Learn about regional history by exploring archaeological remains, numismatics, ancient weapons, and Masonic items in the Local Lore Museum at City Hall (Ratusha). The building itself has a colorful history--it served as a watchtower, a court, and a bank. It also hosted the city administrative board. Enter the foyer and see a 2 m (6.5 ft) tall bronze coat of arms of Vitebsk--placed as a memorial to partisans who were hanged in front of the hall during World War II. The museum features nearly 200,000 artifacts. Look for a 13th-century birch-bark letter, a 17th-century silver knight’s belt, and 19th-century weapons from the Napoleonic Wars. Plan to visit City Hall (Ratusha) during your Vitebsk vacation using our convenient Vitebsk driving holiday app.
City Hall (Ratusha) reviews
The city hall or Ratusha, is in the lovely old central and historic part of Vitebsk. We decided to start our self-organised, 2 day, tour of Vitebsk from here, because it has a great view over the... more »
Museum was good, with a variety of exhibits from different eras in the city's history. felt a bit over-controlled, with staff checking tickets in every room and directing which order to view the... more »
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