The Children’s Museum of Postcards – Private Museums of Russia

The Children’s Museum of Postcards




Saint Petersburg

Contact information

Saint Petersburg, ul. Pionerskaya, building 2

Tel: +7 (812) 233-10-07, +7 (921) 405-44-89

E-mail: galereya_tvp@mail.ru

artgarden.spb.ru

Operating hours

Monday–Friday: from 9:00 to 18:00

Ticket price

Tuesday-Saturday: from 12:00 to 19:00

Sunday, Monday: Closed

Founder of the museum

Vitaly Petrovich Tretyakov

Founded

2002

About museum

The Children’s Museum of Postcards is the world’s first postcard museum where children do the museum work. The collection appeared due to the fact that in 2001 the Russian National Library gave V. P.Tretyakov 17 thousand postcards. On November 2, 2002, a museum was opened at a school in Gatchina.

Journalists learned about the museum at the school and began publishing articles about it Postcards were donated to the museum. Nowadays, the museum has about a million postcards in its collection. The museum constantly holds exhibitions. More than 200 exhibitions have been held in Gatchina, St. Petersburg, Moscow, and other cities. The “Three Shields Postcard Military History” exhibition, held in the Novgorod Kremlin, was visited by a large number of residents of the Novgorod Region. The “Silver Belt of Russia” exhibition was presented to visitors in Moscow at the “POSTCARDEXPO” international postcard exhibition.

In 2009, the museum moved to St. Petersburg. On January 15, 2011, the first exhibition of the museum was presented at the new place.