The Museum of Iron – Private Museums of Russia

The Museum of Iron




Novgorod region

Contact information

Novgorod region, The city of Veliky Novgorod, Yuriev highway

The Museum of Wooden Architecture «Vitoslavlitsy» (The 2nd floor of the souvenir shop Opposite the museum)

Tel.: +7 (921) 203-90-47

E-mail: lyupet@mail.ru

Operating hours

10:00 – 19:00 Daily

Ticket price

Privilege ticket – 30 rubles

Adults – 100 rubles

Founder of the museum

Kvasha, Yuri Grigorievich

Founded

2012

About museum

«I started collecting the Museum collection more than twenty years ago. I had collected everything before that: samovars, numismatics, copper cookware, household items of the past, but I decided to collect irons. At that time, vintage irons were used to press cabbage for salting, and fishermen used irons as anchors for boats. I bought them at the flea markets, in antique shops and even abroad on vacation at flea markets. When irons began «to push» me, I decided to establish the museum and tell visitors about the right companion for a person that made life easier for him or her» (Yuri Kvasha).

The unique collection consists of 250 exhibits of 18th – 20th century irons made in Russia, France, Germany, Italy, the USA, Thailand, England, the Czech Republic, Spain, Poland and the Scandinavian countries.

The collection includes the following types of irons weighing from 10 g to 10 kg:

– cast irons

– coal irons

– irons with removable handles

– irons with removable inserts

– gas irons

– alcohol irons

– electric irons

– special irons

– souvenir irons