The Brest Regional Museum is considered one of the youngest ethnographic museums in the Republic of Belarus. It was founded in 1950, when the staff of museum workers was approved and the collection began. June 22, 1957 the first permanent exhibition of the museum was opened.
Now the Brest Ethnographic Museum has a solid collection of collected exhibits. He also has 4 branches: the archeological museum “Berestye” is opened on the site of archaeological excavations of the ancient Slavic city, “Salvaged artistic values” shows the works of art seized at customs, “Kamenets Tower” – a defensive structure of the XIII century, “Art Museum”, open in the south barracks of the Brest Fortress exhibits a collection of decorative and applied arts.
The main exposition of the museum contains the following collections: painting (more than 2 thousand units), graphics (about 24.5 thousand units), sculpture (32 units), numismatics (almost 18 thousand units), as well as weapons, furniture, clothes, folk musical instruments , old printed and hand-written books, jewelry made of precious metals and stones, photographs and documents.
In the nature department there are two sounded dioramas: “Belovezhskaya Pushcha” and “Polesie”, telling about the richness of the unique animal and plant world of the Brest region.
In the halls of the museum you can get an idea about the ancient way of life, folk crafts and arts, military science, the famous natives of Brest.
The museum also holds exhibitions of works of art and collections from other museums.