Chocolate History Museum of Ryazan

Ryazan Oblast

Contact information

54 Pochtovaya Street, Ryazan, Ryazan Oblast

Tel.: +7 (962) 396-22-16


Operating hours

Sun. – Thu.: 10:00 – 18:00

Fri. – Sat.: 10:00 – 19:00

Holidays: 10:00 – 19:00

Ticket price

Tour “Ryazan Chokolava” with a workshop – 700 rubles

Independent museum visit – from 150 to 250 rubles

Chocolate figurine making workshop – 700 rubles

Founder, owner, and director of the museum

Evsyukhin Igor Evgenyevich



About museum

The founder, owner, and director of the Chocolate History Museum of Ryazan is social entrepreneur Igor Evsyukhin. Since the 1990s, he has been involved in delivering confectionery products to stores and later became interested in producing his own chocolate products. In 2017, Igor accidentally discovered a recipe for candy from 1837 in the library. He learned that according to legend, this recipe was invented for the future emperor Tsarevich Alexander’s visit. Inspired by this, Igor came up with the idea of creating a museum dedicated to Ryazan candy, which he successfully implemented.

However, this enthusiast did not stop there. In 2022, he opened the Chocolate History Museum of Ryazan on Pochtovaya Street. Visitors can learn about events related to Emperor Alexander I’s visit to Ryazan, the history of Pochtovaya Street, and the culinary traditions of the city. The museum also offers interactive tours and confectionery making workshops.

Where does chocolate come from in Ryazan? What is Ryazanskaya Chokolava? And why can Ryazan be considered the birthplace of milk chocolate? All of these questions will be answered at the most unusual chocolate museum in our city!

The main tour “Ryazan Chokolava” tells the story of life in Ryazan at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries. The main characters are Emperor Alexander I, who visited Ryazan in 1820, and G.V. Ryumin (one of the wealthiest residents of Ryazan at that time), as well as the children and grandchildren of the wealthy patron of Ryazan.

During the tour, you can learn interesting facts about the history of Pochtovaya Street and the naming of the city itself.

Next to the museum is the Chocolaterie “Choco Rua,” where guests can create their own chocolate products. Visitors can also experience the “Chocolate Post Station,” meet the cheerful Ryazan postman, and Princess Choki.

The museum houses over 10,000 exhibits, including animatronic dolls, ancient icons, chronicles, production tools and equipment, household items, tin boxes, and labels.