A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

Russian town of Igarka has museum that is fun – it’s museum of the coldest thing that being in museum – a museum is devoted to the Russian permafrost. It’s inside of Polar circle in the zone of permafrost.  It has started in the thirties as a scientific lab. And in sixties it was turned into museum but however scientific work is still there till this day.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

“A Museum of Permafrost”

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

From the outside it’s small just because all of the stuff is located under ground.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

On the ground in small house there is things about this land.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

How long the polar day and the polar night are here.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

Back in year 2002 they received a certificate from the Europe Museum Forum recognizing them as awesome.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

Also there another house that is also a museum

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

Dedicated to the victims of Gulag who were building railway here.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

There they have the daily items of the prisoners displayed.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

Name of prisoner on tablet.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

This was dish of people serving their term and example of the letter they could send back to the home. And the furniture authentic from that times

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

Here are more authentic pieces from Gulag.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

“Things that have been found in prisons”

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

And the map of a railroad that the prisoners were building.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

Table with names of people serving

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

Pack of pencils from that times

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

Those weer self made playing cards prisoners are used to play

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

And now the thing that we wanted to see here – a museum of permafrost that is fully underground – this is map of the museum and its gallery in ground.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

This is how its looking there – it is all is permafrost.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

And the temperature is always at around -5C

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

You don’t need here refrigerator to keep temperature like this – it is keeping at this level just by natural result.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

Most expositions at a level -7meter underground. And example of different ice that is older than the humans.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

This ice piece is for example over 50,000 years!

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

Here is a piece of petrified trees that found in the ice.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

You can go even deeper for the point of -10 meters

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

Here you see the clay deposits and a very old old ice (you can see it in a black).

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

Ice deposits have been proved to be very very old – the approximate their age is from 50,000 years to the 90,000 years. And its over 60 meters going down beneath the ground.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

Sometimes you even can see flowers are saved in ice

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

Also special New Year cave.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

When they made one of the mines here they have found relict trees – those are larches that  is said to be 49,000 years old and you can touch them with hands.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

Some of corridors restricted from the visitors right now – there are still investigation and the science going here.

If you someday go to Russia it might be a place to go.

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

A Museum of Permafrost [44 photos]

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