It was opened in the centenary year of this amazing family that has made an enormous contribution to the study of our neobyatnoy homeland.
Museum was established in the building at the Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment, which it is based were put things stored Mitusova family and other friends of the Roerich. But to have survived not all the exhibits, most of the killed during the repression and the blockade and the works were transferred to the Russian Museum. In the postwar years, after the return of Yuri Roerich’s collection began to replenish, and their family mansion was restored. Since 2003, the museum moved to Michael Botkin’s house, where he can be seen to this day, a collection building owner, which gathers more than 100 years.