The House Museum of Crafts
Nizhny Novgorod region
Nizhny Novgorod Region, Vyksa, ul. Herzen, building 43
Tel.: +7 (960) 169-34-24
From 9:00 to 18:00 seven days a week
Entrance ticket to the museum – 100 rubles
Rock garden – 100 rubles
Master-class – 100 rubles
Pavel Mineevich Romanov
The exhibits have been stored in the apartment for a long time, but there were so many items. We, as the owners, thought these items could be presented to visitors instead of just being stored. We could give visitors an opportunity to appreciate the beauty, uniqueness, and originality of the items. I addressed the city administration, and they supported the opening of the museum. On the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the city of Vyksa, the House-Museum of craft, which in 2017 was renamed to the “House of crafts” Creative Association, was opened. I was interested in landscape design, and therefore created a rock garden on the site.
The masters of these exhibits always meet in this House-Museum, where they discuss their works, and talk about their future plans and problems. Thus, a team of those, for whom the craft meant a lot, was formed; creative evenings of local poets and writers are held. The exhibitions of paintings by Vyksa artists and exhibitions from wood carvers, root plastic, and embroidery by local craftsmen are held. Masterclasses in drawing are also held. The remembrance evenings with tea parties are held with the veterans of labor. On-site marriage registration and photo sessions are held.
The museum turned out to be a peculiar one; it combines old and modern things including a huge collection of antlers – deer, elk, goat, with incredible sizes and curls; stuffed animals and birds; wood carvings. There is an abundance and variety of antique items: carved chests, iron chests, paintings, sewing machines, kitchen utensils, samovars, embroidered towels, homespun rugs, photos, documents, award lists and awards themselves, and postcards that are more than 100 years old. There is a stand, dedicated to the Great Patriotic War. There is a man-made lake, overgrown with grass along the banks under the open sky. In the garden, there is a juniper alley with narrow paths, a humped bridge over a thin stream, and a stone waterfall several meters high. All this is created in a fury of colors, in a necklace of natural stones. “House of Crafts” Creative Association is a member of the “Nizhny Novgorod Center For Support and Development of Museums” Regional Public Organization.