The Uglich Leathercraft Museum

Yaroslavl Oblast

Contact information

Yaroslavl region, Uglich, Ostrovsky ul., building 4, apt. 2

Tel.: +7 (910) 819-92-78


Operating hours

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Ticket price

Visit + a masterclass – 150 rubles

The museum founder /owner

Ekaterina Sergeevna Beratanova



About museum

The Leathercraft Museum is the fruit of the joint work of leather craftsmen and enthusiastic entrepreneurs who want to contribute to the revival of traditional, historical crafts in the Russian outback.

The museum exposition is dedicated to one of the oldest crafts of the Uglich city inhabitants: leathercraft. The museum’s exhibits of local history, educational history, and art history collections tell about the formation and development of leather production in the city, the stages of making raw hides into finished raw materials, the traditional shoe, saddlery, haberdashery, and military and hunting equipment dressing. Most of the exposition, devoted to the art of leather decorating, carving and embossing, includes both samples of the work and collections both of old and modern masters who, inspired by the cultural heritage of the wondrous Uglich, create embodying urban legends and myths. In the museum you can also see the working place of a modern master leather craftsman, with all the tools and attributes, and when ordering an excursion, enroll in a small masterclass and do it yourself, make a small souvenir to remember the visit, memorable photos in historical stylizations, and take part in educational and gaming programs. The plans include the creation of a full-fledged cultural educational exhibition complex on the basis of a private museum, which includes museum expositions, an educational department, a cultural and leisure department, a children’s studio, and a leather workshop with branches throughout the country.