The exhibition will feature historical exhibits related to the period of the Great Patriotic War and the life of besieged Leningrad from private collections. The exhibition differs from many exhibition projects in that visitors will be able not only to hear and see, but also to touch historical objects, contrary to the established museum rules.
Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to imagine how it was then, through the object to feel the connection with their heroic ancestors, to feel in the image of the defender of the Motherland, literally to touch the history that unites our Fatherland.
The exhibition includes 25 images of the defenders of our Motherland in full combat gear of various periods, presented in chronological order, documents, awards, photographs, front-line crafts (objects of trench art), personal items, items of equipment, protective helmets, bowlers, hats, models samples of weapons, etc. The exposition contains over 380 exhibits.
During the existence of the project since 2015, more than 30 thousand people have visited it. The exhibits of the project were exhibited in the Museums of St. Petersburg, the Presidential Library of the Russian Federation, the Patriot Park Kronshtadt, the International Army Games "ARMY-2019" Tank biathlon at the "Alabino" range, etc.
Abroad, the exhibits were exhibited in the Republic of Belarus, Greece, Macedonia, the USA, China, etc. In 2017, the project "Touch History" became the best youth project in St. Petersburg.
In the State Memorial Museum of the Defense and Siege of Leningrad, a substantial supplemented and updated subject line will be presented.
Visiting the exhibition is organized by sessions and by appointment. Information about the beginning of sessions and conditions of visit can be found on the museum website: www.blokadamus.ru.
The exhibition is open during the opening hours of the museum from 4 to 11 November inclusive.