Museum of the History of Permafrost Studies

 

A major objective of the Museum is to promote public understanding and appreciation of permafrost studies for the social, economic and cultural development of northern regions. The history of man-permafrost relationship, including the results of work of Russian permafrost scientists, is an important part of cultural heritage. With its education and information mission, the Museum seeks to spread knowledge of the permafrost, to promote interdisciplinary approaches, and to spark an interest in science and research in young people.

 

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The Museum displays historical photographs, maps, documents, equipment and other items illustrating the history of permafrost studies in northern Russia.

 

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The Melnikov memorial room features the original 1970s furniture from the office of Academician Pavel Melnikov, the founder of the Permafrost Institute (1908-1994), as well as his personal effects and documents.

 

 

Location

Right Wing, Second Floor

Melnikov Permafrost Institute

36, Merzlotnaya St.

Yakutsk, Russia

 

Opening Hours

The Museum is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Friday. Admission is free, but requires prior appointment.

 

Contact

Rozalia Ivanova

Museum Administrator

Tel.: 7-4112-334423

Mobile: +7 914-290-73-76

Email: r.n.ivanova@mpi.ysn.ru

 

 

 

Unless stated otherwise, all photographs on this website are by the Melnikov Permafrost Institute staff members
(Sergey Serikov, Yuri Murzin, Leonid Gagarin, Mikhail Grigoriev, Alexander Fedorov, Sergey Gulyi, Ivan Vakhrin, Andrey Litovko, Stepan Varlamov and others).


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