Aliaksandr Kanavalau MARGINALIA, OR THE SIDENOTES Painting. Graphics

On August 23, 2018 at 17:00 the opening of the exhibition “Marginalia, or the Sidenotes”, timed to the 70th anniversary of the Polack artist Aliaksandr Kanavalau (born 1948) will take place at the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. The exhibition will feature more than 40 paintings and graphics from the author’s collection, created in the past 20 years. The short film “Masterclass from the Author” will tell about the fascinating process of turning a “blank slate” into the complete work.

"Night of Museums - 2018" at the Museum of the Belarusian Book-Printing

The action "Night of Museums" will be held at the Museum of the Belarusian Book-Printing on May 18, 2018.

We invite you to make a journey-research "Evening promenade through the streets of the Museum".

Museum - it is a city with its squares, streets, parks. Its inhabitants - museum exhibits - lived there. Each of them has a secret. This night they will reveal their secrets.

A pleasant surprise will wait for a visitors!

The exhibition "PhotoParad"

Выставка «ФотоПарад». Детский музей. Полоцк, 2018г.

The world famous Russian literary critic V. Belinsky said «Do you like theatre as I do?». In his "Literary Dreams" Belinsky defined the whole multifaceted world of art in one word - theater.

Exhibition "Reptiles for Fun"

Выставка «Рептилиум понарошку». Детский музей. Полоцк, 2018г.

Exhibition "Ex Libris in the works of artists of Vitebsk region"

Exhibition dedicated to bookplates works at the Museum of Belarusian Book-printing from January 16. Vitebsk plays a special role in the history of bookplate: the first Belarusian bookplates of Soviet era were created there. The names of famous artists of Ex Libris as S. Yudovin, E. Minin, G. Kiselev, B. Kuzmichev, G. Shutov, Yu. Baranov, M. Gugnin, L. Antimonov and others are associated with Vitebsk region.

The exhibition runs until May 13, 2018.

New exhibition at the Museum of the Belarusian Book-printing

Exhibition "Serving the mother tongue" works in the Museum of the Belarusian book-printing from February 17. The exhibition dedicated to the International Mother Language Day. Its exposition presents several dozen books of Belarusian writers, who are celebrating anniversaries this year: Uladzimer Arlou, Iryna Zharnasek, Navum Galpiarovich, Maxim Harecki, Andrey Mry, Platon Halavach, Siarhey Hrakhouski and others.

Literary evening with Naum Galperovich. Photo report

There was the presentation of new collection of poems written by Naum Galperovich "Час лістападу" ("Leaf fall time") in the Museum of the Belarusian Book-Printing last week. We offer you a small photo report from the event.

From 1 January 2018 will be changed the cost of service in museums of National Polotsk historical and cultural museum-reserve

Please note that since January 1, 2018 there will be changes in price for the services rendered in the museums of National Polotsk historical and cultural museum-reserve.

Admission Fees


"ХИМИК.info" tells about the opening of a new exhibition

A new exhibition "Fast in the newspaper!" was opened in April 14, 2017 in the Museum of Local Lore. "ХИМИК.info" tells about the opening of the exhibition.

Выставка «Живи, планета!»
Едва ли найдётся ребёнок, который не любит рисовать. Красками, карандашами, фломастерами. Но не у каждого это превращается в серьёзное увлечение. Лишь немногие ребята занимаются рисованием в художественных школах, повышая своё мастерство с опытными педагогами. Юные художники с удовольствием представляют свои работы на различные конкурсы и, конечно, верят в победу.
Одним из таких конкурсов, объединивших юных художников-экологов, стала VІІІ ежегодная открытая межрегиональная экологическая выставка-конкурс детского творчества «Живи, планета!»

Jubilee 30th International Festival of Old and Modern Chamber Music will be held in the Concert hall of St. Sophia Cathedral from March 28 to April 27 and will be dedicated to the 1155th anniversary of Polotsk
Jubilee 30th International Festival of Old and Modern Chamber Music will be held in the Concert hall of St. Sophia Cathedral from March 28 to April 27 and will be dedicated to the 1155th anniversary of Polotsk. 30 years is a whole epoch, and more than one generation of musicians and listeners has grown up at Polotsk festivals. This musical project originates in the distant 1988 and after many years remains a significant event not only for Polotsk, but for the whole Republic of Belarus.

