Kolyma Memory Museum

Magadan Oblast

Contact information

Magadan Oblast, Yagodnoye village, the 60th USSR Anniversary Block (Kvartal shestidesyatiletiya SSSR), 1, apt. 40

Tel.: +7 (914) 854-98-35, +7 (908) 608-38-90


E-mail: memo1937@yandex.ru

Operating hours

By arrangement – phone call is required

Ticket price

Free of charge

Founder, owner and director of the museum

Panikarov Ivan Aleksandrovich



About museum

Museum activities include:

Searching for information about former prisoners of the Kolyma camps.

Organising expeditions to the remnants of labour camps and abandoned settlements.

Publication of books about the history of Kolyma, its villages and enterprises, about people who lived in Kolyma in the past and who still live there, and their memories.

Publication of original commemorative metal badges of the former and existing settlements and towns of Kolyma…

Unfortunately, it’s impossible to describe all collected items in 5-10-20-60 minutes etc. in this questionnaire. And the enumeration of exhibits will take much time and paper.

To make a long story short, we have:

Files of the district newspaper since 1954 till nowadays as well as more than 20 thousand copies of newspapers published in Magadan region in 1930-1950s;

photos of Kolyma settlements from the 1930s – about 50 thousand;

information on people who were former prisoners and freedmen who were living on Kolyma in different years – around 100 thousand and about 60 thousand photos of them;

Publication of books about Kolyma and Kolyma inhabitants – over 40; issue of commemorative gold-silver-plated signs of Kolyma settlements – about 20;

exhibits – things used by both prisoners and free Kolyma residents – about 30 thousand. And a lot of other things…