Museum of Russian Life “Bottom of the Grain Bin”


Contact information

Moscow, Bersenevskaya Embankment, Building 18-20-22, Str.2, Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker on Bersenevka Kropotkinskaya metro station, near GES-2, Krasny Oktyabr, Strelka Institute, Cathedral of Christ the Savior

Phone: +7 (916) 676-43-68


Operating hours

Tue. – Sun.: 12:00-20:00

Ticket price

Adults — 300 rubles,

Discounted ticket — 200 rubles.

The founder, owner and director of the museum

Elena Alexandrovna Tyunyaeva, Ex-director of the Muzeon Art Park. 15 years of experience in the field of culture and management



About museum

The MUSEUM of Russian Life “Bottom of the Grain Bin” is a new social non-commercial cultural project about the surviving Russian antiquity, traditions and modernity in the old basements of Pre-Petrine Moscow.

It’s unlike any other museum! Open, with tactile and interactive exhibits, with no glass or showcases.

We create everything together with you — scrape the bottom of the barrel for ideas, knowledge, suggestions, meanwhile, craftsmen, artists, and artisans can implement their art projects, show it and teach others. Everyone has something to share.

Project objective:

– Provide the opportunity for people to get in touch with Russian life through direct tactile contact.

– Feel the connection of times, customs and traditions.

– Travel through centuries into the real life of our ancestors.

The “Bottom of the Grain Bin” Museum presents exhibits that you can and should spend some time with: pick them up, take a closer look at antique utensils, sit at the loom and weave a table runner, and then drink a cup of fragrant tea from an old samovar.


Two ancient vaulted halls of the 17th century with a total area of 70 sq.m.

The ticket price includes a mini-tour of the exposition where you can touch everything!

– iron the linen with a wooden smoother

– chop cabbage in a trough with a chopper

– weave a table runner on a loom

– grind grain into flour on a stone mill

– ring sleigh-bells

– have a samovar tea party with sweets

The mission is to increase the general cultural level and intellectual potential of society, preserve cultural values and traditions, and enable personal spiritual development.


– Actualize the cultural code

– Promote of activities in the field of education, science, culture, art, education

– Introduce Russian life

– Popularize, support and develop folk art

– Provide a creative platform for craftsmen, ethnographers, and contemporary artists

– Support socially important projects and initiatives in the field of culture, art, and education

– Organize and hold high-quality cultural and educational events such as lectures, concerts, workshops, performances, live streams.