2 The Museum of Permafrost

The Museum of Permafrost

Posted on July 11, 2013 by team

One of the most intersting places in Yakutsk, Russia, is a museum of permafrost in the old tunnel which was drilled in 1989 for storage of foodstuffs. Later it was closed to be bought in 2008 by one local travel agency. Today it is a unique vault where the temperature of 5-10C is maintained all the year round. The museum walls are covered with hoarfrost, all the earth is penetrated by ice streaks. It’s a cool place for children, because there is a residence of Russian Santa there, adults prefer to spend time in the bar of the museum where vodka is served in ice shot glasses.

Furthermore there is an exhibition of Yakut treasures at the place. Visitors can see diamonds of a quail egg size there.



2 Responses to “The Museum of Permafrost”

  1. RB says:

    hey no fair we want to see some close ups of the diamonds but thank you for all the wonderful pictures.

  2. ox says:

    i’m wandering about those sunglasses, as they are made from metal, they would instantly freeze to the skin and eventually cause serious burns and permanent injuries

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