East Siberian Museum of Soil Science named after professor I.V. Nikolaev is an educational and scientific base and a storage of natural history monuments.
The museum demonstrates the uniqueness and diversity of the landscapes and soil cover of Eastern Siberia and the evolution of the soil during the Quaternary period. The soils of many regions of Russia, Europe, Asia, Africa and America are represented in micromonoliths. The soil fauna, soil-forming rocks, agronomic ores of the Pre-Baikal region are presented in the museum. The exposition describes the history of the development of soil science and the exploration of the land resources in the Irkutsk region. The museum collects the data on soil scientists working in Eastern Siberia, their scientific achievements to the study of the region and information on graduates of the Soil Science Department . A large scientific library storages reference books and textbooks on soil science, diploma works of graduates since 1950.