The National Chornobyl Museum rebelled on April 26, 1992, the opening was timed to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the Chernobyl accident. The museum is intended for the study, preservation, use and popularization of monuments and relics related to the Chornobyl nuclear power plant disaster and its consequences. The museum's collection includes almost 17,000 items, among them: declassified documents, maps, photographs, monuments of folk architecture of the Polesie region, collected by the museum's expeditions to the access-restricted Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. Today, in terms of the number and significance of collections, the museum is the largest state repository of relics associated with the largest man-made and radioecological catastrophe of our time in Ukraine and the world.