The State museum of GULAG history was established in 2001 by A.V. Antonov-Ovseenko, a well-known historian, writer and a public figure, himself experienced the imprisonment in Stalin's labor camps. The museum was launched in 2004.
It's the only state museum in Russia devoted to Stalin's repressions and to the system of GULAG.
The exposition is devoted to the history of the labor camp's system, the paramount integral part of the soviet state machine during 1930-50s years. One of the most important exposition's sections is the reconstruction of some details of camp's environment