The Vendace Kingdom Museum

Yaroslavl Oblast

Contact information

Yaroslavl region, Pereslavl district, Veskovo village, Peter the First ul., building 15

Tel.: +7 (910) 810-41-99



Operating hours

May – September

Daily seven days a week 10:00 – 18:00

September – May

Sat – Sun: 10:00 – 18:00

Ticket price

Adults – 150 rubles

Schoolchildren – 100 rubles

Gingerbread painting workshop – 250 rubles

Fish painting workshop – 180 rubles

Museum director

Kristina Sergeevna Mikhailova

Museum owner and founder

Sergey Vasilevich Dogadaev



About museum

The idea of creating a museum came to our director, Kristina Sergeevna Mikhailova, who was engaged in domestic tourism for more than 10 years. While conducting excursions around Pereslavl, almost every tourist asked her about the famous vendace. This is not surprising since the fish symbolizes Pereslavl-Zalessky.

The museum tells the story of the unique fish, the vendace, that adorns the city’s the coat of arms. During the tour, you can find out why the vendace is called “royal herring” and how it was fished, salted and stored for the future. You will learn many amazing and sometimes even incredible facts about the most beautiful and mysterious lake, Lake Pleshcheevo and you will visit a fisherman. At the end of the program, each guest will receive a present from the vendace and attend a fish tasting.

The museum has created expositions which include a diorama of Lake Pleshcheevo, the inhabitants of the lake, the composition The Tale of Ruff Rufferfish, ancient fishing gear, a flatboat, a royal table, a fisherman’s house, a model of Usolye village, a dinosaur egg, a chest with salt, and a recipe from Alexander Dumas called “Marinated Vendace.”