YaMuseum (Yakovlev Family Living History Museum)

Ivanovo region

Contact information

Ivanovo region, Kineshma, Lenin st., 18

Phone: +7 (906) 515-77-90

E-mail: Yakovlevy.museum@ya.ru


Operating hours

The official opening of the museum is scheduled for February 2022.

Operating hours:

Fri., Sat.: 10:00-19:00

Ticket price

250 rubles.

Founder, owner and director of the museum

Murashova Maria Sergeevna



About museum

The Yakovlev family, that is our ancestors, is one of the oldest noble families, its history dates back to the 14th century. The Yakovlevs are related to the Sheremetyevs, Kolychevs, Bobrykins, and others, and from about the middle of the 18th century the Yakovlevs lived in the Kineshma district, where they owned land, manors, houses, and a church. A wooden house in Kineshma built in the middle of the 19th century has been preserved to this day. Several generations were raised in it, and the descendants of the Yakovlev family still come here to visit.

At the end of the 19th century, our great-great-grandfather Dmitry Pavlovich Yakovlev spent nine years compiling a family note about his ancestors. His daughter, granddaughter, and great-grandson followed his steps. The latter spent 10 years gathering all the information about the family and published the book “The Yakovlev Family. Kineshma Branch”.

This book presents a unique story of one family, including living records of the family — written memories from the 19th to the 21st centuries.

We, the next generation of the family, decided to create a family museum in our homeland to continue the family history. On the one hand, it is a deeply personal project, where we try to complete a puzzle of the past lives with the pieces we inherited from our ancestors, thereby preserving and passing on family values.

On the other hand, we hope that the private history of the Yakovlev family will inspire every visitor to create their own family history.

YaMuseum (Yakovlev Family Living History Museum) is a museum devoted to family and family history, communication between different generations, and the role that each person plays as a link between his ancestors and descendants. The museum aims to inspire visitors and encourage them to research and preserve their family history, as well as help them take their first steps in researching genealogical information about their ancestors.

The main exhibition contains heirloom items: some furniture, icons, kitchen utensils, tableware, clothes, tapestries, interior decor, old photographs, books, papers, and the most precious exhibit — the family history book, which D.P. Yakovlev started in 1894 by describing his great-grandfather.