The Cat Museum
Vsevolozhsk, Koltushskoe highway, building 214
Tel.: +7 (812) 947-38-74
daily from 11:00 to 17:00
ticket office works until 16:00
Children under 7 years – 200 rubles
Children under 3 years old – free
Pensioners and people with disabilities are entitled to a 50% discount
The tour is included in the ticket price
The museum founder
Anna Vadimovna Kondratyeva
In 2008, the veterinarian and St. Petersburg animal rights activist, Anna Kondratyeva, and her colleagues gathered together all the gifts of their patients. As a result, on the second floor of the Elvet veterinary clinic in Vsevolozhsk, 20 kilometers from St. Petersburg, the Cat Museum appeared, which has been hosting guests from all over Russia for more than 10 years now.
The collection includes about 5,000 exhibits on the subject: figures, paintings, postcards, photographs, toys, and household items. Here the works of the cat-craft are collected: riddles, proverbs, sayings, tales, and poems and fables. A local history corner works here, and a separate stand is dedicated to the history of cats during the siege of Leningrad.
The most valuable exhibits are: an Iranian cat-shaped castle (an analogue is kept in the Hermitage), handmade rugs from the siege of Leningrad times, a painting by an unknown artist from the late 18th – early 19th centuries (The Hermitage Cat with Kittens), paintings by Tatyana Kapustina, a clock with a pendulum, chairs from the Mariinsky Theater, which are over 100 years old, and piggy bank cats, a prototype of which can be seen in the movie Operation Ы and Shurik’s Other Adventures.