Tula Museum of Samovars
Working hours: from 10-00 to 18-00, and on Friday and Saturday to 20-00 in the summer, from October to April from Friday and Saturday from 11-00 to 19-00,
In 1990 in the house number 8 and on the street Mendeleyevskaya, built in 1910 - 1911 gg. On the project of architect V. N. Sirotkin, the museum "Tula samovars" was opened - a branch of the museum association "Tula Regional Historical, Architectural and Literary Museum". The basis of the museum's exposition was a collection of samovars collected in various years in the association "TOIALM". The exposition of the museum, which consists of three rooms, introduces the history of the emergence and development of one of the most famous Tula crafts - samovar. The first room tells about the samovar production of Tula in the XVIII - XIX centuries. Among the unique specimens of the late 18th century. - "sbitennik" - predecessor of the samovar, a vessel for making sbitnia - a drink of herbs, spices, honey; Samovar of the first Tula workshop of the Lisitsyns. Samovars of the first half of the XIX century. Are represented by samples of factories Somov, Malikov, etc.
For this time, samovars are typical in the form of a barrel, a decorative vase, a crater. They produced samovars of different purpose: samovars-coffee pots, road; On the device: heat, with a kerosene stove, samovars "Parichko" with a removable jug. Since the second half of the XIX century. Tula becomes the largest supplier of samovars. Tula samovars penetrated into all corners of Russia, as well as beyond. None of the all-Russian and international exhibitions could do without a Tula samovar.
The museum displays medals received by N. Batashev at the World Exhibitions in Paris (1889), Chicago (1893), London (1909), All-Russian exhibitions in Moscow (1882), Nizhny Novgorod (1896).
Second Hall. Samovar production of Tula in the second half of the XIX - beginning. XX centuries. Is represented by "The Association of the Steam Samovar Factory of the Successors of VS Batashev in Tula" - one of the largest and most famous Tula factories. The exposition also features memorial items-photographs of family members, a portrait of Alexander S. Batashev, one of the brothers. Among the most unique items of the factory are 5 miniature samovars donated in 1909 from the Batashevs to the children of Emperor Nicholas II. Samovars of the Soviet period 20 - 40 years. Are represented by interesting samples: "Turkish Hookah" vase, samovar-vase-gift to SI Sepanov, director of the Tula Cartridge Plant in the 30s; Samovar in 1949 to the 70th anniversary of IV Stalin. The exposition of the third hall introduces the products of the "Stamp" machine-building plant to them. B. L. Vannikova, the only plant in Tula that produces samovars. Here are samples of frying, electric combined, as well as samovars with art paintings, produced in different years.
300000, Tula, Mendeleevskaya, 8.
Tel: (4872) 31-23-33
Open for visits from 10.00 to 18.00.
Weekends are Monday, Tuesday, last Wednesday of the month.
The day with a free visit (up to 18 years) is the last Friday of the month.