of wooden design and construction. Visitors are able to see houses and barns, temples and bell towers (campaniles), windmills and bath-houses, all in all 120 buildings on the area of 140 hectares. You can look inside as well! On Saturdays and Sundays you can enjoy a carriage ride through the landscape.
There is a display board with the museum map (before the entrance). To get the most out of the visit take a guided tour. Entrance fee is 500 roubles.

See the Merchant Yard and the Local History Museum

This riverside museum is housed in a historical building. In the 17th century Archangel became the country’s only port to trade with Europe. So by royal edict the Merchant Yard was built there in 1668-1683. Overseas and Russian merchants, Mikhail Lomonosov and Tsar Peter the Great stayed here during their visits to Archangel. Today the remaining part of the Russian Merchant Yard is the architectural centre of the town.
Inside you can visit a permanent display dedicated to the history and culture of Pomorye in the 16th and 17th centuries. The exhibits consist of trade items, Dutch sailors’ artefacts, a customs treasury chest, etc. Entrance fee is 250 roubles. The museum is closed on Mondays. 

Visit Fine Arts Museum

Housed in a Soviet-time building in the city centre, at Lenin Square, the museum features a unique collection of old northern Russian icons, folk art and carved bone masterpieces. The museum regularly hosts interesting events like music gigs and exhibition openings. Entrance fee is 200 roubles. The museum is closed on Tuesdays.

Watch Birds

Bird watching only starts its development in the Archangel Region, Russia. For example, Kenozero National Park is a delight to birding enthusiasts as there are 260 bird species. Good news is that a new six-metre wooden viewing platform was built on the bank of Lake Pochozero. It gives a wonderful view to the area where the duck, goose, whooper swan and bewick’s swan nestle. Though to enjoy bird watching in the Park, you should have be prepared to travel 5 hours by train and 3 hours by bus.

Enjoy the Organ Music

Discover the Lutheran Kirk of St. Catherine (1768) which is a hall for chamber music concerts in Archangel today. A new organ, specially made in Germany, was installed here in 1991. It is the northernmost organ in the world so far. Welcome to organ music series for 2016: May 15, May 20, June 9, June 19, September.
Address: 3 K. Marx St., Archangel, Russia
Admission: 550 RUR

Upcoming Things to Do

We are pleased to invite you to the New Year's celebrations held in Arkhangelsk each year. There will be lots of fun events to take part in. Visit the ice town made by ice sculptors on the River Embankment. Choose a gift at the Christmas fair. Sledging, listening to bell ringing, watching street performances will definitely appeal to you!
Date: 1 January 2017 for 8 days.

Admission: free

Make Kozoolyas

Take part in the workshop to learn how to make the so-called kozoolya. It is a sweet cake flavoured with cinnamon, cardamom and cloves and cut in different shapes. Kozoolyas were typically baked for Christmas in Pomorye, in the north-west of Russia. Look at the best kozoolyas made by Archangel craftswomen in the A. Borisov Museum (3 Pomorskaya St.). For details of the workshop in kozoolya-making email us at ntcarh@gmail.com