It is impossible to imagine Russia without Matrioshkas. It turns out that this ingenious doll is not a mediaeval toy. Indeed, this wooden doll appeared not more than a hundred years ago, in the home of Antoly Mamontov, in Moscow.
This was a great reason to establish a museum dedicated to Matrioshka dolls in Moscow, and is the first official collection of Matrioshka dolls in Russia, though this art has existed for more than century. The museum is currently situated in the same house where the first wooden doll was carved at the end of 19th century.
The museum is open to public, so we want to invite you to an enjoyable and informative tour. You will be taken out to the Museum by our company representative, who will then give you the history of this wooden doll and why Matrioshkas are so-called, explaining, at the same time, the differences between the various cities’ dolls and their outstanding craftsmen.
While you are on this Moscow tour, you will be shown the biggest collections of most different types ranging from classical models to avant-gard, doll from 3-in-1 to 50-in-1. By the way, the biggest Matrioshka-set of 50 dolls in the Museum belongs to The Guinness World Book of Records. The smallest doll is several millimeters high.
While at the Matrioshka museum you can see all types of wooden dolls, so try to count the dolls of the biggest Matrioshka – just to make sure they are correct and it is true, or have a laugh about the funny painting of Novokuznetsk wooden doll or simply buy a national souvenir preserving history and traditions made by skilled hands of craftsmen. Whatever you do, it should be very memorable gift that would decorate any place it adorns.
Welcome to our tour of the Matrioshkas Museum!
The tour takes approximately 1 hours.
- Guide-interpreter (English, Spanish, French or German);
- Museum guide;
- Entrance tickets;
- Tour at the museum.
N.B.: We can arrange transportation to museum if needed (extra charge).
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