The Plushkin Museum in Tver
Tver, ul. Pushkinskaya, building 6
Tel.: +7 (482) 268-02-92, +7 (903) 808-02-92, +7 (920) 695-57-05
Daily from 12:00 to 18:00
Entrance ticket – 150 rubles
Children under 7 years old – free
The ticket includes a brief tour of the museum
Founder of the museum (Owner/Director)
Marina Petrovna Iliina
The owner of the museum came up with the idea to open this museum in the summer of 2017. Many of the exhibits were collected over the past ten years and stored in various places of the house, on the balcony, in the basement, and in the apartment as well as with relatives. The museum was created in 2 months. The main idea was to create a “touching” museum, meaning a museum where you can touch the exhibits with your hands. Most of the equipment is in good working order and each visitor can listen to a record on the radio, turn on a Soviet radio receiver, start a gramophone, turn on a tape recorder and Soviet “filmoscope”, or “take pictures” with a movie camera.
Currently, the museum has 3 halls:
– “The Communist Hall”, which presents Soviet symbols such as pennants, flags, Soviet school uniforms, various documents of that era, books, and many other things;
– “Plushkin’s Hall”: items from Soviet life (tape recorders, radiograms, TV sets, gramophones, more than 40 Soviet cameras and movie cameras, the first Soviet computer, and so on);
– “Hall of Soviet Toys”: toys from the 1950s-70s (plush and mechanical toys, children’s furniture, dishes, household appliances, and dolls).
The fourth hall, which currently houses a collection of motorcycles from the Tver retro-club, is under construction, as well as an exposition of Soviet military symbols.