This amazing museum is considered to be the most prestigious exhibition platform of the region and one of the largest museums in the Russian province. It is located in an incredibly beautiful historical building, constructed in Palace style. The museum includes the best collection of works of Russian avant-garde artists: about 35 thousand exhibits from the 16th till the 21st centuries. The main treasures are the pictures of Aivazovsky, Repin, Malevich, Levitan, Serov, Shishkin, and others.
Excursions are held in a very interesting way. At first, you`re told about artists and their works inside the museum and then you go out and learn in what places the pictures were painted, where the artists used to live, etc. If you have more time you can go by speed boat to Shiryaevo village and learn how Repin drew his famous picture “Boatmen on the Volga”.