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Unusual Museums in Regions of Russia. Part 1
July 31, 2018 16:32


Our collection of the most unusual museums in Russia is designed to dispel the stereotype of the boredom that prevails at museums.
The Sun Museum

Russia’s one and only Sun Museum is located in Novosibirsk. The museum displays the images of the Sun and Sun deities of ancient civilizations, myths and tales about the Sun, as well as hymns praising it. Widely represented are the Indian, Nepalese and Old Russian traditions of the Sun worshipping. Items of Russian arts and crafts dedicated to the Sun theme attract visitors’ attention. In total, the museum has about 2,000 exhibits dedicated to the Sun.

Where: 11a, Ivanova Street, Academgorodok, Novosibirsk, Russia.

 

Museum of Russian Myths and Superstitions 
Visitors to this museum face the most popular characters of Russian fairy tales: Baba Yaga (an old wicked witch), Kikimora (female hobgoblin), a brownie and more than a hundred unusual an

d amazing creatures that come from the fantasy realm of our ancestors. These wood and wax heroes of ancient Russian myths live in the Creative Studio of Daria Chuzhaya located away from the mainstream tourist route in Uglich.
Where: 40, 9th January Street, Uglich town of the Yaroslavl Region, Russia.


The Museum of Sin

Few people know that there is The Museum of Sin in 
Tambov city of Russia. It is an analogue to the world famous Kunstkamera Museum founded by Peter the Great in Saint Petersburg. Local pathologist Yuri Shchukin has collected his own exposition. For 30 years, the doctor had been collecting terrible exhibits of abnormalities, including human body parts and organs. Every exhibit stands for a particular human sin. The exhibition is not only moralistic but even horrific.
Where: 93, Sovetskaya Street, Tambov, Russia

The Mammoth Museum
It is the world's only museum entirely dedicated to the era of mammoths. In order to visit the Mammoth Museum you will have to go down to a permafrost cave at the 20 meter depth. It is here, in the cold, where the remains of animals that inhabited Taimyr 20 thousand years ago are stored. At the Museum you will see a collection of mammoths’ bones and tusks, as well as fragments of skins and bodies of these amazing and long extinct huge animals. The museum is located in the faraway city of Yakutsk.
In the depths of Yakutia, a significant part of the world’s known unique finds of mammoths, woolly rhinoceroses, bison, musk oxen, cave lions and other prehistoric animals have been discovered. Today Yakutia is one of the world’s main regions for mammoth bone finds.
Where: 48, Kulakovsky Street, Yakutsk, Russia

The Mouse Museum
The world’s only Mouse Museum is situated in the town of Myshkin, the name of which stems from the Russian word for “mouse”. At this unusual museum, you will plunge into the real "mouse kingdom-state" and learn the legend about the mouse that became the reason for the town’s name. The collection contains more than five thousand toy rodents from all over of the world - Japan, Germany, France, England, USA, India, Singapore, etc.
Where: 18, Uglichskaya Street, Myshkin town of the Yaroslavl Region, Russia 

 

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Author: Vera Ivanova

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