Unique Dolls and Toys Museum
Kostroma, Gornaya ul., building 26, downtown, on the Volga River embankment
Tel.: +7 (910) 950-00-47, +7 (494) 247-15-95, +7 (494) 232-50-74
from 10:00 to 18:00, without lunch, without days off
Adult – 150 rubles
Children – 100 rubles
Groups from 10 people – 100 rubles per person
Thematic tour (for a group of up to 15 people) – 300 rubles
Master class – 100 rubles / person
The museum founder / director
Nadezhda Vasilievna Sheiko
The museum founder is a travel lover.
In Soviet times, it was possible to visit, at best, the Union republics. A souvenir was brought from every trip, and of course it was in the form of a doll in national clothes. Thus, a considerable collection was assembled.
One day a doll lover was presented with a doll of extraordinary beauty, with lively eyes, an antique, by the French master Emile Jumeau. Being charmed by the doll evokes interest in the history of dolls, and in the study and acquisition of dolls by other manufacturers.
Europe’s borders were opening, and it was suddenly possible to visit European doll auctions. A collection of dolls and toys from different periods was being assembled, later crowding the home shelves. Exhibitions were organized and have gradually moved to the museum.
The museum contains dolls by the leading world manufacturers: France, Germany, England, Japan, and Russia, which have museum and antique value.
In addition, the museum presents a variety of doll items, dolls and toys from the Soviet period, character dolls, a collection of clowns, and antique Christmas toys.
The museum conducts a large amount of educational work with schoolchildren and young children. We regularly host thematic tours, master classes for organized groups, and interactive on-site workshops for educational institutions. The museum also offers fun and unusual birthday celebrations.