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Peter The Great Epoch In Kolomenskoye
April 10, 2014 17:09


From April 1 Kolomenskoye offers a new unique excursion for those visitors of the Reserve Museum who want to get acquainted with the monuments of the epoch of Peter I transferred to the safe land of Kolomna from other historical places, with the history related to the various stages of life of the Tsar Peter I.

The visitors will be told about the ancient land of Kolomna and the country residence of the father of Peter I – the Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich - where the tsarevich Peter spent his childhood, about the visits of Peter I to Kolomna during his whole life, about the reasons for transfer of the house of Peter I from Arkhangelsk to Kolomenskoye in the 30s of last century and the exposition of the memorial House.

The visitors of the Reserve Museum will also learn about the Zaandam House and the reasons for construction of its copy in Kolomenskoye, about the fact that everyday life was of little importance to the Tsar during his stay in Netherlands, for he had set a goal to explore the shipbuilding business and create a fleet in Russia.

The participants of an excursion will pass from the Spasskie Gate through Lipovaya alley to the Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, get acquainted with the complex of Perednie Gate, and visit the Church of the Ascension. Then, after passing through the oak grove, they will see Arkhangelskiy House of Peter I.  

A magnificent view at the royal residence from the river bank opens after the transition to the pier while hearing about the ancient history of Kolomenskoye, and here it is – Zaandam house built near the Zhuzha River, next to the monuments of the Museum of Wooden Architecture. The exposition of the house was created by the specialists of the Moscow State United Reserve Museum with the participation of the colleagues from Zaandam Museum.

The Kolomna house is a full-size copy of the authentic house in Zaandam where Peter I arrived in August, 1697 with the “Grand Embassy” - the first departure of a Russian Tsar abroad his native country - and where he lived for eight days, studying shipbuilding at the local dock yard. The two small rooms with the area of 42 square meters will present the recovered fragments of the interior – a fireplace coated with ceramic tiles and the sleeping berth of the Tsar Peter.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Kolomenskoye Peter I Moscow parks Moscow  

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