Mining Museum is located in the same building, founded in 1774.
It was the first higher technical institution of its kind in our country, created by order of Catherine II, and it funded. The story itself is a collection of nachianetsya with gift shvedkskogo King-200 minerals and stones from the country, and after a half-century collection consisted of nearly 40 thousand exhibits. Later, it was divided into several rooms: oriktognostichesky, geognostic, training mineralogy, topography, petromatognostichesky. Now it occupies the top 20 halls and 230 thousand samples from 80 countries. The museum is open from Monday to Friday, entrance is free.