Tula Jewish History Museum
Svoboda Ul., Building 41, Tula, Tula oblast
Tel.: +7 (910) 943-20-77
Daily 10:00 – 20:00 for self-guided visits, guided tours by appointment
Free, donations are welcome
Founder of the museum
Tula regional Jewish charity center Hasdei Neshama and the religious organization Jewish Religious Society of Tula
The museum is based on ancient objects, books, and furniture used and stored in the synagogue of Tula. Research work in the archive was carried out, collections from the late 19th – early 20th centuries devoted to the Jewish community of Tula were studied, photocopies of documents were made, and M. V. Mayorov and T. V. Mayorova wrote books about the Jewish necropolis of Tula and a two-volume book about the Jews of Tula. There is a section of the museum dedicated to the Tula Jews who participated in the Great Patriotic War. Guests can see paintings on the Holocaust by A. M. Mayorov, an Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts. It is possible to visit the old Jewish cemetery from 1860 (at the cartridge factory); the community takes care of the cemetery.
There is a city tour of Jewish places in Tula offered. Various types of excursions are available for children, students, and adults, covering various topics about Judaism, local history, and the history of the country through the prism of the history of individual Jewish families in Tula. Guided excursions can be conducted in English and Hebrew.