The Permafrost Museum is a local history complex founded on March 19, 1965 in Igarka (Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia) on the basis of a permafrost laboratory. The only museum in the world that has a unique dungeon in the thickness of permafrost.
As of 2010, the total area of the permafrost museum is: 470 m² for expositions and permanent exhibitions, 150 m² for temporary exhibitions and 45 m² for fund storage.
The main attraction of the museum, which attracts tourists, is the underground part of the museum - numerous corridors and halls at a depth of 14 meters. The temperature around −5 ° C constantly reigns here, it is the ideal temperature to maintain the dungeon in a stable natural state. Of particular interest to specialists is the diversity in the structure of the permafrost soil of the museum halls.
The museum complex also has an exposition and exhibition center, a collection of works by artists from all over the region, at which the Children's Craft House operates. In addition, temporary exhibitions are constantly held in the museum: exhibitions on historical subjects, exhibitions of works by local artists and photographers.
In total, the museum has more than 6500 items in its fund.