"Owl the Learned Head"

Exhibition of the private collection of figurines of owls «Owl the Learned Head». Children's Museum, Polotsk, 2017

Owl the Learned Head, the Forest Mistress, Ulyana Stepanovna… there were so many names that were given ancient Slavs to that amazing bird. So why owls attracted people in the past? And are they popular now?

Exhibition "It's time to tell a story"

Exhibition «It's time to tell a story».Children's Museum, Polotsk, 2017

Every child is a personality. And only you, his parents and grandparents, know how to raise your child. But presentation of useful knowledge could be different: reading a favorite book, visiting museums, doing sports.

Exhibition "Retro Radio"

«Gramophone», «transistor», «radio» ... The words are undeservedly forgotten by modern generation. But these words describe an era of the most significant discoveries and achievements in the sphera of media environment!

Follow the example of… Peter the Great!

From the history…

As it is known, Peter the Great was a real collector, bibliophile and guide. He never stored up his treasure, so he organized a cabinet of curiosities that the Emperor presented to foreign ambassadors and Russian magnates.


Our children's and grand-children's collections… What is it? Is it a picturesque mountain containing sweetie papers, stickers, toys with seashells or… something else? It's something that broadens the mind, makes a child more attentive, thoughtful and observant, isn't it?

The opening of the memorial plaque

In the village of Vetrino on July 1 the grand event took place - the opening of a memorial plaque on the reinforced-concrete pillbox №9, where soldiers and commanders of Vetrinsky defense unit fought up to the last-ditch on 3 July, 1941. The opening started with the meeting with the participation of the well-known writer, historian and ethnographer Karasev Viktor Romanovich, the Head of the Museum of Combat Glory Kopyl Sergey and others. After unveiling a commemorative plaque the present laid wreaths at the foot of the pillbox. Then a small concert program was held.

«Arithmetic from century to century» (from the history of computer engineering)

«Arithmetic from century to century» (from the history of computer engineering)

Today we get used to enjoy all blessings of civilization — cars, IPhones, household appliances, that make our life easy, comfortable and entertaining. It takes thousand inventions to make the world which we see it today, nevertheless the most valuable of them were the very first ones — a wheel and a number. Both of them are works of human mind, that take a long-time period to be discovered.

The Captain Vrungel's sea school

The Captain Vrungel's sea school

Captain Vrungel is a famous mariner and jack tar. Once he even went round the world on his yacht, but at the begginning of that regatta, he had lost his lucky charm, so that accident could cost him the victory.

To find his mascot, captain needs a very coordinated team. But who else but you, our friends, could help captain Vrungel to find it?

Age: 8-12 years old.

Group: 12 cadets

Museum of Combat Glory invites to the exhibition "The price of occupation"

Starting from May 9, 2016 the exhibition "The price of the occupation" will be open to visitors of the Museum of Combat Glory. Visitors will be able to get acquainted with the materials reflecting the period of the Nazi occupation of Polotsk, its consequences for our city, the first activities of the Soviet authorities to rebuild the city. The exhibition presents objects from the museum collections of documents, documentary photographs, prints, objects, history of technology, bonistics.

One-day exhibition "Museum of Combat Glory narrates ...."

One-day exhibition "Museum of Combat Glory narrates ...." was opened in the building of Polotsk district executive committee on February 25, 2016. On the same day Report-back election conference of Polotsk regional organization of the Belarusian Public Association of Veteransin was held in the Great Hall of Polotsk regional executive committee. The participants got acquainted with the exposition of the exhibition dedicated to the heroism of simple Soviet soldiers in the World War II. This topic is close to all the generations of Polotsk, but it is particularly relevant for the veterans.

Master-class "Let's decorate the Christmas tree together"

There is nothing more enchanting than expectancy of a New-Year's Day. Perhaps, it is the only holiday that maintains atmosphere of mystery and wizardry. And this is nothing age-specific, because a Christmas tree always brings back sweet memories of childhood. What kind of New-Year's tree decorations do you like the most? Of course, there are so many of them, and each of them has its own charm: there is special attraction in Christmas balls, you can stare forever at stylized strobilas, icicles and flashlights.

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