The core of the museum accommodated today in the former south warehouse of the port (1820s, architect Giovanni Liquini) was formed by part of the collection of Peter I that in the early 18th century was exhibited in his famous Kunstkammer. In 1832 it became a museum in its own right. Today it has 50,000,000 items; its displays covering an area of 6,000 m2 feature 30,000 animals and birds. Most celebrated is its collection of mammoths, composed of the remains of mammoths and other relict species. One of the exhibits is the oldest in the world stuffed mammoth (Berezovsky mammoth found in Kolyma basin in 1901).