The Museum of Dolls and Teddy Bears – Private Museums of Russia

The Museum of Dolls and Teddy Bears




Vladimir region

Contact information

Vladimir, Ul. Oktyabrskaya, 2A

Tel.: +7 (904) 033-51-66, +7 (996) 441-12-40

E-mail: chirkova_vasilisa_13@mail.ru, kastorka35_2011@mail.ru

vk.com/plushkinaidoch

Operating hours

Wednesday – Sunday: from 11:00 to 20:00

Monday – closed

Ticket price

Adults – 150 rubles

Children – 100 rubles

Excursions – free

Master classes – from 300 rubles per class

Founder of the museum

Marina Borisovna Chirkova

Founder of the museum

Vasilisa Michailovna Chirkova

Founded

2016

About museum

The museum was opened in May 2016 at address: Ul. Georgievskaya, 7, Vladimir. It all started with an exhibition at the Vladimir Regional Centre of Fine Arts, which opened on the 1st of December, 2015. The great interest of people in this exhibition was the impetus for the creation of a permanent gallery.

At the moment, the gallery is constantly updating its exhibitions, and new works appear frequently.

The gallery is engaged in exhibition activities. There are guided tours devoted to the history of creating dolls and toys, to the techniques in which the work is performed, and to the doll traditions of different countries around the world. Master classes for adults and children in various creative areas are held in the gallery’s workshop.

The gallery often takes part in Russian and foreign exhibitions. The gallery’s works are also in museums and private collections in Russia and abroad.

The art project will present a collection of doll masterpieces and cute plush friends to all guests. There are more than 300 works in the collection, and it is constantly being updated. All works are unique. Marina and Vasilisa Chirkova, as well as students, created these dolls. The gallery’s collection includes dolls made in the technique of sculptural textiles, primed textiles, coffee toys, dolls made from various plastics, and collectible Teddy toys. A separate exhibition is dedicated to the dolls and toys of the personal collection of the Chirkov family.

In May 2018, the gallery was renamed to «The Museum of Dolls and Teddy Bears» and moved to a new address: Ul. Oktyabrskaya, 2A, Vladimir.