Museum of Russian Life During the 19th Century

Kaluga region

Contact information

Ryabinovaya Ul., Building 7, Yukhnov, Yukhnov district, Kaluga oblast

Tel.: +7 (495) 792-40-70


Operating hours

Daily: 10:00 – 17:00

Ticket price


Museum founder (owner/director)

Alexey Nickolayevich Kuznetsov



About museum

Museums were created as important infrastructure objects of the Yukhnovgrad rural tourist complex. The Yukhnovgrad tourist complex is a stylized village of 50 wooden cottages, decorated in the neo-Russian style and intended for recreation. The Viatichi Museum and the Museum of Russian life, along with other infrastructure facilities of Yukhnovgrad, create an attractive tourist atmosphere and provide an opportunity for useful time spent on vacation. The Museum of Russian life During the 19th Century presents collections of handicrafts and objects of everyday life used during the late 19th – early 20th century, which existed on the territory of Kaluga and neighbouring provinces. Collections of Kaluga tiles, glass from the Dyatkovsky crystal factory, cast iron products from the Maltsovsky factory district, watered and black-flattened ceramics, and wooden tray plates are of great interest to tourists.

The museum is particularly proud of its collection of traditional peasant holiday costumes of the southern Russian type from the Kaluga, Tula, Oryol, Ryazan and Voronezh provinces, as well as those of the Northern Russian type from Smolensk province, used during the late 19th – early 20th century. The exhibition of costumes is supported by a demonstration of chintz shawls, beaded jewellery, peasant shoes, towels, homespun fabrics, accessories, and tools used in their production.