Polytechnical museum is a scientific, enlightening and cultural-leisure centre of Russia, the main museum in history of science and technology. The Museum keeps more than 100 collections with more than 160,000 exhibits. Many of them are unique relics of science and technique. Museum's exposition occupies about 10,500 sq. m. and it is designed according to the chronological principle with the application of original historical documents and materials, relics of science and technology, working models and installations, dioramas.
Its automobile collection includes such gems as a Russo-Balt and one of the first German Stoewer cars from 1899. It is accompanied by a motorcycle collection with 90 bikes, many of them of Soviet origin.