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, an opening ceremony of the new display about army general Yuri Nikolaevich Baluyevsky, outstanding combat leader of Russia, will take place in the Museum of Town and District History (at 103 Gagarin Street) on September 1. It will begin at 2 p.m. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

The list of famous natives of the Kirillov district includes 16 generals, but only one of them managed to become Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (2004-2008). Yuri Nikolaevich Baluyevsky studied in the Kirillov Secondary School, leaving it in 1965. His life and military career are an example of honest and selfless service of the country.

The Kirillov district is proud of the fact that Y.N. Baluyevsky has risen to the highest pitch of greatness that only a few out of hundreds of thousands of officers can do. The general doesn’t forget his childhood friends, classmates and teachers and always visits the town of his youth. In July 2015, he handed over his full-dress uniform and a complex of documents and photographs to the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve. These materials will be presented at the new exhibition in the Museum of Town and District History.