History of the region based on the materials of archeological excavations is being opened on the lowest floor of the Church of the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple with the refectory. It is the first full exhibition representing archaeology of the Belozersk district in the Vologda Region. Materials of the monastery archeology are displayed for the first time in our region. More than 4000 archeological objects dating back to different chronological periods are represented there: from the Mesolithic period (9000 B.C.) till the late Middle Ages.
At the end of the 20th early 21st century considerable restoration work has been carried out in the Kirillo-Belozersky museum-reserve. Museumfication of the monuments is being realized at the same time. One of the most interesting architectural buildings of the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery is the Monks cells. In the process of its restoration architects and restorers managed to discover complicated structure of this dwelling house of the 17th-19th centuries.
Exhibitions dedicated to the folk applied art and handicrafts of the Belozersk district are placed in the spacious vaulted chambers of the monastery cook-house of the 16th century. An important place is occupied by wood-carving, ceramics, peasant embroidery, weaving, lace-making and a folk female costume of the 19th-early 20th centuries.



The Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve continued expanding the control system of temperature and humidity conditions “Wi-climate” in the middle of July. It is based on wireless autonomous meters. All data from them come in online mode to the computer of the museum employee who is responsible for the microclimate state of the architectural monuments. It is worth reminding that earlier this system was installed in the House of the Father Superior, the Refectory, the Dormition (Assumption) Cathedral, and the building of the former religious school.

Now there are such meters in the Treasury Chamber and the Church of St. John Climacus. In future it is planned to install them in the Cook-house and the Cooking or Vinegar cells (the Open Storage of Ceramics. At present the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve is the unique museum in Russia where this system is applied.

Previous news about the system of temperature and humidity conditions:

New control system of temperature and humidity conditions was installed in the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve

Information about state of architectural monuments is available for museum visitors