Museum-Estate of the Leontief Noblemen – Private Museums of Russia

Museum-Estate of the Leontief Noblemen




Yaroslavl Oblast

Contact information

Yaroslavl region, Rostov district, Voronino village

Tel.: +7 (901) 195-86-15, +7 (901) 195-82-96, +7 (905) 636-53-00

E-mail: v-usadbu@mail.ru

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Operating hours

Weekend excursions:

Sightseeing of the museum-estate territory at 12:00 and 15:00, of the museum-estate master house’s museum halls at 13:00 and 16:00 or by prior arrangement

Ticket price

Entrance ticket to the territory:

Adults – 100 rubles,

Children under 12 years old – 50 rubles.

Sightseeing tour of the territory:

Adults – 100 rubles,

Children under 12 years old – 50 rubles.

Sightseeing tour of the master manor house’s museum halls (category 8+):

Adults – 300 rubles,

Children under 12 years old – 150 rubles.

Excursion to the Golden Hive Museum (a story about the history of beekeeping and apiculture in Russia) – 200 rubles.

A romantic evening and ball at the estate (for organized groups) – from 500 rubles per person when ordering for at least 10,000 rubles.

Demonstration runs of greyhounds after a mechanical hare – from 500 rubles per person when ordering for at least 10,000 rubles.

A photo session with a story about a Russian canine greyhound – from 400 rubles per person when ordering for at least 4000 rubles.

Museum founder and owner

Sergey Aleksandrovich Leontiev

Founded

2015

About museum

The museum-estate was restored by the direct descendants of the Leontief noblemen. This is a unique case of Russian cultural and historical heritage revival, when the estate lands belonging to the Leontief noble family since the middle of the 17th century and for almost three subsequent centuries, were again acquired from the state by the descendants of their previous owners.

Thanks to the preserved family archives and cooperation with the Rostov Kremlin Museum Reserve, where all the estate’s belongings were taken after the revolution, museum halls were opened within the walls of the restored manor house. The first hall shows the history of the noble estate in the village of Voronino, with a large model of the “disappeared world of the estate” supplemented by original photographs from the late 19th – early 20th centuries. Another hall is about the history of the Leontiev noblemen clan, showing a pedigree of six centuries and artifacts from homestead life from the 18th – 19th centuries. Suvorov Hall details the story of how two noble families became related and the history of the Italian campaign of Count A.V. Suvorov.

The Museum-estate is a whole complex of cultural-entertainment and interactive programs that allows you to plunge into the past.

In addition to excursions to the museum halls of the manor house, sightseeing tours are conducted at any time of the year to the vast and well-maintained territory of the museum-estate, with visits to the chapels of the restored part of the Trinity Church, the family crypt, French Regular Park, English Landscape Park with cascade ponds, stables, sheep barns, etc. Musical evenings are held with romantic performances and balls with the reconstruction of costumes and dances of past centuries, and much more.

You can rent boats, bicycles, stilts, skis, skates, tubes, and play the game of towns, croquet, etc., on the museum-estate’s territory. For visitors who do not have time to enjoy all the delights of the museum-estate in one day, guest houses have been built where there is a cafe and restaurant as well as display windows with unique souvenirs.

The collection includes exhibits carefully preserved in the family (given that the main collection of books and porcelain was removed from the estate in the 1920s to the Rostov Antiquities Museum). Here you can see documents directly related to the family of the Leontief nobles and its representatives, including a copy from the book of heraldry of the Russian nobility, an extract on a baptism with the participation of the emperor, a certificate of education, as well as a lock of Generalissimo A.V. Suvorov’s hair, left by him before the alpine campaign.