The National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan is the largest scientific research institution in the republic; it is of the national importance. The museum was opened in 1895 and its first name was the Kazan City Scientific and Industrial Museum. Now it occupies the beautiful building of the former Gostiny Dvor, which is a monument of architecture and history of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tatarstan.
Most of the exposition consists of the private collection of A.Likhachev, a well-known archaeologist, historian, collector of the Republic. You also find here the exhibits from the scientific and industrial exhibition of the year 1890. The museum possesses more than 780 thousand items. The museum is situated in the building of the former Kazan Gostiny Dvor, which is a monument of architecture and history of federal significance. It was first constructed in the XIX century, afterwards it was rebuilt several times, and the modern interesting architectural look was formed after the reconstruction in the 1990s.
Now the funds of the museum possess more than 805 400 items that are connected with the history of the Republic and have the great value for studying the history of the peoples of the Volga and the Urals regions.
The funds of the museum are:
Address: Kremlyovskaya Street, House 2