For any person, and even more so for a historian, the Ostashkov museum of local lore is a real find! According to modern data, this museum is one of the oldest on the Tver land. Its creation dates back to 1889, when a small museum was opened in the city school, organized with the assistance of the teacher-inspector PA Shubyakov and other enthusiastic amateurs and connoisseurs of Ostashkov's antiquity.
In this museum you can easily learn about the main stages of the development of human society in the territory of Seliger, as well as you will have a rare opportunity to see items from archeological excavations, tools, weapons, household and religious items, works of art, products of Ostashkov crafts and crafts , created by the labor and talent of our ancestors. In addition, a lot of interest around him accumulated materials that characterize the way of life of various strata of the population, the cultural life of Ostashkov - one of the original cities of Russia.
In our modern times, in the Ostashkov Museum of Local History, the exhibition is mainly devoted to the historical past of the Seliger region, there are exhibitions "Seliger region in the twentieth century", "Four Centuries of the Nile Desert", historical and architectural exposition "Ostashkov Bells and Bells", art historical exhibition "Go and look". Since 1988, the Chamber Music Festival "Music Summer of Seliger" has been held in the concert-exhibition hall of the museum.