The Doll house Museum – Private Museums of Russia

The Doll house Museum




Arkhangelsk Oblast

Contact information

Arkhangelsk region, Krasnoborsk village, Ul. Pavel Koshuba, 3

Tel: +7 (921) 470-59-09

E-mail: galina140453@mail.ru

Operating hours

Daily from 10:00 to 16:00

Ticket price

Adult ticket – 150 rubles

Children’s ticket – 100 rubles

Excursions, master classes – 60-200 rubles

Founder of the Museum (Director / owner)

Galina Ivanovna Tochilina

Founded

2014

About museum

In 1998, Galina Ivanovna Tochilina organized the “Sudarushka” applied art club. The 1st of April, 2018, marked 20 years directing the club. The team is large and interesting, the club of traditional and modern crafts, very mobile: they visited Russian festivals, visited cities like Tula, Yaroslavl, Moscow, etc. They visited various fairs and held exhibitions. Until 2011, they were located in a small, cramped and cold municipal building. Galina Ivanovna bought a private house with an area of 150 square meters and a land plot for the development and support of the masters.

In January 2014, after a two-year renovation period, the club moved to a new building. It was named The Doll house Museum, because Galina Ivanovna comes from a family of doll makers – they were made by her mother and grandmother. The museum has about 2000 dolls in its collections.

The activities of the museum include excursions, master classes on craft-weaving, embroidery, and patchwork; courses in cutting and sewing, modern applied art-painting on glass, wood, etc. They also include programs for kids, school children and adults; traditional wedding games, matchmaking at Christmas, and Cossack games in the manor house. There is an exhibition called “Peasant Household items of the XIX-XX Centuries” with a continuation of the exhibition in the barn on the territory of “Tselovalnaya”, an “Anniversary pavilion”, etc.