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It is no accident that Kolomna became the site of the Tram Museum. It was here, at the Kolomna Plant, that the first domestic electric streetcar car was built in 1891. Kolomna is the only city near Moscow, where a dynamically developing tramway enterprise has been working steadily for almost 70 years.

All this with good reason gives the right to call Kolomna the homeland of the Russian streetcar! And when you come here it is impossible not to visit the Tramway Museum.

The world around us is much bigger than we sometimes think! Our old friend the streetcar, which has had its ups and downs, successes and failures, is now experiencing a renaissance. It has been recognized as the most comfortable, reliable, and environmentally friendly form of urban transportation.

During your hour-long tour of the Tramway Museum, you will rediscover this urban regular. The museum's unique, world-wide collection, which now features more than two hundred tramcar models, will tell you about ancient and modern streetcars from all continents, as well as the islands of Japan and Great Britain.


The Tram museum is accessible to wheelchair users.

The museum has a number of preferential tickets: for full-time students, for the disabled and pensioners, for employees of streetcar companies, as well as family tickets.

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Museum "Kolomna gramophone" began its activities on May 1, 2017, this date was not chosen by chance, because it was May 1, 1934 in the mechanical repair and tool shops of the portable gramophone plant completed the first ten Kolomna gramophones.

Thanks to our museum, you can go all the way through the development of the music industry, as well as:

- listen to unique recordings from various media;

- find an answer to the question of how a gramophone differs from a gramophone;

- see unique models of portable gramophones;

- learn the history of the Kolomna gramophone, which is famous all over the world.

The collection of the museum contains a large number of exhibits:

- kolomna gramophones;

- music boxes on metal disks;

- Edison phonographs;

- Pathet brothers' gramophones;

- various models of gramophones, etc.

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Museum-estate "Dom Samovar" includes a collection of more than six hundred old Russian samovars, as well as samovars from the East, Europe and China. This collection is one of the largest in Europe.

The museum also presents more than 300 items of Russian everyday life and antiquities. The museum presents the interior of a merchant's household, the interior of a peasant's hut with a Russian stove, as well as Russian national costumes in which guests are photographed in the interiors.

The uniqueness of the museum "House of Samovar" is the availability of museum exhibits for study and inspection by tourists.

Professional guides provide fascinating tours in an interactive form.

There are more than five monthly charity tours with a tea party.

On weekends there is a charity event "Kind Tea".

In December 2016, at the V International Cultural Forum, the head of "Dom Samovar" was recognized by Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky for his contribution to the development of patronage of the arts.

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On the first floor is the hall "Nature and Man in the Kolomna Region from ancient times to the 12th century. Guests of the museum can trace how life arose and developed in the Kolomna land. Climate and nature were one of the reasons for major changes in human life: occupations and tools. The exposition presents unique archaeological finds from the Paleolithic site (12 thousand years BC); a collection of battle polished axes of the Bronze Age (II millennium BC); finds from the early Iron Age (VII century BC - VI century AD) of Dyakovsky culture. The visitor can see the funerary urn and beads from the archaeological monument of the "Dark Ages" epoch (VII- IX centuries) - Shchurov burial ground in Kolomna.

The halls of the second floor present the history of Kolomna since the foundation of the city, which had an important defensive value for the Ryazan and then the Moscow princedoms. There are pottery, smithy, jewelry and wooden products of medieval craftsmen in the exposition.

The second main significance of Kolomna is trade. The visitor's attention is drawn to the ceremonial portraits of the first quarter of the 19th century. The work "Portrait of a Merchantess in a Cherry Shawl" is an image of Kolomna's leading class of the 18th and 19th centuries. There is also an interesting floor clock of English work of the late 18th - early 19th centuries, belonging to the famous Kolomna benefactress M.N. Shevlyagina.

The exposition also tells about the life of the city during the period of industrial and cultural development and about the charitable activities of famous Kolomna residents. A separate complex is dedicated to Philaret, Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomna.

The museum exposition is completed by a hall where items from the former noble manor of Severskoye village are displayed. These are Western European and Russian furniture, porcelain, faience and glassware - objects of the mid XVIII - XIX centuries. Another decoration of the hall are ceremonial portraits of the mid-18th century.

Accessibility for visitors with disabilities: There is a ramp

Visiting is possible in a wheelchair on the 1st floor only. There are tactile exhibits for the blind.

There is no induction loop. A fully equipped toilet for people with disabilities is available in a separate building.

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There is a house full of wonders in Kolomna - this is the "School of Crafts".

Here they have found new forms of leisure activities for residents and guests of the city, creating a museum and exhibition complex, which includes historical exhibits: "Folk life of the late XIX - mid XX centuries", "Handicrafts and trades near Moscow," "Here old times live themselves - the folk dolls.

The arts and crafts showroom is very popular, with thematic, interactive and holiday programs for children and adults. All products and items, props for games are made by the hands of masters of "School of Crafts".

