The museum network of the Republic of Tatarstan is one of steadily growing tourism branches. It consists of around 70 museums, including of these, state museums and museum-reserves with many affiliates. Many museums in the republic are founded and developed by private and/or local initiative, but often with municipal and state support. Museum personnel is mostly represented by professional and scientists, as well as highly educated and idea-driven enthusisats. Expositions of many local museums are collected by locals, and are usually a part of educational programmes. It is highly advised to check accessibility of some regional/disitrict museum objects before visiting, due to irregular working times.