Museum cultural and scientific centre “Gostiny Dvor” is also an educational and information area, where you can get different information about the region’s history, culture and nature. It is also known as a leisure centre where the concerts of jazz and classical music and folklore festivals and other events are held.
It is one of the oldest museums in the North-West of Russia. It is located in the building which dates back to 17-18 centuries. Gostiny Dvor was being built by the order of the tsar Aleksey Mikhailovich in 1668-83. It was one of the most grandiose buildings of that time, occupying the area of about 9 hectares.
During the Great Patriotic War there was telecommunications facility of the White Sea military Fleet. This military unit provided a link in the western sector of Arctic up to the Kara sea.
The restoration of the monument of a federal level “Arkhangelsk Gostiny Dvor” began in 1992, but the main volume of the restoration was completed in 2009-2010.
The exhibition “The History and culture of Pomorie since the ancient times”, where the monuments of material and spiritual culture of the northerners, collected for several years are represented, tells about the region’s history. The exhibitions in two halls are devoted to M.V.Lomonosov’s life and activity. They are “M.V.Lomonosov’s homeland” and “M.V.Lomonosov’s laboratory”.