Cultural institution of scientific research and education Polotsk National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve
is a unique historical area where its monuments are being preserved, studied, restored and adapted for museum expositions. Some of the architectural monuments house the museums’ expositions: the Sophia Cathedral (11 –18th centuries), one of the buildings of the former Jesuit college (18th century), Lutheran church (1888), Brethren School (18th century), house in Voikova Street,1 and Nizhne-Pokrovskaya Street, 46 (19th – beginning of the 20th century), Peter's the Great House (1692), the Water Tower (1953). Altogether, Reserve includes 11 museums.
All immovable (architectural and archaeological) and movable (museum funds store over 90 000 items) monuments are included into museum collection of Polotsk National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve.
Museum-Reserve itself including zone of preservation, zone with a special regime of construction, existing and future museums is the key to turn historical Polotsk into a museum town.
: Vitebsk region, Polotsk, Nizhne-Pokrovskaya Street, 22