"The School of Crafts" is one of the calling cards of ancient Kolomna. It is located in a cozy area of the 50s of the last century, built up with nice two- and three-storey houses. In one of them is the institution. You enter an ordinary building and find yourself... in a real fairy tale!

Once in the semi-darkened haylofts, you will see where and how the tools and household implements, carpentry tools of the owner were once widely used in everyday life. And then, bowing your head so as not to hit the low lintel, you go into the hut. "That's right, bow to your hosts!" - smiles the hostess tour guide in a Russian sundress. In the log cabin the stove is whitewashed, on the shelves there are pots, jars, baskets, and quarters arranged in a strict order. Here you will be told about the traditions and family life of the century before last and the beginning of the last century. And the next door takes you into the fairy world of folk dolls. Here you will be told about the traditional folk doll.

Go ahead, and you'll find a completely different atmosphere - the Russian Fair Hall! The walls of the hall are decorated with colorful unique panels. When you sit down on the benches, you gradually get involved in a funny show. Serious information is interspersed with jokes, pranks, various games and contests, of which our hostesses have a lot in their storehouse. The thematic interactive program covers the interests of all age categories.

And now you can drink tea! A unique and colorful patchwork tea room awaits you. Collections of antique samovars, electric and souvenir, porcelain teapots and cups - and all this is drowned in scraps, which are used unusually. The patchwork is everywhere: on walls and benches, in walkways, coasters and even in bouquets of flowers.

All this creates an emotional atmosphere, as if the good magic of handmade things radiates warmth, mesmerizes and protects. There is a lot to see and learn here!

The Old Fashioned Showroom. At the "Old Fashioned" exhibition hall you can learn everything about fashion! The most interesting and colorful clothes of Soviet fashionistas, unique and ultra-demanded in its time elements of the toilets of "secular-Soviet lionesses" are waiting for their viewers in "Old Fashioned". Here the imagination of young visitors will be amazed by the gadgets and toys that were used by their peers in the middle and late 20th century. Schoolchildren will learn about the rules and conventions of Soviet educational institutions. Ladies will appreciate "grandmother's helpers" - sewing machines of the last century that the "Old Fashioned" has a large collection. And exhibitions of porcelain and glassware, old photographs, clothing and household items will awaken memories dear to the heart. All visitors are sure to get a feeling of nostalgia for the good old times, where you want to go back for a while.

Accessibility for visitors with disabilities: There is a ramp

Tactile exhibits are there. An induction loop is available. A fully equipped toilet for people with disabilities is available.

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The Museum of Military Glory is located in the Kolomna Memorial Park. The museum part includes the Hall of Fame, a permanent exhibition "Military and Historical Heritage of Kolomna", where unique items represent the military history of the city, ranging from the time of Dmitry Donskoy to the events of the XXI century.

The museum offers tours and thematic excursions to the permanent exhibition and exhibitions, the Memorial Park of Kolomna, as well as lectures. Kolomna Memorial Park, as well as lecture classes. Meetings are organized with residents of the besieged Leningrad, with soldiers-internationalists, liquidators of the Chernobyl accident, and members of search parties.

The museum has a classic exposition filled with many interesting authentic items. Here you can see the armament of the times of Dmitry Donskoy, and a unique riveted chain mail of the 14-16th centuries, discovered during excavations here in Kolomna, and the real cuirass, which Russian cavalrymen were dressed in to participate in the battles of the Crimean War. More recent artifacts include products of the Kolomna plant from the Great Patriotic War, such as a mortar shovel, which was briefly produced here (a rare weapon that was in the service of the Red Army for only two years). Many nameplate items - clothes, souvenirs, and personal belongings - will help you learn about the fates of heroes who were born or lived in our city.

A collection of mass-sized models of missile weapons made by the Kolomna Design Bureau adds to the zest of the exposition. And, of course, an indelible impression on visitors is made by objects - witnesses of the tragic events of the Chechen wars: the map of the General Staff, which was in the last battle with Oleg Abramkin, awarded the Order of Courage, and soaked in his blood, as well as the shoulder straps of the participant of the legendary battle of the 6th Company of Pskov paratroopers at altitude 776.0, Hero of Russia Victor Romanov. Eighty-four of our paratroopers were killed in that battle, and the shoulder straps on display were cut from the uniform of a fallen friend by his surviving comrades.

In addition, the museum offers guests the opportunity to interact with some of the exhibits. For example, you can hold in your hands a realistic model of a Shpagin submachine gun or the legendary DP-27 machine gun, get acquainted with the device of Soviet and German grenades, touch the fragments embedded in the wall of the destroyed house or leave the names of your loved ones - participants of the Great Patriotic War for a day on the symbolic column of the Reichstag. And to plunge into the thematic atmosphere will help a virtual narrator, whose speech is based on the original front-line letters of our countryman - senior political instructor Sergei Nikolaevich Smolin.

Accessibility for visitors with disabilities: There is a ramp

There are no tactile exhibits. There is no induction loop. A fully equipped toilet for people with disabilities is available, the elevator is in working order.

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