Museums of Tatarstan, Russia
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.