The MISHKa Chocolate and Cocoa History Museum – Private Museums of Russia

The MISHKa Chocolate and Cocoa History Museum




Moscow

Contact information

Moscow, Malaya Krasnoselskaya Ul., building 7

Tel.: +7 (495) 982-57-97

E-mail: 9825797@redoct.biz

www.chokomuseum.ru

Operating hours

9:30 – 18:00 by appointment

Ticket price

For the sightseeing tour with a visit to the production – 900 rubles

For the Chocolate laboratory tour with a creative workshop and the 1st production line – 1000 rubles

For the Chocolate laboratory tour with a creative workshop and Alyonka robot – 800 rubles

The museum founder

United Confectioners LLC.

Founded

2009

About museum

The MISHKa Museum was created on the collections basis of the Red October Factory History Museum and the Babaevsky Confectionery Concern (abbr. BCC) History Museum. After moving the Red October Factory in 2007 to Malaya Krasnoselskaya Street, it was decided to create one museum. It is located on the territory of the BCC. The name MISHKa includes both the abbreviation and the name of the most popular candy.

The Museum idea and concept belong to Nina Viktorovna Kuznetsova, the head of the Chocolate World department of the United Confectioners holding, the Museum project manager and Lyudmila Anatolyevna Numerova, the director of the Red October Factory History Museum and the first director of the MISHKa museum.

The main activity of the museum is educational. Exposition and exhibition work, and the formation and storage of the collections are also carried out.

There is a permanent exhibition of the MISHKa museum on Malaya Krasnoselskaya Street, where there are overview and thematic excursions about the history of chocolate from the beginnings to the present day; much attention is paid to the development of the Russian chocolate business, to confectioners Einim, Abrikosovs, Lenovs …, and to confectionery advertising and packaging.

The tour includes a visit to the production and / or a lesson in a creative workshop, product tasting, and a sweet souvenir.

On the Bersenevskaya embankment in the historical building of the Red October, the permanent exhibition Einems Rose, dedicated to the secrets of the factory’s 150-year-old leadership, is open.

There are Moscow stories excursions about the Kremlin island and Bersenevskaya embankment, and about its famous houses and their owners on the roofs.

There is an opportunity to visit the territory of the Imperial River Yacht Club on weekends and discover the history of the Strelka.

On a charitable basis, the museum conducts excursions for senior citizens and visitors with disabilities.

The MISHKa is a regular participant in the International Chocolate Salons in Moscow, museum scientific conferences, and festivals in Russian cities.

The collection includes more than 50,000 exhibits, including confectionery packaging (tin and cardboard boxes, labels), advertising products of confectionery enterprises, production tools and equipment, documents related to the history and development of confectionery in Russia, factory furniture, and decorative and applied art items.