Fragrant Joy Museum

Moscow Oblast

Contact information

Moscow Region, Kolomna, ul. Zaytseva, building 18

Tel.: +7 (915) 152-51-15, +7 (916) 785-72-88


Operating hours

Daily from 10:00 to 19:00

Ticket price

From 100 to 450 rubles

Founder / Owner of the museum

Natalia Semenovna Bakushina

Founder / Owner of the museum

Marina Valerievna Volkova

Director of the museum-Anna

Vladimirovna Vasilieva



About museum

The Fragrant Joy Museum was opened on September 3, 2016 in a historical building where the Red Shopping Rows used to be located and where, according to archival data, Kolomna merchant Grigory Ivanovich kept a shop.

Having carefully studied the history of soap making and perfumery in Russia, the owners of the museum restored the technology of soap production according to the old recipes. Nowadays, as it was more than a hundred years ago, in the recreated trading shop in Kolomna, you can smell wonderful ancient aromas.

Currently, the museum has an extensive collection of perfumes and hygiene items from the 19th-20th centuries such as perfume bottles, soaps, and sanitary and toiletry items from famous Moscow trading houses “A. Ralle and Co”, “Brokar and Co”, “Partnership of Pharmacist A.M. Ostroumov”, and others. The museum’s collection includes various powders and compacts, blush, tooth powder, soap dishes, earthenware sets for washing, men and women’s dressing tables, and much more.

At the museum-shop of the Kolomna merchant G. I. Suranov, you can take part in a theatrical action and completely immerse yourself in the life of the city Kolomna of a bygone era.