The Yuri Vladimirovich Nikulin Museum


Contact information

Moscow, Maroseyka ul., building 7/8, structure 1 (entrance from Bolshoi Zlatoustinsky per., through the arch)

Tel.: +7 (495) 628-44-11


Operating hours

Mon – Fri: from 10:00 to 18:00

Ticket price

Individual visit – 300 rubles

Groups (from 5 to 20 people) – 300 rubles per person

Pensioners, schoolchildren – 150 rubles

Children under 7 years old – free (accompanied by adults)

Group tours by appointment, phone: +7 (495) 628-44-11

The museum founder

Maxim Yurievich Nikulin



About museum

On the premises of the Circus and Mercy Regional Public Charity Fund for Assisting Circus Performers, the founder and first president of which was Yuri Vladimirovich Nikulin, a museum was created in 1998 dedicated to the life and work of the great clown, the people’s artist of the USSR, and the Hero of Socialist Labor.

The Y.V. Nikulin Museum is unique in the presence of artifacts and original exhibits. Here you can see a collection of candy wrappers, stamps, and badges – Yuri Vladimirovich was fond of collecting them in his childhood. Nearby is his toy from 1929, an essay written by him in the 7th grade, and much more.

The museum displays drawings by Yuri Vladimirovich, letters, costumes, a clown costume, personal items, gifts, souvenirs, and photos from the Nikulin family archive. The museum has a unique archive of Y.V. Nikulin, which contains manuscripts, awards, letters from the war years, The Journal of Military Operations of the 1st Company of the 72nd Squadron, and creative materials.

In 2017, two more halls of the museum were opened with personal belongings and furniture from Nikulin’s apartment: a hall dedicated to Tatyana Nikolaevna Nikulina, the wife of the artist, and a hall with the exact recreation of the home cabinet of Y.V. Nikulin.

Films and reprises with Yuri Vladimirovich are shown on the excursions and charity concerts are held by the veterans – the circus performers, Nikulin’s circus artists of Moscow, and the students of the School of Circus Art named after Y.V. Nikulin. This makes the museum interactive.

The Yuri Vladimirovich Nikulin Museum is of value not only to Muscovites and residents of other regions of Russia, but also to residents of foreign countries. A visit gives you the opportunity to learn more about the life and work of the great artist and about the circus.