“Stroganovsky Barn” museum and exhibition center

Yaroslavl Oblast

Contact information

Yaroslavl Region, G. Tutaev (Romanov-Borisoglebsk), ul. Lenin Square, building 6A

Tel.: +7 (916) 156-98-50

E-mail: vihinstar@mail.ru


Operating hours

By request

Ticket price


Founder / Owner of the museum

Yuri Valerievich Starodubov



About museum

In 2015 the local historian Yuri Starodubov bought from the city administration a salt barn, which belonged to the Stroganov Graphs of the 18th century, in order to save the building and to open his museum there. In 2018, the exhibitions: “From the History of Stroganov’s Barn” and “From Candle to Kerosene Stove” were presented. In 2019, the “From the History of Russian Construction Art” exhibition was presented to the visitors.

The main value of the museum is the building itself; it is a cultural heritage site of Federal significance from the first half of the 18th century. The museum’s collection includes a collections of items related to the history of “Stroganovsky” barn, as well as a collection of household items, made of metal, wood, and ceramics, collections of documents on the history of the city of Romanov-Borisoglebsk and its district, and collections of maps. There are also collections of tiles, collections of paintings, graphics and decorative arts, collections of glass containers (in the Soviet years, one of the rooms of the barn was a glass container receiving point), as well as a collection of household appliances for cooking, working on kerosene, kerosene lamps and other lighting devices, and household containers for kerosene; in one of the rooms a kerosene shop of the 1950s was preserved with fuel tanks of kerosene and gas. There, with the assistance of the Industrial Culture Museum, the “From Candles to Kerosene Stove” exhibition was organized. There is a small scientific library.