The Grandfather’s Attic Interactive Museum for children from 1 to 101 years old
Moscow, Izmailovskoe sh., 73ZH, territory of the Izmailovsky Kremlin
11:00 – 20:00, daily
Entrance ticket with a tour – 300 rubles for a group visit (two accompanying persons free) – 500 rubles, master classes – from 550 rubles
Founder / Owner of the museum
Pavel Anatolievich Britov
Director of the museum
Yulia Vasilievna Ivanushkina
The idea of a technical museum was thought of for several years in a row. It all started with a collection of radiograms.
And then there was the question of how to get children interested, to distract them from gadgets, make them think about the principles of operation and the history of the development of the devices, and make them explore the devices and work with their hands. We hope that we successfully cope with this task every day.
The museum tells and shows how the devices that are around children from birth, look inside. We don’t just entertain children, we also develop their abilities and train them. You don’t have to visit us regularly; you can come any day and learn something new.
The museum presents both historical exhibits and visual aids for studying devices and learning how different things work. The collection is constantly being replenished and expanded.
Household appliances: washing appliances, washing machines from the 1960s to the present day, a transparent dishwasher, irons from different years, sewing machines from the end of 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, a pan (toilet) in the section, spinning wheels and a working loom from the beginning of the 20th century.
Printing: a collection of typewriters from the years 1917 to 1991, seals, and stamps from 1900.
Means of communication: a “Siemens” and “Galske” writing telegraph apparatus (from approx. 1900), a “Schapp” optical telegraph model, an “Ericsson” first telephone model, telephone devices from different countries from 1930 to the present day.
Recording and radio equipment: a gramophone, a phonograph, radios and tape recorders of various types, a collection of tape recorders.
Scales and counting devices: Various devices for weighing from 1846 to 1980, counting devices from various years.
Railway: a small railway layout made up of elements from the 1960s to 1970s, railway accessories: signal horns, lanterns, caps, billboards with the names of stations, railway stations from the 19th century and many other things.