Ulyanovsk can be legally called city-museum. Really, here are many museums and all of them are organically interlaced with city culture and architecture. History of many Ulyanovsk museums is rooted in the distant past, when Simbirsk scientists and collectors gathered and presented to their native city large cultural and scientific heritage.
In 2005 two Ulyanovsk regional museums - Museum of local lore and Museum of Arts - celebrated their anniversary - 110 years since foundation day! These museums are the most favorite and popular among the citizens and guests of the city. Here, in the collection of rare exhibits, is presented the whole history of the Simbirsk region - from the foundation till our days.
State historical-memorial preserve "Homeland of V.I. Lenin" in 2004 was only 20, but has already became a pride and the main point of interest of Ulyanovsk. Not only citizens, but also numerous tourists aspire to walk in "museum in the open air", and for a moment to be carried away to Simbirsk of the 19th century.