Anapa Museum of Local History

Anapa Museum of Local History. What do you have to know about it?

To begin with, the Anapa Museum of Local History is located near the central embankment, just a few hundred meters from the famous Anapa lighthouse. Despite its proximity to the sea, the small building of the old Shtetnev gymnasium is quite quiet. So you can combine business and a rest from the city rush and know the rich history of Anapa.

From the Kingdom of the Bosporus to the Russian Federation

Also the museum workers achieved almost incredible results, as they accommodated 25 centuries of Anapa history just in a few rooms. All that you can  find in Anapa Museum of Local History.

The pride of the museum is a rich collection of armor, daggers and sabers. The exhibition is devoted to the Turkish period of the history of Russia. It is much more “peaceful” and consists mainly of household items. In addition to the usual scissors, mirrors and sleeves, you can find really interesting exhibitions. For example, the clay tubes decorated with silver and gold.

Not everyone could find the treasure, but everyone can see it. Yes, yes, real treasure! It was found in the suburb of Anapa and transferred to the Local Museum of Wisdom. Now any visitor can admire the well-preserved collection of Turkish coins and silver.

The 19th century holds a special place in the history of Anapa. Also a rich collection of documents, diagrams and photographs of those times will tell the visitor how Anapa first became the part of Russia, and then became a flourishing complex.

The City of military glory

The museum represents the Soviet era, starting with an artillery cannon and a sea mine at the entrance to the museum, ending with a completely new composition dedicated to the role of the city in the Great Patriotic War. After the reconstruction in 2013, the museum equipped with a special interactive lighting and even the installation of artificial smoke. Not in all metropolitan museums you can find something like that! A special exhibition “Made in the USSR” represents the post-war period.

The Anapchans themselves donate most of the exhibits to the Anapa Museum of Local History. That is a clear testimony to the love of the people for their hometown.

Three dioramas are devoted to the flora and fauna of the Black Sea coast: “Floods”, “Forest” and “Steppe”.