Expedition Team at the Museum of Soviet Childhood in Sergiev Posad

The Museum of Soviet Childhood is a museum of toys and childhood symbols familiar to every Soviet child: dolls, weeble wobbles, metal cars, pedal vehicles, filmstrips and much more. The authors of the idea are spouses Semyon Aleksandrovich and Olesya Sergeevna Zhiltsovs. “5 years ago, children asked what toys we had in our childhood. Then we began to sort things out in the apartment and search for our toys, more and more immersing in nostalgia: sorted out a collection of postcards, played board games and remembered active street fun and play (Chinese garter game, classics, Cossacks and robbers). So the idea was born to collect a collection of games, toys and memorabilia that surrounded the Soviet child in his childhood”.

The activities of the Museum of Soviet Childhood are aimed at preserving Soviet-era toys, studying information about toys, their manufacturers and the impact of toys on raising children. The main goal of the museum is the patriotic education of youth through the demonstration of toys made at the enterprises and factories of our country.

Museum staff conduct excursions for schools and individuals, give master classes and organize hobby groups. On interactive excursions, where showpieces can be picked up, children will learn how their parents spent their childhood, with no Internet, mobile phones and social networks.

The museum’s fund continues to be replenished with exhibits purchased by museum owners and presented by visitors.