Musejnajapeschtera - Musejnaja Cave - Museum Cave

Useful Information

Location: Baschelakskij Mountains, Black Anuj, right side of the river Karakol valley. 360 km from Barnaul, region Altai.
Open: no restrictions [2006]
Fee: free [2006]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: none, bring own
Dimension: L=800 m, VR=33 m.
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The Musejnaja is a famous tourist cave, although not developed. Numerous trekking tours to the wild and poorly developed Altai include a visit to the cave. It is considered to be an easy cave, but it inludes some drops which require at least some routine in climbing. It seems people attending the trekking tours are of that kind and do not have any problem with the cave.

Musejnaja is praised for its abundand speleothems. The bones of prehistoric man and some animals were found in the cave. ANother sight are the bats living in the cave.

The cave has two entrances which are only 50 cm high, but up to 2.60 m wide. Two entrance passages both lead to drops which allow access to the main cave. The main part of the cave is a system of six chambers connected at various levels.