Samara Museum of Photography Photo History

Samara region

Contact information

For written correspondence: Samara, ul. Voronezhskaya, building 2, 30-34

Office: Samara, Ul. Sadovaya, building 61

Tel.: +7 (927) 203-33-66

Operating hours

Daily, from 11:00 to 18:00

Ticket price

Cost of visit (entrance ticket, tour, masterclass) – from 50 to 300 rubles

Founder (Owner/Director) of the museum

Nikolai Sergeevich Strashnov



About museum

The museum is the only private technical museum in Russia – an educational, interactive museum, photo school, and photo Association. It is the organizer of more than 250 exhibitions, festivals, and cultural events. The museum has creative technical and artistic workshops, as well as the “FA” theater-studio. Over the years, numerous unique exhibits have been collected, which made up the fund: the rarest old photo and film equipment of foreign and domestic production, as well as all kinds of lens-containing equipment; an extensive library; old photo albums and photographs; unique collections of different items (transport, tank, flying, stamp collecting, the audiophile, and many other things).

The museum organizes excursions, practical classes for students of educational institutions, photo exhibitions, and photo competitions. It also successfully implements social projects, including the inclusive events for social and professional adaptation for disabled children and orphans. This activity was awarded in Moscow during the “Inter Museum 2014” festival. The work of “Photo-History” MFS is marked by numerous diplomas, grants, charity “Oscars”, and letters of thanks. Many projects are taken as a reference by foreign and domestic museums, photo associations, and photo schools as a prime example of conducting social and interactive programs.