The Strelets House Private Museum
Kostroma, Streletskaya st., Building 1;
Phone: +7 (4942) 53-58-50;
+7 (969) 340-00-55;
daily from 10:00 to 19:00
Standard museum tour
Full ticket – 300 rubles.
Discounted ticket – 200 rubles.
Guided tour with a tea party (two people or more, by prior appointment – serving tea brewed according to an old strelets recipe and pies from the Russian stove):
Full ticket – 400 rubles.
Discounted ticket – 250 rubles.
“An Evening on the Volga” Museum Tour (two people or more, by prior appointment – serving shish kebab and veggies cooked on the grill, cranberry mors, tea brewed according to an old strelets recipe and pies from the Russian stove):
Full ticket – 1500 rubles.
Discounted ticket – 800 rubles.
“The Legends of the Kostroma Volga Region” Walking Tour (4 hours)
It takes you through the most significant non-touristy places on the right bank of the Volga, you’ll see a panorama of the city, ancient churches of the Volga region, the museum exposition. The tour includes a tea party serving pies from a Russian stove.
Price — 3000 rubles (for a group of up to 6 people).
“The Hospitable Kostroma” Walking Tour (3 hours)
It takes you through the historical part of the city and introduces you to the traditions of Kostroma hospitality. The tour includes a visit to the only sausage museum in Russia where you will be offered sausages from Kostroma manufacturers, and a real rasstegai served in the traditions of merchant clubs of the 19th century in the Rasstegai restaurant-museum.
Price — 4000 rubles (for a group of up to 4 people).
Sightseeing walking city tour (3 hours)
Goes through the historical part of the city and includes visits to the Ipatievsky and Epiphany-Anastasia monasteries. Entrance tickets to the museums of the Ipatievsky Monastery are not included in the price.
Price – 2500 rubles (for a group of up to 6 people).
The director of the museum
Dmitry Pavlovich Piskarev
The owner of the museum
Mitrofan Dmitrievich Piskarev
The founder of the museum
Pavel Alexandrovich Piskarev
The museum was founded by the descendants of an old strelets family — the famous restoration artist from Kostroma, P.A.Piskarev and his son, scientist, writer and local historian D.P.Piskarev.
The museum is located on the right bank of the Volga River, opposite the Ipatievsky Monastery and other attractions of the city’s historical center. From there you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the city. As a partner of Tripster, the largest online tour booking service in Russia, the museum offers authorized tours of Kostroma (The Legends of the Kostroma Volga Region, The Hospitable Kostroma, An Evening on the Volga: The Panorama of Kostroma, and The Strelets House), music nights and interactive events.
The museum’s expositions are dedicated to the times when Ivan IV the Terrible created the first Streltsy unit and the stay of the Streltsy on the Kostroma land. Another part of the exhibition tells about the famous entomologist I. M. Rubinsky, whose collection of butterflies and beetles is kept in the Nature Museum of the Kostroma region.