The primary objective of Elabuga Institute Museum complex is preservation of a most rich material, spiritual, historical and cultural heritage of the city and the University.
The structure of Elabuga Institute Museum complex comprises three historical museums covering a thousand year history of Elabuga, major milestones in the history of Elabuga Institute, public and charitable activities of Elabuga merchants of XIX – early XX centuries and the Museum of the Tatar language and literature.
One of the prior directions of the activity of Elabuga Institute museum is the educational activity and popularization of the historical heritage of the town and the region among students and young people.
The Museum of History of Elabuga Institute reveals the main stages of the development of the institution. The exposition of the Museum displays photographs and documents associated with the construction of the building of Eparchy School for Girls, teaching statements, and graduate certificates, textbooks and students’ uniforms; documentary evidence of education development of the educational institution during the Soviet period, and the materials that reflect the contemporary life of the Institute: the educational process, teachers’ and students’ research, and cultural life.
The Museum of Archaeology and History of Tatarstan possesses the collection of exhibits covering the entire ancient and medieval history of Kama land. Most of the Museum of Archaeology artifacts were discovered during the expedition set out by Elabuga Institute archaeological expedition.
The Museum of Elabuga Merchants is a treasury, with its magnificent collection of original items of merchant life and unique museum exhibits illustrating the trading and charitable activities of the merchants who had laid a solid foundation for the prosperity of the town in the XIX–early XX centuries.