The museum network of the Republic of Tatarstan is one of the 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 initiatives, but often with municipal and state support. Museum personnel is mostly represented by professionals and scientists, as well as highly educated and idea-driven enthusiasts. Expositions of many local museums are collected by locals and are usually a part of educational programs. It is highly advised to check the accessibility of some regional/district museum objects before visiting, due to irregular working times.