The Antique Sewing Machines Museum

Yaroslavl Oblast

Contact information

Pereslavl-Zalessky, Kardovsky ul., building 23

Tel.: +7 (485) 353-54-26, +7 (915) 978-51-12


Operating hours

Tue – Sun – 10.00 – 18.00

Mon – closed

The museum founders

Elena Yurievna Kuvykina and Maxim Yurievich Kuvykin



About museum

The museum has a permanent exhibition, a unique private collection of sewing machines dating from the 19th – 20th centuries, the only one of its kind in Russia (made in Russia, Germany, Scotland, America, Italy, France, etc.), and a small collection of tailor scissors. The museum was founded in 2012. A collection of sewing machines was collected by the residents of the city of Pereslavl-Zalessky, the Kuvykin family, natives of the city of Furmanov in the Ivanovo Region.

Visiting rules: entrance to the museum halls is paid-for; paid-for photos are allowed in the halls of the museum and on the museum territory; a masterclass is also paid-for.

In the museum you can get acquainted with the creation history of the sewing machines, as well as touch the history of the lives of famous people: Isadora Duncan, Karl Faberge, Apple creator Steve Jobs, the first female cosmonaut in the world, Valentina Tereshkova, and many other personalities. A masterclass is held (a souvenir is sewn with one’s own hands), thereby helping children be more fond of technology lessons and the choice of a further profession: seamstress, technician, inventor, and entrepreneur. Arriving at the museum, you will not only touch history, but you will also be able to visit the store at the sewing production atelier, where you can purchase memorable gifts from the manufacturer.

The Sewing Machines Museum is located within the old city, on Kardovsky street, building 23, in the former unique buildings of the New World embroidery factory.