The Domovoys’ House Literary and Art Museum


Contact information

Republic of Crimea, Alushta, Zaprudnoe village, Yuzhnaya ul., building 6

Tel.: +7 (978) 860-98-80


Operating hours

Tue – Sun: from 10:00 to 19:00

Mon: day off

Ticket price

Adult – 250 rubles

Children – 150 rubles (with a guided tour)

The museum founder (owner / director)

Nikolay Valerevich Nikonorov



About museum

The museum was founded in 2009 at the creative workshop of sculptors Natalia and Nikolay Nikonorovs in the mountain village of Zaprudnoe, where the famous Yalta onion grows three kilometers from the Yalta-Simferopol highway. With the fellow journalists’ insistence, who had our thought forms – domovoys and whose lives were positively influenced by them, the author’s fund began to grow. As it was filled, we delved into the history of the domovoys’ creation. They were known during the time of the pharaohs (a small wooden figure as a container of the soul).

Then, 2,500 years ago in Etruria they were known as the thought forms, subsequently geniuses, lars and altars, as a protective field in ancient Rome. Visitors agree with the concept of creating the visible world of invisible images museum; there are scientists, physicists, lyricists, and art historians among those who visit the museum and leave rave reviews.

The museum fund has about 400 author’s works. There are no two identical domovoy images. This is educational tourism. A tour of the museum is carried out by the authors of the works.