The Gingerbread History Museum

Yaroslavl Oblast

Contact information

Yaroslavl, Nakhimson ul., building 1a

Tel.: +7 (4852) 66-23-43


Operating hours

Mon – by appointment

Tue – Sun: 11:00 – 17:00

Ticket price

Children – 100 rubles

Adult – from 170 rubles

The museum founder

T.A. Gayevskaya



About museum

The museum founders began collecting materials long ago, back in the 2000s. Part of the exposition is a private collection of household items and dishes from the creators’ families: Alexander and Victoria Ratnikovs, and Tatyana Gayevskaya. The museum concept was proposed by T. Gayevskaya in 2016. Several formats were tested, they settled on a chamber, comfortable, home format, and the most suitable for the implementation of the mission to popularize the spicy baking traditions.

The museum acquaints its guests with the history of the Russian gingerbread as a whole, not just in specific areas of the country. When did it appear? What was it made of? Classifications and technologies of the most famous forms are given. The traditions of use and the areal spread of the technologies are shown.

During the tour, guests receive a gingerbread recipe and an opportunity to work with the dough. Everyone finds a convenient way to get acquainted with the gingerbread history: an independent tour, an excursion with a guide and a tasting of several types of gingerbread, or a painting workshop (six difficulty levels).

Several times a year, the Gingerbread History Museum holds contests with a prize fund.

In the Gingerbread History Museum souvenir shop, you can find products from many gingerbread factories throughout modern Russia.