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.



A commemoration meeting of Yuri Koval, artist, sculptor, screenplay writer and famous children’s writer of the Soviet Union and Russia, will take place in the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve on August 6. Almost everybody knows his creative work: if not pictures or books, than animated cartoons for sure.

Yuri Koval was no stranger to Kirillov and its outskirts. The collection of his stories “Chisty Dor” about the village with the same name located in the Kirillov district was published in 1970. The village of Odenyevo on the Tsypina Hill was probably his most favourable place. It became a home away from home for a lot of creative personalities.

Yuri Koval would be 75 this year. He died 20 years ago. The event in memory of this amazingly talented person will begin with an opening ceremony of the display Drawings of Yuri Koval in the conference hall of the museum at 15:00. Relatives and friends of Yuri Koval will take part in it. We invite everybody to attend the event! Admission is free. 10+.