Museum of Russian National Writing

Yaroslavl Oblast

Contact information

Yaroslavl, Trefoleva ul., building 11


Phone number: 

+7 (960) 526-88-23 (Tretyakova Larisa Ivanovna)

+7 (930) 112-68-60 (Svetlana Vitalievna Rudenko)

Operating hours

Mon – Thurs: 11:00 – 19:00,

Sat – Sun: 14:00 – 19:00

(The last guided tour starts at 5:30 PM)

Fri: closed

(Please pre-register for the guided tour)

Ticket price

One-hour guided tour

Groups of up to 15 people – 2000 RUB

Groups of up to 30 people – 3000 RUB

One-hour workshop for up to 15 people – 3000 RUB

Family tour and workshop – 250RUB/person

Disabled people and preschoolers – free entrance.

Museum Founder

Arutsev Yuri Ivanovich

Museum Founder

Tretyakova Larisa Ivanovna

Museum Founder

Arutseva Liubov Yurievna



About museum

The Museum of Russian National Writing was opened on the basis of the operating author’s school of Yu. I. Arutsev « Russian calligraphy and Vyaz» following the School Board decision. Among the first displayed artifacts were writing tools from earlier centuries, Orgtechnika Yaroslavl Museum pointed pens and penholders, school copybooks from the 20th century, rare books, and original calligraphy works of the school calligraphers. Currently there are more than 500 exhibits.

The collection is organized into several sections:

A. Official Writing. Presenting more than 200 calligraphy pieces by students and masters of the school.

B. Monogram Art. Presenting about 50 artworks by the school’s calligraphy masters.

C. Calligraphy on Photos. New movement in hand-lettering art. Presenting 5 artworks by the school founder.

D. Yaroslavl Vyaz. New movement in the Russian Vyaz art, started in the 1990s. Presenting 25 original artworks by the school masters.

E. My Golden Signature. New movement in the art of developing a personal signature. Presenting about a hundred original signature designs by people from Russia and abroad.

F. Calligrapher Library. Collection of books on lettering and calligraphy, its history and evolution, including rare editions, penmanship and calligraphy original teaching methods developed by the school alumni.