GES Section

City History Museum

City History Museum (May 2013)

For such a young city, Naberezhnye Chelny's City History Museum is very good and has lots of modern displays and exhibits. Its first hall is dedicated to the nature and wildlife found in the region and to the development of the city in the late 19th and early 20th century as a merchant town, which features recreations of shop interiors with many models. After this there is a hall with many examples of old electrical equipment including the winner of a competition to find the oldest functioning TV in the country! In the same hall there is an exhibition on the Second World War and the wars in Afghanistan and Chechnya as well as information on the Nizhekamsk Hydroelectric Station. The final hall details the rapid industrial growth and massive planned residential housing construction project of the post-war period, including information on the KamAZ automobile plant.

Location 16 Ulitsa Gidrostroiteley (GES, 4th complex, 2A)