“Rowan Land” museum of folk life and traditional crafts

Murmansk region

Contact information

Murmansk, ul. Safonova, building 28

Tel.: +7 (815) 222-49-11



Operating hours

Monday: from 16:00 to 20:00

Tuesday: from 13:00 to 22:00

Wednesday: from 14:00 to 22:00

Friday: from 14:00 to 22:00

Saturday: from 11:00 to 22:00

Sunday: from 11:00 to 20:00

Founder of the museum

Elena Vacheslavovna Titarenko

Founder of the museum

Olga Sergeevna Makarova



About museum

The idea of creating a museum was born and brought to life in just a few months. It was based on family household items and the personal collection of folk crafts of the owners of the museum, Elena and Olga. On September 21, 2018, the museum was officially opened. The exposition reflects the structure of a Russian hut. Various items from peasant life and ethnographic costumes from various regions of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus were gathered. Folk crafts are widely presented in the museum, including weaving, pottery, folk toys, lace, knitting, embroidery, paintings, and many other things.

The museum hosts excursions, class hours for schoolchildren, lectures by specialists, and Sunday school classes. The museum is visited by residents of Murmansk and the Murmansk Region as well as by foreign guests. The museum regularly organizes field exhibitions in the city and regional events in Murmansk, Kirovsk, Monchegorsk, and Olenegorsk. The museum has a Sunday family club with free admission.

The museum’s collection contains more than 600 exhibits:

– items from peasant life (made of wood, bast, birch bark, metal, and leather) – bast boxes, birch pestles, tues, oak barrels, yokes, planes, scythes, tubs, baskets, robbers (paddles, woven baskets) for picking berries, and so on.

– ethnographic costumes from various regions of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.

– Handicrafts: Khokhloma, Gzhel, Gorodetskaya, Severodvinsk paintings, Dymkovskaya, Kargopolskaya, Abashevskaya, Filimonovskaya, and Bogorodskaya toys, traditional peasant dolls, whistles, “sharkunok” musical instruments, and so on.

– traditional crafts: weaving, pottery, knitting, embroidery, lace on coils, paintings, and birch bark weaving.