The Playing Cards Museum

Yaroslavl Oblast

Contact information

Yaroslavl region, Uglich, O. Bergholz ul., building 1/2

Tel.: +7 (485) 322-30-75, +7 (910) 972-80-59


Operating hours

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ticket price

150 rubles with the excursion service

The museum founder

Mikhail Viktorovich Lotkov



About museum

The museum’s creation history began with the donation of a collection of cards by a Siberian collector (due to the state of his health) to the current owner in order to preserve it as such. The purpose of our museum is to show that playing cards, regardless of their functions (whether they are playing, fortune-telling, solitaire, used for tricks or entertaining), are not only the reason for losing huge fortunes, committing high-profile crimes, and epochal prophetic predictions, but also have an important cultural and historical value in the life of a person and society, with many creative functions, including therapeutic, cognitive, developing, and even educational.

Here you can find out the origins and history of the playing cards and card games, as well as see the cards themselves: playing, solitaire, cards for tricks, magic, energy, advertising, predictive, meditative, diagnostic, psychotherapeutic, telepathic, fortunetelling Mayan cards, varieties of gypsy fortune-telling cards, legendary Madame Lenorman cards, marked, exclusive, educational, cognitive, enriching, ornately shaped, gigantic, smallest in the world, clay fortune-telling cards, prisoner cards, bread cards, children’s, theater cards-dolls, professional cards for right-handed people and for left-handed people, for visually impaired people and for the blind, cards with a QR code, and much more.

You can also learn about the most popular fortune-telling systems created over the centuries by different peoples of the world, as well as author’s fortune-telling systems.