Shevchenko st., 11
On April 19, 1894 in the museum's temporary premises, in the presence of the members of the Priamursky Branch of the Imperial Geographical Society, the Governor-General of the Priamursky Krai S. M. Dukhovsky addressed to those present and said: "I declare the Museum of the Priamursky Branch of the Imperial Geographical Society open. I do it with a special pleasure in the certainty that the creation of the museum is just the first step of the future fruitful activity of the Department", such information was published in the Appendix 19 to the newspaper "Priamurskie Vedomosti" for 1894.
"Since the museum does not yet have a special room, Mr. Radakov suggested: temporarily place the collections in several rooms of the apothecary's shop. Radakov suggested that the collections be placed temporarily in several rooms of the drugstore. Thus, the first museum exposition was placed in the premises of the pharmacy warehouse on Tikhmenevskaya Street (now Seryshev Street). The museum occupied four vast rooms on the top floor of the building, the fifth room was allocated for preparatory studies.
N.I. Grodekov, the chairman of the Amur department of the Russian Geographical Society and the assistant of the governor-general, defined the main task to build a special building for the museum. Therefore, the site was chosen in the most beautiful place of the city, on the main street Alekseevskaya (now Shevchenko), near the Amur cliff and the monument to Count N.N. Muravyov-Amursky. The military engineer N.F. Aleksandrov, who was elected to the construction committee, proposed this project: a majestic three-story building of red brick, the top of which resembled the letter "N". Two identical facades were to face Alekseevskaya Street and the city garden. The niches on the second floor were supposed to be decorated with antique sculptures. The majestic temple of science successfully blended in the landscape and solemnly towered over the area. Although the estimate was 60 thousand rubles, he did not want to make the project any cheaper or simpler. N.I. Grodekov decided to build by turns - in three stages.
On August 18, 1894, a new building, "being constructed for the Museum and Library established by the Department," was laid, and on December 6, 1896, a celebration of the opening of the first stage of the museum took place.
In March 1897 the construction of the second part of the building was started, and on August 1, 1900, the third and last part was opened. The area of the museum was 1,160 square meters, becoming the most extensive museum repository in the Amur region.
In the second half of the XX century the question of the museum extension was raised more than once, but only in the early 1970s the permission was received and the construction of the first stage began. The three storeys of the exhibition halls were to be located in the annex, and on the second floor there was to be a room for the panorama "The Battle of Volochaev". The grand opening of the panorama took place on May 8, 1975.
After the opening of the new building in 2008, the total area of the museum was 3,380 square meters.