Private Museum of Sergei Zharov

Kaluga region

Contact information

Kaluga Region, Tarusa, ul. Schmidt, 11a

Tel.: +7 (910) 600-17-36


Operating hours

In spring and summer: from 10:00 to 20:00

In winter and autumn: from 10:00 to 15:30

Ticket price

Entrance ticket – 150 rubles

Founder of the museum

Sergey Viktorovich Zharov

Owner / Director of the museum

Tatyana Vladimirovna Zharova



About museum

In 2012 the first private museum in Tarusa was officially opened. It presents a unique collection of sculptures, furniture, and interior items made from scrap metal and a large collection of irons, phonographs, and household items. One of the first visitors to the museum was the Governor of the Kaluga Region, Anatoly Artamonov. The museum is also visited by tourists from different parts of our country and abroad, and tour groups are welcome.

The part of the exhibition where things made of bolts, nuts, screws and other items found at metal buying points are presented is in the courtyard of the house.

You can find old irons, kerogases, gramophones, and other unnecessary metal objects which people usually throw away at this museum, but here all these objects find new life – they are turned into original and unique sculptures that can delight visitors. You will also have the opportunity to listen to old records on gramophones, which will take you back many years.

The museum has more than 100 irons, a huge collection of old photos of Tarusa, and collections of records, sewing machines, and antique utensils. You can find the American alcohol and the German gas iron, made in 1930, and the “Arrow” electric iron, among other irons, at this museum.