It’s still worth a visit. It’s recently renovated and changed a place. This is a good place to get to know the local area. It has an introduction to the local natural landscape, and more importantly, there are many war items from the Second World War.
Murmansk has many museums, this one mainly displays the history of this ancient city. After the fierce impact of the Second World War, Hong Kong did not freeze the support of the war.
It shows the history and development of their region, but also shows their ambition, especially for the development of a railway from Moscow to Murmansk port. The project is huge, because Murmansk is located in the Arctic Circle, with snow and ice all year round. I should also mention that their staff are all old ladies, the service is very good, very elegant and temperamental.
Walk north along Lenin Avenue for about 500 meters and you will see a pale blue four-story building on your left. The outside looks as simple as a polar region, that is, the Museum of Topography in Murmansk Region. The museum is relatively simple and the fare is very cheap, but only 50 rubles, but the content is very rich. The Kola Peninsula, where Murmansk Oblast is located, is extremely rich in various mineral resources, especially non-ferrous metals. It is one of the largest and deepest above-ground boreholes in the world. The Kola ultra-deep drill, which is more than 12,000 meters deep into the strata, is also there. Here. Not only minerals, but also aquatic resources near the Kola Peninsula, which has been known as the "land with many fishes" since ancient times. The underwater world of the Ministry of Nature and the animal specimens on the forest wasteland are vivid. The focus of the museum is still on the historical part. On top of the various exhibits, there are murals reflecting the main body of this part, so even if you can't understand the text, you can understand the main idea. The earliest inhabitants of Murmansk Oblast were the indigenous Sami people of Northern Europe. Looking at the thick leather clothes and boots made me realize that I was in the Arctic. In 1916, the Arctic Railway to Murmansk was completed. After the October Revolution, full-scale construction began. For example, the famous White Sea-Baltic Sea Canal was dug during this period. The Great Patriotic War broke out in June 1941. The most important significance of Murmansk is that as the end of the Arctic route, aid materials from the United States and Britain continue to arrive in Murmansk along this route, where they disembark and are transported to Leningrad via the Arctic Railway. In order to cut this lifeline, the German army and the Finnish army launched an offensive on the northern line side by side, trying to occupy Murmansk and cut off land transportation. Although they successfully advanced for tens of kilometers in the early stage, they soon became desperately defended by the Red Army. Had to stop the attack. Next came the Air Force. The indiscriminate bombing of Murmansk turned this place into scorched earth, but the guards of Murmansk gritted their teeth and persisted until the end of the war. No wonder I can't even see an old house in the city. After coming out of the Topographical Museum, it was the beginning of the lights, and there was snow again in the sky, and I walked quickly back to the warm hotel room.
The amount of information is still quite large. The reception hall on the first floor, the flora and fauna exhibition on the second floor, the indigenous folklore on the third floor, and technology and history on the fourth floor. Those who go with the group can only take a quick glance and see the leopard in the tube.