Museum of Russian Dessert
Moscow Region, Zvenigorod, ul. Frunze, building 23/2
Tel.: +7 (968) 897-35-59
Daily from 10:00 to 20:00
Children under 4 years old – free
Children (from 4 to 16 years old) – 300 rubles
Adults (16 years and older) – 500 rubles
Masterclasses – from 400 to 2,500 rubles
Founder of the museum
Tatyana Vladimirovna Feina
This is a museum of intangible culture devoted to the traditions of rustic tea drinking. The process of making rustic tea treats in a Russian stove is “museified” here.
The tour consists of a self-guided tour of two floors of the museum and a story by the guide, over a cup of tea, about how peasants used to drink tea.
Everyone receives a gift from the museum – a live sourdough starter for baking homemade rye bread. On the first floor there are three rooms – a tea room, a communal kitchen “Back to the USSR” and a stove room.
On the second floor there is a buffet room and an art gallery.
All the most interesting things are connected with the Russian stove. Guests chop wood, heat the stove themselves, knead dough, make gingerbread/pies/baranki and bake them in the stove; then there is a tea party with their own handmade pastries, and the guide tells stories of traditional old-fashioned tea treats.