The Derevyanitsky Monastery was built in the XIV century on the banks of the Derevyanka arm in the northern part of Veliky Novgorod. The monastery had been built and expanded many times throughout its long history, and was badly damaged during the Great Patriotic War.
Only a five-domed Resurrection Cathedral, built in 1700, as well as an amazingly beautiful white-stone bell tower with the Church of the Assumption of the Mother of God of the early 18th century has survived from the architectural complex of the Derevyanitsky Monastery. Inside there is an exhibition hall with the works of modern Novgorod artists, an interesting porcelain museum and an exposition devoted to the history of Novgorod churches. Near the monastery you can find an impressive 300-year-old oak tree.