Vileyka Regional Studies Museum

The museum was founded on 30 July 1982. The first exhibition was opened on 7 May 1985. Since 1993, there has been a new exhibition, based on a theme-collection show, which includes such themes as «Time», «Origins,» «House,» «School,» «Misery», «Vileyka», reflecting the history and culture of the region from primitive times to the 20th century. In 1997, in a separate building, there is an exhibition hall named after N. Silivanovich, an academician of painting and mosaics, a native of Vileyka. The total number of items on 1 January 2012 is 25,242. The exhibition features rarities: a treasure of silicon blades of the Neolithic period, temple rings, and other female ornaments of the 10th-12th centuries, the telescope and the iron shot of Napoleons army in 1812, the badge of the Vileika deputy mayor in 1892. Among the unique exhibits of the museum are: the Kostenevichi coin treasure of the 17th century, the materials of the expedition of Konstantin Tyszkiewicz along the Viliya in 1857, and the materials of the international Belarusian-Litnuanian expedition «By Count Tyszkiewicz's way half a century later» in 2007; documents and photographs of various historical periods of Vileyka and its inhabitants by the photographer Berka Berman; ethnographic materials. In 2011, the museum opened «the Souvenir Shop», where you can buy interesting and useful souvenirs of the city and the museum.
The First National Forum "Museums of Belarus". Museum Catalogue. The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, 2012.Additional sources about the museumVileyka Regional Studies Museum.