Donkeys Planet Museum
Krasnodar Territory, Temryuk, ul.Veteranov, building 354
Tel.: +7 (918) 697-01-28, +7 (988) 333-50-60
Tuesday-Sunday: from 9:00 to 19:00
Adults – 300 rubles
Children from 3 to 5 years old – 100 rubles
Children from 5 years old – 200 rubles
Excursion (groups of 2 people) – 200 rubles
Master class – 150-200 rubles
Founder of the museum
Tatyana Obabko, Honored architect of Kuban
Director of the museum
Yulia Ivanovna Sharuda
Owner of the collections
Elena Viktorovna Ogurtsova
For 20 years, donkey things were collected from all around the world and turned into a children’s collection, which started to crowd bookcases, so in 2019, the family council decided to create the world’s only “Donkey Planet” museum. The museum displays more than 3000 exhibits that tell the story of the development of human society from ancient civilizations to the present day with the example of the life of the donkey, which was domesticated 1000 years before the horse. The guests of the museum will learn more about the history of Ancient Egypt and the Sumerian Kingdom and will have an opportunity to see the eighth wonder of the world – the Terracotta Army – and learn about the creation of natural silk and Chinese porcelain.
With a caravan they will travel along the routes of the Great Silk Road and visit the richest cities of Central Asia – Bukhara, Khiva and Samarkand. They will board an ancient Greek merchant ship in a port city on the Taman Peninsula and learn about the history of the flourishing Greek colonies in the Northern Black Sea region on the territory of the Bosporus.
They will learn about donkey participation in the rescue of the writer Don Quixote and Sancho Panza from pirate captivity and their adventures in the hall, dedicated to Miguel Cervantes.
During the tour, visitors will learn more about the unique collection of donkeys, which was collected in all countries of the world. These are figurines, toys, stamps, badges, coins, sweets, and household and interior items made from various materials such as wood, bronze, brass, leather, glass, crystal, porcelain, ceramics, majolica, plastic, rubber, thread, straw, cast iron, wire, fur, felted wool and felt, and so on. Visitors can see familiar characters from their favorite cartoons and fairy tales among the museum’s exhibits.
Children will be interested in the unique collection of donkeys that are in a small town – a model of a city with houses and a tram. They can also see the home of the “donkey” Lolita with antique furniture and household items, and can meet real live donkeys Carmelita and her son Martin, whom they can pet and feed with carrots or an apple.
A separate section of the museum is dedicated to the topic of the donkey in Biblical stories such as “Flight to Egypt”, “Christmas”, “The Entrance of the Lord to Jerusalem”, “Valaam’s donkey “, and others.
The museum’s collection contains photographs, lithographs, engravings, and postcards from the 19th-20th centuries, testifying to the donkey’s faithful service to people.