The Museum named after Vadim Yurievich Orlov

Yaroslavl Oblast

Contact information

Yaroslavl, Volzhskaya embankment, building 15

Tel.: +7 (485) 220-66-46, +7 (485) 220-66-47


Operating hours

daily 10:00 – 19:00

day off – Tuesday

Ticket price

Full – 300 rubles

Discount – 150 rubles


Up to 10 people – 500 rubles

Up to 15 people – 750 rubles

Up to 30 people – 1500 rubles

(2 guides)

over 30 people – 2000 rubles.

(2 guides)

Master classes – from 150 rubles / person

The museum founder

Vadim Yurievich Orlov

The museum director

Anna Viktorovna Orlova



About museum

In 2014, the Yaroslavl Technical Carbon JSC acquired ownership of the architectural monument House of the Doctors Society, which was in a dilapidated condition. A project of restoration, reconstruction, and adaptation was made specifically for the museum. The idea of the restoration of the monument and the creation of a museum in it belonged to the director of the enterprise, Vadim Yurievich Orlov; at that time a private collection of objects of decorative art items totaled about 4,000 exhibits.

For more than 4 years, the repair and restoration work has been carried out in the building of the future museum. Unfortunately, Vadim Yurievich did not live to see the museum opening; he died in 2016. But his final project was brought to completion, and in December 2018 the museum opened its doors to visitors.

At the moment, the collection has more than 4,500 exhibits. The largest part of the collection is porcelain from private porcelain factories in Russia (Gardner, Popov, Miklashevsky, Kornilov brothers …). In addition to the large and well-known factories, the collection also includes numerous factories of the Gzhel County, which makes the collection simply unique. The Peoples of Russia by Gardner, and the faience of Tver Kuznetsov give visitors an opportunity to admire porcelain from different times and factories; the museum is a delight for connoisseurs and lovers of porcelain.

The second part of the collection is domestic and artistic Russian and European silver. Some items included are tablespoons, tea and coffee sets, salt shakers, biscuit jars, spoons, and forks; this is an incomplete list of the assortment of items from precious metals.

The collection of iron casting works from the Ural factories totals more than 250 items. Here the works of N. R. and R. R. Bakhov, E. A. Lancere, P. K. Klodt, A. A. Solovieva, A. L. Ober, and other prominent Russian masters are on display. The cast iron works collection covers the time period beginning in the 1880s and extending to the present day.