The Museum of Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists and Benefactors
Moscow, 9 Donskaya Street
Tel.: +7 (499) 237-53-49
Tuesday through Friday: 13:00 – 19:00, Saturday: 12:00 – 16:00, closed on Mondays and Sundays.
Full price – 200 rubles
Reduced fare – 100 rubles
– full price – 400 rubles;
– reduced fare – 300 rubles;
– students and scholars – 200 rubles;
– minimum tour price – 3,000 rubles.
Founder and curator of the museum
Lev Nikolaevich Krasnopevtsev
Owner of the museum
The Fund of Creative Entrepreneurship “Deeds in the Name of Faith”
Director of the museum
Nadezhda Sergeyevna Smirnova
The Museum of Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists and Benefactors was created in 1991 with the active participation of the descendants of entrepreneurs of pre-revolutionary Russia: the Morozovs, Ryabushinskys, Alekseevs, Gubonins, Prokhorovs, Guchkovs, Rukavishnikovs, Sytins, and other founders of Russian capitalism. The main organizer of the museum is the curator of the museum, Lev Nikolaevich Krasnopevtsev.
The museum is located in a building from the 19th century previously owned by the famous Moscow businessman and philanthropist, Ivan Grigoryevich Prostyakov.
The Museum of Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists and Benefactors is a non-governmental research and educational center for entrepreneurs, schoolchildren, students, and the general public on the history of entrepreneurship, philanthropy and charity. The museum showcases the worldview, lifestyle, qualities, and strategies of pre-revolutionary entrepreneurs, and their huge contribution to the development of Russia.
Currently, the collections of the Museum of Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists and Benefactors contain about 2,500 authentic exhibits. These are photographs, documents, portraits, objects of professional work, awards, personal belongings, and household items of Russian pre-revolutionary entrepreneurs who made a huge contribution to the development of Russian industry, the financial system, culture, science, education, health care, and social support.
The museum also has a significant scientific and auxiliary fund (about 2,500 units) including copies of materials, the originals of which are stored in the families of the descendants of merchant families and in private collections.
Along with the museum collection, a thematic library fund is being formed. Currently, it has more than 3,000 units and is accessible to visitors to the museum.
The main exposition of the Museum of Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists and Benefactors includes 4 rooms:
1. The Hall of Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists and Benefactors of the 19th – early 20th centuries.
2. The Hall of Joint Stock Business, Financial and Stock Markets of Russia in the 19th – early 20th centuries.
3. The Household Room.
4. The Hall of Childrearing and Education in the 19th – early 20th centuries.
The museum operates with the support of the Fund of Creative Entrepreneurship “Deeds in the Name of Faith”.
Tours and events are held at any convenient time.