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.



Dear visitors, the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve presents the new display titled “Rostov Enamel of the 18th-21st Centuries: From Icon to Decoration”. We invite everybody to attend the opening ceremony scheduled for August 6. It will begin in the Refectory at 2 p.m.

Visitors will be able to see exhibits from the holdings of the State Museum-Reserve Rostov Kremlin that possesses one of the largest enamel collections in Russia. It is the local art of enamel work on metal. You will learn about the development history of his well-known craft from its origin (the second half of the 18th century) up to the present.