The Lyantor Khanty Ethnographic Museum was established in 1989 by the decision of the Lyantorsk Village Council. The Khanty writer, deputy of the USSR Supreme Soviet Yeremey Aipin contributed to the creation of the museum. The first exposition of the museum was based on the collection of objects of ethnography by Alexander Mikhailovich Kulikov, which he collected for seven years, working as a site master at Surgutestdorstroi. In 1988, leaving for Estonia, Kulikov handed over to the cultural and sports complex of the village of Lyantorsky ethnographic collection of 22 items. And in January 1990, Anatoly Nikolaevich Subbotin, a local watchman and a hunter keen on taxidermy, donated to the museum a collection of stuffed animals from the Pim River basin - about 150 exhibits.
To preserve and pass on to descendants the unique historical and cultural heritage of Ugra is the main task of the Lyantorsk Khanty ethnographic museum.