Museum of Samovars and Bouillottes | Unique and rare samovars

The Museum of Samovars and Bouillottes is located in a cozy classic-style mansion on the territory of hotel GRUMANT Resort & SPA in the Shchyokinsky District of the Tula Oblast near Yasnaya Polyana.

 

The museum features:

  • 2 exposition halls
  • souvenir shop
  • room with fireplace for photo shoots, tea parties and chamber events

 

We have prepared for our visitors a fundamentally new presentation of the exhibits using modern museum equipment, which allows us to view samovars from a unique perspective.

 

Special chamber lighting gives visitors a chance to study in detail the skillfully executed details of samovars and bouillottes.

HISTORY OF THE MUSEUM

 

Mikhail Mikhailovich Borshchev began to collect samovars in the early 2000s. By 2008, the collection featured more than 300 items. Exhibits were purchased in antique stores from private collectors; Some of the items were donated by collector’s friends. In 2009, the collection was placed in a small exhibition hall in hotel GRUMANT Resort & SPA, where, for the first time, the collection was presented to the public.

In 2014, when one hall was already not enough for the growing collection, it was decided to move it to Tula, where a large room was allocated for the collection in the Arsenal stadium. During that time, the collection was viewed by a large number of citizens of Tula and tourists from different parts of Russia and abroad. The collection was very popular among connoisseurs of arts and crafts, and soon the exhibition hall at the Arsenal stadium began to successfully compete in the number of visitors with other city museums.

In March 2018, the Collection finally found a real home: a new museum building with all the necessary infrastructure and modern equipment.

The opening ceremony of the Museum of Samovars and Bouillottes in hotel GRUMANT Resort & SPA was attended by representatives of the Tula region administration and figures of Russian culture and art: People’s Artist of Russia, ballet dancer and actress of theater and cinema Ilze Liepa, director of the museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy “Yasnaya Polyana”, member of the Public Council under the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation Ekaterina Tolstaya, The main curator of the State Memorial Historical, Art and Natural Museum-Reserve V.D. Polenova, Honored Worker of Culture of the RSFSR Natalya Nikolaevna Gramolina and many others.

In April 2018, the collection was recognized as the largest private collection of samovars and bouillottes (Russian Book of Records).

Today, the collection features around 600 unique exhibits, illustrating the development of samovar industry in Russia.

OPERATING HOURS

The museum is open every day except Monday from 10.00 to 20.00
The museum is closed on the last Wednesday of the month

To book an excursion:
+7 (4872) 50-50-50
info@samovaroff.net 

TICKETS

Adults – 200 rub.
School children – 100 rub.
Children younger than 7 – free
Visitors staying in hotel GRUMANT Resort & SPA – free

Ticket with audio guide – 250 rub. (required guaranty: identification document or 1000 rub.)
Amateur photography – free

Excursions

Groups of 6-35 people:
Adults – 300 rub./person
School children – 200 rub./person

Groups of 1-5 people:
1000 rub. and entry tickets

Museum offers fascinating interactive tours, adapted by our guides for visitors of all ages. Adults and schoolchildren will have a chance to get acquainted with the collection, and hear a wonderful story about Russian life and the traditions of tea drinking.

  • The Overview tour tells the story of the emergence and development of samovar production in Russia and Western Europe
  • Tula’s samovars … Thematic tour, which acquaints museum visitors with the history of Tula’s samovar production and talks about the fate of Tula’s manufacturers
  • Traditions of national tea drinking – Thematic tour, which allows you to visit the past and learn the traditions of tea drinking in Russia

To book a tour, CALL: + 7 (4872) 50-50-50

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