Nyasvizh National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve

The preserve was founded on 2 July 1993 on the basis of the city historical and cultural monuments. On 22 May 1997, it received the status of the museum-reserve. The central place of the museum belongs to the Palace and Park Ensemble that represents the history of the Radziwill family, palace architecture and the interiors of the magnate residence of the 16th - early 20th centuries. The history of the Niasvizh town self-government and trade artisan life of the 16th - 19th centuries is presented at the exposition of the Town Hall. In 2005, “The Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family in Nesvizh” (in the Palace and Park Ensemble and the Complex of the former Jesuit Monastery of the 16th - 19th centuries) was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Town Hall, trade rows and the Town Slutsk Gate are the first category historical and cultural values of the Republic of Belarus. The preserve carries out a broad range of international activities. The latest achievements are: the participation in the International Festival of Museums “Intermuseum 2012”, the organization of the International UNESCO Workshop “World Heritage Sites: Conservation and Use for Sustainable Development”. The total number of fund artifacts at the beginning of 2012 was 5,651, and 1,623 of them are at the exposition.