N. R. Roerich`s Museum in Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk, ul. Kommunisticheskaya, building 38
Tel.: +7 (383) 218-06-71, +7 (913) 720-00-77
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: from 11:00 to 19:00/18:00
Full ticket – 200 rubles
Students and pensioners – 100 rubles
Students (under 17 years) – 50 rubles
Preschoolers – free
Audio guide in Russian – 100 rubles
Audio guide in English, German
French – 200 rubles
Excursions without extra pay, scheduled
Owner of the museum
Founder of the museum
Natalia Dmitrievna Spirina (1911-2004)
Director of the museum
Olga Andreevna Olkhovaya
Year of foundation: 1997 – the beginning of construction
2001 – unofficial opening
2007 – official opening
The Roerich Museum in Novosibirsk is one of the ten museums in the world that is dedicated to the great Russian artist. Roerich attached great importance to Siberia, predicting a great future for this region. In 1926, the expedition, headed by him, visited Novosibirsk and Altai.
The museum was built with the method of folk construction – on the voluntary donations of many people and organizations. Many people came here to participate in the construction.
Natalia Dmitrievna Spirina, the initiator and inspirer of the construction of the museum, a well-known Roerich admirer, poet, and novelist, was 86 years old when the construction started. People responded willingly to her call to create a museum. Being a spiritual disciple of the closest disciple of N. Roerich – B. N. Abramov, a man of high culture, she developed the best human qualities in herself; this is what inspired and warmed people`s hearts.
The construction of the Roerich`s Museum in Novosibirsk began with the complete reconstruction of a dilapidated kindergarten in 1997. There was a great interest in the museum, so the exhibitions and slide programs were organized for visiting guests, even in unpainted rooms!
Nowadays, the Museum of N. K. Roerich is carrying out broad cultural and educational work: exhibitions, literary and musical slide programs, social and scientific conferences, round tables, and concerts.
The exhibition includes photographs of the Roerich family from the archive of the Nicholas Roerich Museum in new York, paintings and high-quality reproductions of paintings by N. K. and S. N. Roerich, personal belongings of the Roerich family and the items brought by them from the Central Asian expedition, and paintings by other artists.
In the office of N. D. Spirina you can see her archive, watercolors, and personal things of B. N. Abramov.
The Peace Bell and memorial chapel of Saint Sergius are also located on the territory of the Roerich’s Museum.
The museum is a travelling one and provides exhibitions to other organizations. The museum is located in Novosibirsk.