Vishnetsk Ecological and Historical Museum
Kaliningrad region, Nesterovsky district, Krasnolesye village, Shkolnaya ul., building 5a
Tel.: +7 (906) 212-68-23
Tue – Sun: from 10:00 to 18:00
Mon: day off
Adult ticket – 70 rubles
Children’s ticket – 50 rubles
Excursion per group – 300 rubles
Vishtynetsk gnomes’ treasures interactive program cost (for groups of 15 to 20 people) – 350 rub per participant
Detailed information regarding the cost of the workshops and nature excursions can be found on the museum website: www.wystynez.ru
The museum founders
Alexey Sokolov and Eduard Barsukov
The idea of creating a museum appeared in 2001 to a group of like-minded friends as an opportunity to preserve one of the unique natural-historical places of the Kaliningrad region and contribute to its development.
The museum invites its visitors to get acquainted with the nature and history of the Vishtynetsk Upland, the unique natural and historical complex of the Romintsky forest preserve/Vishtynetskoye Lake at the junction of the three state borders of Russia, Lithuania and Poland. The museum has a permanent exhibition and exhibition hall. Children’s and family groups with children can become participants in various master classes, as well as the fascinating Vishtynetsk gnomes’ treasures program, which introduces the diversity and beauty of the local stones. The museum has an information and tourist center and a museum post office, where one is able to mail a postcard showcasing views of the Romintsky Forest preserve, accompanied by the museum stamp.
In total, the museum collection has about 3,000 items. These are mainly natural-historical objects collected within the last decade. The museum funds contain about 40 household items from the late 19th – the first half of the 20th century. There is a collection of historical photographs of nature and the settlements of the Romintsky Forest preserve, as well as postcards from the first half of the 20th century in digital format. In addition, the museum has a collection of color and black and white photo negatives (620 pieces) in storage, as well as an extensive collection of the digital Vishtynetsk Upland photographs on various subjects.