Galinsky Sails Interactive Museum

Vologda Oblast

Contact information

Vologda region, Cherepovets district, Galinskoe village, building 16

Tel.: +7 (921) 257-04-19, +7 (921) 259-65-87


Operating hours

Daily from 10:00 to 18:00

Ticket price

groups 10 + 1:

discount – 550 rubles, full – 600 rubles

groups 20 + 2:

discount – 500 rubles, full – 550 rubles

groups 30 + 3:

discount – 450 rubles, full – 500 rubles

groups 40 + 4:

discount – 400 rubles, full – 450 rubles

The founders of the museum

Sergey Alekseevich Tokarev and Nadezhda Sergeevna Tokareva

The owner and director

Sergey Alekseevich Tokarev



About museum

The Galinsky Sails Interactive Museum has been formed around the work and ideas of shipbuilder Sergey Tokarev. The master has been actively engaged in the topic of traditional shipbuilding since about 2000. One day, he read an article in the “Captain Club” magazine titled “The boat that created the nation”, which stated that 99 companies in the USA alone produce different types of canoes, based on the traditional boat of the North American Indians. Sergey then had an idea to create a new Russian souvenir in the form of a national traditional boat. He began to study the material in depth.

In 2012, the daughter of the master, Nadezhda, as part of the assignment to participate in any competition to receive credit at the university in one of the disciplines, wrote the museum’s first business plan and became the winner of the All-Russian contest “My country is my Russia”. From that moment, work began on the creation of the museum. “Galinsky Sails” is an entertaining and informative project, based on the work of the shipbuilding master Sergey Tokarev.

The museum collection consists of traditional boat models from Russia and other countries; it totals more than 100 pieces (45 of them are from the traveling exhibition). There are more than 30 full-sized boats (now there are 15 boats in the museum). Some of them were made with the creative imagination of the master. For example, the crocodile boat has a traditional base and an unusual look to attract attention; the mouth of the crocodile is also opened using the traditional mechanism. The museum also presents 5 pieces of boat blanks, more than 20 pieces of wooden figures carved by a craftsman, collected boat items, traditional rustic utensils, etc.