Museum of Russian Life “Bottom of the Grain Bin”
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
Tue. – Sun.: 12:00-20:00
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
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.
– 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.