The Borodins’ Smithy Museum Creative Workshop

Vladimir region

Contact information

Vladimir region, Vladimir, ul. Georgievskaya, Building 3G

Tel. : +7 (915) 760-21-77



Operating hours

Mon.: 12:00-18:00

Sat., Sun. and public holidays: 10:00-18:00

Ticket price

interactive tour with a workshop

full price – 850 rubles/person.

child — 750 rubles/person.

The founder of the museum

Yuri Nikolaevich Borodin

The owner and director of the museum

Alexey Yuryevich Borodin



About museum

The founder of the creative workshop “The Borodins’ Smithy” is Yuri Nikolaevich Borodin, born in 1939, a member of the Union of Artists of Russia, an Honored Worker of Culture, a Veteran of Labor. At the age of 16, he started working as a hammerer in the Ivnyansky sugar factory smithy. In 1970, he graduated from the Krasnoselsky School of Metal Arts (KUHOM). Since 1970, he has been working as a blacksmith metal artist in Vladimirrestavratsiya. In 1987, he bought the dilapidated building of the Pharmacy Stone Laboratory built in 1806. It took him more than 10 years to restore the building with his own hands. In 1996, the forge lighted once again. In 2000, the smithy building was assigned architectural monument status. In addition to taking commissions and creating decorative and applied artworks, Yury Nikolaevich Borodin also collected antiques related to blacksmithing. His son Alexey Borodin continued his father’s business, and in April 2011, the Borodins’ Smithy opened its doors as a museum.

During your visit to the smithy, you can learn the difference between ancient and modern smithies, learn what blacksmiths made in the old days, see how red hot metal is forged, immerse yourself into the decorative and applied art, watch jewelry forging, and understand why it’s a form of art.