A tourist attraction "Museum of Nature" is located in a beautiful building within the administrative centre of the State Nature Protection Institution National Park " Pripyatsky " in agro-town Lyaskovichi.
The history of the museum stems back to March 6, 2008 with a Decree (No. 116)"On approval of the state program for the development of the system of specially protected areas for 2008-2014." signed by the president of Belarus A.G. Lukashenko.
The museum was built in 2010, and the first tourists were invited to visit the nature hall the following year.
Officially, the TO"Museum of Nature" was opened by the president of Belarus on August 25, 2012 - this was purposefully planned to coincide with the festival of ethnocultural traditions "Call of Polesie".
The main task, and subsequently the purpose, of the museum is to promote the principles of nature protection and the formation of an ecological worldview. This ensures preservation and popularisation of the traditional culture of Polesie, with a brief introduction into the history of the National Park.
There is a geological exposition in the museum hall, from which you can learn about the soil cover, glaciation and the geological structure, on the diagram of the summary section of the Turov geological well with a depth of 2.km 305 m. Traveling by steamship along Pripyat, near the Doroshevichi village, you can see the outcropping of the Muravyinsky interglacial deposits 130-110 -- 115-75 thousand years ago.
The archeology hall will take you to the time of the primitive hunters. You will see and hear when the territory of the National Park was inhabited, and learn of how the people lived on the ancient floodplain of the river. The stands show a part of the archaeological collection found during excavations of ancient settlements along Pripyat.
Which states the NP territory was included in different periods, which historical figures lives are connected with this land, the history of the NP creation - you will hear this and much more in the hall of history.
In the nature hall, there are groups of NP landscapes, where you can observe 56 species of birds including 8 predatory, 8 species of fish, 18 species of animals. The biological diversity of the Pripyat Polesie is evident, and incredibly interesting, which you can see it in the nature hall.
The Ethnography Hall takes visitors back to the 19th century, where they can see the Poleshuk activities of the late 19th century; namely: fishing, hunting, agriculture, weaving, pottery, archaic beekeeping and hunting.
It will be possible to plunge into the everyday life of a traditional Polesie family. Discover a house, courtyard, some household inventory and national costumes when you enter the household hall.
The hall of waterways will take you along the path "from the Varangians to the Greeks." You will learn about the Pripyat role in the economic life of population and countries.
Picturesque backdrops in the nature hall and at the bee-keeping and hunting exposition in the hall of ethnography were painted by Belarusian artists.
The museum has a conference room with a one hundred seat capacity, and includes a screen, projector, computer for seminars, lectures and film demonstrations.
There are souvenirs made by Belarusian craftsmen that are made of flax, ceramics, straw and vines for tourists in the souvenir shop.
The museum has an exhibition hall.
Opening hours: from 8.30 to 17.30.
The ticket office is open: from 8.30 to 17.00.
Entrance for visitors: from 8.30 доto 17.00.
Group applications through the tourism department. Tel.+375-2350-57-0-17
Prices on the National Park website.