The Irbit Museum of the History of Technology
Irbit, Ul.Sovetskaya, 100
Tel: +7 (953) 000-01-55
Insta – muzei_tekniki
Daily: from 9:00 to 18:00
Full – 100 rubles
Children – 50 rubles
Preferential – 50 percent off group attendance for school children – from 50 rubles (without a master class, tea party, or soldier’s porridge)
Founder / Owner / Director of the museum
Mikhail Ivanovich Smerdov
In 2018, a branch of the “Irbit Museum of Folk Life”, the Museum of the History of Technology, was opened. The collection of household items, numismatics, bonistics and many other things are found on the second floor.
The “Ural tank corps” exposition is for the anniversary of the Great Victory and is on the third floor.
“On the front line of victory.” Guests will learn more about the labor and military feats of not only the Ural people, but also of the inhabitants of ancient Irbit, which, for the formation of intelligence, the UDTK battalion delivered more than 160 “M-72” combat vehicles and during the war, more than 10 thousand “war chariots” were sent -the name given by the fighters to the legendary motorcycle by the fighters.
At the museum’s sites, guests can take unique photos in the background of the exhibits wearing theatrical costumes or in the dugout wearing military uniforms and caps.
The sites of the Museum of the History of Technology present several unique museum collections.
The sewing machine collection is a large and systematic collection that includes about two hundred sewing machines. The collection has a unique exhibit that was produced by special order, dedicated to the anniversary of the Popovs – the most famous trading house that supplied singer cars.
The collection of household appliances presents the “Golden age” of Soviet radio. Here you can see the largest “Mir” radio produced in the Soviet Union, which was called the “Tsar-Radio”. You can also see “Zvezda” radio, which the victory Marshal Georgy Zhukov gave to one of the noble Irbit citizens as a gift during a meeting with the residents of the territory. You can listen to vinyl records and share information using the Morse code.
In the collection of different cameras, you can see almost all models that were produced by the enterprises of the Soviet Union and some photo accessories. A rare camera in a wooden case with a tripod, the first mass camera, called “Fotokor 1” is presented at the exhibition. There are several models in the collection called “FED”, “Smena”, and “Chaika”. You can also see the only lifetime photo of Nikolai Gogol.
Each item in the collection of printing machines, clocks, cash registers, and counting mechanisms is interesting. For example, a typewriter produced in Germany even before the war but perfectly preserved, and on which the People’s Artist of the USSR, Rostislav Platt, wrote texts during his tour in Irbit is shown. Nowadays every visitor can print their own message or appeal to posterity.
The collection of rare cars has more than 25 cars and motorcycles from the pre-war and post-war periods. Among them is the “Zhemchuzhina-GAZ -67” produced in 1943, which was the most mass-produced military vehicle and a symbol of the Great Patriotic war. Other cars of various models, like: “Moskvich”, “Pobeda”, and “Volga” attract the attention of guests.
The collection of military uniforms contains more than 100 copies. A unique exhibit is the jacket of the two-time hero of the Soviet Union, the famous Grigory Andreevich Rechkalov.
The museum also has other unique collections: art casting, numismatics, bonistics, and icons.
The museum is a member of the “Private Museums of Russia” association and is a branch of the Victory Museum, listed in the register of museums of the Russian Federation.