Interactive museum of blacksmithing “Ryazan Kritza”

Ryazan Oblast

Contact information

Ryazan region, Ryazan city, Internatsionalnaya St., 27A

Tel.: +7 (953) 748-24-01

Operating hours

10:00 to 18:00 daily by appointment

Ticket price

Workshop / interactive tour for up to 10 people – 500 RUB.

Excursion / lecture / visiting the exhibition for a group of 10 people – 200 RUB per visitor.

Individual workshop – price is negotiable.

Founder, owner and director of the museum

Churkin Alexander Vladimirovich

Founder and owner of the museum

Ratkin Mikhail Alekseevich



About museum

The Blacksmiths’ Art Museum with a blacksmith’s workshop (stylised as an ancient smithy) runs all kinds of workshops for different age groups, with varying degrees of experience in blacksmithing. At the workshops you can forge your own souvenir (horseshoe, coin, carnation, rose, etc.).

In March 2023 enrolment to the blacksmith school will start.

The museum conducts interactive excursions into the history of metalwork and its traditions in the Ryazan region; it collects and compiles information on crafts, reconstructs ancient methods of metalwork and metal production; it carries out research work with the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts (the department of artistic metal); it takes part in festivals and city celebrations featuring a reconstructed mobile forge, as well as reconstructed medieval weapons.

The museum exposition is represented by reconstructed medieval weapons, scientific works on metal extraction and its processing according to restored technologies.