The Karaganda Regional Museum of Local History is one of the largest museums in the Karaganda region. At the beginning of its existence, the current Local History Museum of Karaganda had 712 exhibits and 7 employees.
The building was equipped with a darkroom, a working narrow-band film camera, as well as a slide projector and a gramophone. In 1936, an expedition of the USSR Academy of Sciences sent many minerals to the museum’s fund.
In 1940, the museum staff, headed by Professor Kiselyov, went on their first archaeological expedition, during which 15 graves of the Bronze Age were studied, as a result of which unique cultural monuments of the Andronovo era were discovered.