The Saint Petersburg Toy Museum – Private Museums of Russia

The Saint Petersburg Toy Museum




Saint Petersburg

Contact information

Saint Petersburg, Petrogradskaya Subway Station, Karpovka Embankment, Building 32, (entrance from the Vsevolod Vishnevsky Ulitsa)

Tel.: +7 (812) 600-05-15, +7 (911) 275-05-15

E-mail: info@spbtoymuseum.ru

Operating hours

11:00 – 19:00, daily

Wednesday, 11:00 – 20:00

Closed on Mondays

Ticket price

Full ticket price – 200 rubles

Reduced rate – 100 rubles

Workshops starting from 100 rubles

Tours:

– group tour (less than 6 persons) – 800 rubles

– group tour (less than 15 persons) – 1,500 rubles

Owner, Director of the Museum

Dmitry Yurievich Bagaev

Founded

1997

About museum

This is the second toy museum in Russia after the oldest museum of its kind in the city of Sergiev Posad. It is a member of the Union of Museums of Russia.

The St. Petersburg Toy Museum was created as a museum designed to collect, store, exhibit and study the toy, not only as a unique phenomenon of material culture, but also as a special art form, in which ancient national traditions and the most modern artistic movements are intertwined. In the 20th century, the toy entered the world of great art and got the opportunity to have the status of a work of art. It was at this time that the special significance of children’s toys was finally recognized, both for aesthetic education and for the development and education of children. Therefore, the toy is not only exhibited, but it also “lives” in the museum: it participates in performances, it is created at workshops, it plays with the smallest visitors in the game library, and becomes the subject of discussion at lectures. The museum has constantly replenished collections of both Russian and foreign toys: folk, industrial, and author’s toys; it regularly holds exhibitions of author’s art dolls and toys, as well as rare thematic collections from private collections. The museum conducts scientific, research, and restoration work, and holds guided tours and classes for children and adults.

There is an art therapy and creative studio at the museum. The staff of the St. Petersburg Toy Museum is open to cooperation and joint projects, and willingly holds various outdoor events and participates in city events.