The regional museum is the heir to the oldest museum institution of the city, established in 1883. Museum collections include more than 80,000 items. The most valuable finds are world famous Tripoli, Cimmerian and Scythian cultures, the collection of weapons, objects of ethnography. Also a unique collection of a renowned collector of antiquities Alexander Ilyin: masterpieces of iconography and sacred art XVI-XIX centuries, silver jewelry, paintings, sculptures, furniture. The museum is located in an old mansion of Barslkii, which is an architectural monument of local significance.