Art Museum of a communal apartment in Kolomna - who wants to return to the USSR?

One of the places I wanted to look atKolomna - Art communal, a museum telling about life in a communal apartment since the time of Venedict Yerofeyev. No, I did not live in a communal flat and I have no nostalgia, but in my opinion it is more interesting than the Museum of marshmallow or the Museum of rolls. Although, as they say, the taste and color, I do not pretend to the truth.

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Art Communal Museum

This museum more than justifies its title“Museum” than the rest, so unlike them contains the most genuine collection of exhibits from the past of our country. Not all of them are straight old and old, and I remember something from my childhood and youth, but in general they try to maintain the atmosphere of the 60s, as I understand it. Thus, the museum is more suitable for nostalgic for the USSR, those who are still very young or did not live in the province. I really liked one review, which explains this point, I can not quote:

I can not say that the museum has caused me delight. In my opinion, not enough time has passed to make a museum out of it. The decor of one of the rooms is not very different from the situation in my grandmother’s room. Yes, and the corridor is also not surprised. There are various antique exhibits that may cause interest, but most of them can still be found on the street and in everyday life. I think this excursion will be interesting for metropolitan residents, and it’s still too early for people from the provinces.

Probably, all it is, for Moscow and Muscovitesthis situation is no longer typical, so it was interesting for me to walk around a communal apartment, inhale the smell of old things, and be glad that those times were gone. And, I hope, they will not return, because to live in such conditions as a crowd is relatively acceptable except in a student body.

Entrance to the Art Communal Museum

Entrance to the Art Communal Museum

Upon entering local creativity, but functional

Upon entering local creativity, but functional

Corridor of a communal apartment

Corridor of a communal apartment

Instead of the living room

Instead of the living room

Any familiar faces in the photo?

Any familiar faces in the photo?

Typical kitchen of a communal apartment

Typical kitchen of a communal apartment

All technology corresponds to the era

All technology corresponds to the era

ZIL refrigerator, classic! Worked 30 years quietly

ZIL refrigerator, classic! Worked 30 years quietly

Modern tea, apparently old packages have not been preserved.

Modern tea, apparently old packages have not been preserved.

You can eat sweets and cookies on the table.

You can eat sweets and cookies on the table.

Port from Soviet times

Port from Soviet times

Remember how water was carbonated?

Remember how water was carbonated?

Bathroom in Artkommunalka

Bathroom in Artkommunalka

On the rope in the bathroom type dried photos

On the rope in the bathroom type dried photos

Komsomol girls room, although the technique is more suitable for a guy

Komsomol girls room, although the technique is more suitable for a guy

And, of course, the girl had idols

And, of course, the girl had idols

The corner of the traveler and schoolgirls

The corner of the traveler and schoolgirls

Science journals and life in our country house a whole regiment

Science journals and life in our country house a whole regiment

And such a radio is still gathering dust in the attic

And such a radio is still gathering dust in the attic

Another radio is

Another radio is

Nobody listens to records yet?

Nobody listens to records yet?

Bobbin tape recorder!

Bobbin tape recorder!

A young girl gave me a guided tour.stood at the checkout. The story is not long and took about 20 minutes, not more. After the story, I could walk through all the rooms and quietly take photos and even try the "communal" treat standing in the kitchen. In the reviews on Artkommunalka they write about long excursions (an hour), but either I just came under closure and was in loneliness, or it was about theatrical performances that were to be recorded in advance.

As I found out, the apartment was once,indeed, communal, but all the things that are in it are not out of it and brought specially. The museum opened in 2011 and continues to collect its collection from local residents. True, they don’t take much, as there is no place or the exhibit is duplicated one way or another. I think, noticeably, how much is in the photos, excessively, I would say. I'm not sure that there were several tape recorders, radio, cameras, and telephones in this communal apartment. Art communal private project and not funded by the state, but recently they were added to the registry, or whatever it is called. Periodically, people live in the apartment, but not just anyhow who, but artists, writers and other artists, they also conduct master classes and create new art there.

Information to visit

Where to stay in Kolomna
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Operating time from 10 to 20 without breaks and days off.

Ticket price: 150 rubles per adult, 100 rubles per child in the low season, 200 rubles / 150 rubles in the high season (weekends and holidays). Children under 7 years free.
If you go to a theatrical performance, the cost is higher, find out and book on the site. Pre-registration is required.

Photographing costs 200 rubles (to go nuts, eh?), But nothing was asked of me.

Fully called the museum-residence "Artkommunalka. Erofeev and Others, official site

On the map

Address: st. October Revolution, d. 205. Entrance to the Museum Artkommunalka from the courtyard, that is, you need to first get to the street Jan Grunt.

Museum Artkommunalka

Museum Artkommunalka
Museum of communal apartment. Entrance from the courtyard, that is, from the street Jan Grunta

Museum of communal apartment. Entrance from the courtyard, that is, from the street Jan Grunta

P.S. It seems to me that such a museum should be interesting for foreigners. Repeatedly saw their interest in Soviet life.

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