The staircase to the fifth microdistrict, which is situated on a hill, was turned into a tourist attraction. The museum route was created on the path. The residents of Norilsk took part in the grand opening of the NA-Gora Museum.
For more than 30 years, the staircase connects the fifth ‘mountain’ microdistrict of Talnah with its central part. It was nicknamed the ‘black path’ as it was in demand, but not safe. The Norilsk Museum’s project for its improvement received a grant support as part of Nornickel’s World of New Opportunities charitable program.
A difficult climb to the observation deck will turn into a cultural attraction in two years. This is what the authors of the NA-Gora Museum project intend.
The project involves the general improvement of the territory on an area of 1046 square meters and the creation of a museum route on the stairs with a length of 320 meters. The well-known Moscow designer Ilya Mukosey made a professional architectural sketch.
The improvement work lasted nine months. It was done by the Museum specialists, project partners, volunteers and caring citizens. And the ‘black trail’ has turned into a museum-ecological trail. It has become a convenient, safe and educational route at the same time.
The staircase offers views of Haraelah and Norilsk mountains, Putorana plateau, and Pyasina water system. There one can see not only entire Talnah, but also Norilsk. There are information stands on the history of the place. View windows, benches and trash cans were installed.
The townspeople saw first results of improvement during the Talnah EcoNight. This museum format was conceived to be annual, and in 2020 it was held as part of the Talnah’s anniversary events. Such as: the celebration of the Miner’s Day, the 55th anniversary of Talnah as a working settlement and the 60th anniversary of the Talnah deposit discovery.
”Walking tours will be conducted along the museum trail. The NA-Gora museum is going to become a new attraction point for the residents and guests of the area”, the employees of the Talnah branch of the Norilsk Museum, the initiators of transformations, say.
The partners of the project is the Talnah territorial administration and the Culture department of the city administration, the Ayan tourism and local lore club, the Opportunity foundation and the Norilsk volunteers.
Text: Valentina Vachaeva, Olga Polyanskaya, Photo: Norilsk Museum