The Museum of the Spoon
Vladimir, Ul. Oktyabrskaya, 4
Tel.: +7 (4922) 37-09-08, +7 (920) 623-58-88
Tuesday – Sunday: 11:00-18:00
Monday – closed
Adults – 150 rubles
Discount classes – 100 rubles
Founder of the museum
Pikunova Tatiana Olegovna
The Museum presents the private collection of Pikunova, Tatyana Olegovna, a resident of the city of Vladimir. This is the biggest collection in our country. It includes 20,000 exhibits and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. The Museum show cases exhibit about 3,000 spoons and small spoons.
The Museum includes these unique items: coronation spoons of the Windsor dynasty, works of masters who supplied spoons to the Romanov house, tableware for the White House, “Love Spoons” from Wales, Apostolic Spoons, geographical, spoons for different purposes, as well as many interesting or just small beautiful spoons and the stories related to them.
You can get to know not only the history of the spoon, but also the various techniques of production and manufacturing, and superstitions related to the spoon. You will seemingly look at an ordinary item in a new way.
The collector Pikunova, Tatyana came up with the idea to create this museum. She has been collecting spoons, small spoons and everything that related to them for more than 20 years: stories, manufacturing technology, names of masters, samples of use, materials, etc. Everything successfully connected the informative stories and exhibits together with the physical objects in the museum. Most of the collection can not only be seen but touched as well. The Museum has thematic excursions, too, and it has developed “live lessons” on History, Literature, Geography and the English language. The Museum pays great attention to working with the visually impaired. Special excursions and masters classes are developed for this category of visitors. For this aspect of activity the Museum has been repeatedly highly appreciated by specialists of Vladimir and Nizhny Novgorod regions.
The Museum is active in publishing and research work: books for children and for adults have already been published. The books for the visually impaired are being prepared for publication.