Bogoroditsky Palace-Museum – the only place where BOGORODCHANI and tourists can learn about the history of the city of Bogoroditsk. Ancient times Bogoroditsky lights of the past archaeological collection, numbering 621 subject the main Fund and 503 scientific support.
The first archaeological materials began to come in “piggy Bank” Bogoroditsky folk Museum almost since its organization. These were chance finds made during agricultural or construction works. So, in the construction of the Palace near the entrance of the tower found the first “stones” Bogoroditsk: more than 300 cannonballs and fire tools of the XVIII century.
With the relocation of the Museum (more precisely, its funds) in the Palace of the acquisition of local history materialis not stopped. In the early 1980-ies has defined two main directions in which to this day continues to form the Museum collection: art and local history.
While working on the project of restoration of the Palace and Park and full-scale investigations-site archaeologist of the Institute “special project restoration” Evgeny Morev found a fragment of a log bogoroditskaya fortress 1660-ies, the remains of a clay conduit and clay sinkers – real evidence of water and fish abundance around here in the last quarter of the eighteenth century.
In 1992 – 1998 in the territory of the Palace manor and Bogoroditsky district excavations were conducted by the specialists of the Tula archaeological expedition of the Roman Valentinovich Clanin, Gennady A. Shebanin and Oleg Niyazbekovich Saidov. The result was to set boundaries Bolotova house in Bogoroditsk and the location of rooms in it, and unique finds – a clay ink bottle, fragments of tiled stoves and glass bottles, toys of the eighteenth century – brought to the exhibition dedicated to Andrey Timofeevich Bolotov, the spirit of memorialist.
Discovered near the ancient settlement of XII – XIV centuries the objects of material culture enabled a different perspective on the course of settlement and development of this land prior to their destruction during the period of the Mongol–Tatar invasion.