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"Korela", a museum-fortress

Subject / Museums
Subject / Ethnic culture//

"Korela", a museum-fortress (Priozersk Town, 3 Leningrad Road). The first local history exhibition was founded in 1894 in the Round (Pugachev's) Tower of the Keksholm citadel acoording the initiative of the Finnish archaeologist and ethnographer T. Swindt. During 1936-1939 the new building of the Kyakisalmsky Museum was built according to the project of the architect T. Anttilla at the place where the New Arsenal (of the 16th century) was located. During the Finnish-Soviet War of 1939-1940 the most valuable from 3000 exhibits were evacuated by Finns and those exhibits are placed in the museums of Helsinki and Joensuu. The contemporary museum of the local history was founded in Priozersk on 17 June 1962. The Museum funds were had to be stockpiled anew; on present days they include more then 16 thousand items. In 1992 the re-exposition was done in the museum placed in the Korela Fortress. The history past and the contemporary life of the region were presented in five departments of the museum exposition. The most valuable exhibition part is the archaeological collection from the dig on the territory of the Karelian Isthmus and the fortress. Exhibitions of local craftsmen and artists are held in the museum, the materials concerning the local history are published. Abour 18 thousand visitors visit the museum every year.

Margolis, Aleksandr Davidovich

Antilla, T.
Schwindt, Theodor

Topographical landmarks/Karelian Isthmus, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Priozersk District/Priozersk Town/Leningradskoye Shosse (Leningrad Highway)
Leningrad Oblast, the/Priozersk District/Priozersk Town

Приозерский историко-краеведческий музей: Корела-Кексгольм-Приозерск: Путеводитель по Приозерскому ист.-краевед. музею и крепости Корела. – Л., 1971. – 26 с.: ил.
Туристический путеводитель по Ленинградской области. М.; СПб., 2003, С.98
Приозерск .RU - официальный сайт г. Приозерска и Приозерского района Ленинградской области. URL:, С.98

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