This museum, unique for Russia, was opened in 2006. It is located not only underground but in an operating gypsum mine, 70 meters deep.
The museum covers an area of about 3,000 square meters. It has 8 halls. One of the most interesting expositions introduces visitors to the gypsum mine and the rudiments of mining. You can also see how gypsum is mined. In another hall there are about 300 samples of rock, although not all of which are mined in the subsoil of the Nizhny Novgorod area.
This museum mine also contains an undergroud lake with a waterfall and other attributes of underground life: stalactites (artificial, to tell the truth), copies of ancient people's paintings that were found in France, Spain, Italy, and Russia. You can also see the ancient people themselves in the museum. They are doing their usual thing — lighting a fire.
The «Lost world» exposition is also reminiscent of ancient times. The main exhibits here are giant reptiles (dinosaurs). However, there are characters here that are closer to visitors in terms of time and spirit: Master Danila, the Mistress of the Gypsum Mountain. The underground museum also contains handicrafts, such as pieces made by the Bornukovskaya stone-cutting factory: lovely animal figures made of anhydrite mined in the famous Bornukovskaya Cave.
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