Pastila Museum in Kolomna - expensive tea for children

In Kolomna, I originally came to visit Lazhechnikov Museum and not at all with tourist purposes, I thinkI understand why. But since I ended up here, I also had to walk through a couple of museums that were popular with tourists, one of which was the Pastila Museum or the Museum of Disappeared Taste. Oh, how much they called!

The impressions are quite mixed, although there is a lot of good reviews about this museum and sometimes even enthusiastic. I will try to briefly tell my feelings. Looking ahead, I’ll say that I’m not very pleased with the marshmallow.

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Museum of pastila and faded taste

Museum, by and large, no (here you wantput an end and not continue the offer) is not a museum, since there are practically no exhibits in it and there is nothing to look inside. Yes, the house is old, it is a former manor house, and inside they tried to create the entourage of that time, but there are no exhibits. And you pay for the theatrical costume show on the theme of tea drinking. The cost of the excursion (presentation) is listed below and, to be honest, I did not like it, I would divide it into two. On the other hand, the story lasts a whole hour and it is not easy for an animator woman in her 19th century costume.

The presentation is focused on children, becausestory with elements of engagement. It is with the elements, as it looks rather sluggish. First, in one room, they tell you how to make a marshmallow, then you go to another room, where you sit down at a table and learn how merchants drank tea. The narrative is plentifully diluted with quotations from Lazhechnikov "White, black, gray." It so happened that I couldn’t remember anything from the first half of the performance, was too stretched, I almost fell asleep. The second part is more interesting, since they give out a whole cup of tea and 6 tiny pieces of marshmallow. That's all. Pastila is not enough (to feed the hamster), the actors are tired, but inexperienced children may be interested.

Entrance to the Museum of marshmallow in Kolomna

Entrance to the Museum of marshmallow in Kolomna

Already at the checkout you are met by girls in dresses

Already at the checkout you are met by girls in dresses

The first hall, where they talk about how to make pastila

The first hall, where they talk about how to make pastila

And give try a piece

And give try a piece

Excellent book, I recommend to all women to read :)

Excellent book, I recommend to all women to read. :)

Exhibits

Exhibits

The second hall - tea merchants

The second hall - tea merchants

Everyone is entitled to a cup of tea and 6 pieces of pastilles.

Everyone is entitled to a cup of tea and 6 pieces of pastilles.

Children are trying to engage in the process.

Children are trying to engage in the process.

On the wall hangs a portrait of I.Iazhechnikov

On the wall hangs a portrait of I.Iazhechnikov

19th century surroundings

19th century surroundings

Details of tea

Details of tea

And such a candy can be

And such a candy can be

At the checkout you can buy pastille as a gift, thatthe one that disappeared and whose taste, rummaging through the archives for years, was restored. It tastes nothing special, reminds Turkish Delight from Auchan, but I am far from a connoisseur, and certainly not a fan of marshmallow. Maybe it's really very cool, without sugar / preservatives and according to old recipes. A tiny pack costs 250 rubles (100 grams), a bigger pack is 400 rubles.

Cafe at the museum

Much more like a cafe at the museum. The same entourage, nice metal tables with curlicues, wooden chips under your feet ... Romance! Especially good here to drink tea in the shade, when it's hot outside. Indeed, a pleasant atmosphere, and most importantly free. Pay more precisely for what you buy. For example, tea according to Dostoevsky costs 85 rubles (a cup of tea and 3 pieces of marshmallow while holding). Ice cream ball 60 rub. Quite divine prices, although the marshmallow was squeezed :) However, I recommend! You can even just visit the cafe and finish on this, because the main thing here is to try the marshmallow.

We are waiting for our tea with pastille

We are waiting for our tea with pastille

Very nice atmosphere

Very nice atmosphere

Tea according to Dostoevsky

Tea according to Dostoevsky

Information to visit

Where to stay in Kolomna
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Opening hours from 10 to 20 without lunch and weekends.

The cost of the tour is 350 rubles per adult, 300 rubles per child. In the season, weekends, holidays the price is 450 and 400 rubles respectively.

Tour goes every hour. For photographing during the story, they will ask for money, as much as 200 rubles, but during pauses you can take pictures for free (I did just that). It is better to book an excursion in advance, for example, by phone or directly by coming to the cashier. I arrived there at 4 pm and signed up at 7 pm.

Official site
Telephone for booking excursions - +7 (985) 727-52-92

On the map

Address: Kolomna, Posadskaya street, 13a

The Museum of Pastilla (of vanished taste)

The Museum of Pastilla (of vanished taste)
Pastilles Museum or the Museum of vanished taste. A small theatrical performance for children and tea.

Pastilles Museum or the Museum of vanished taste. A small theatrical performance for children and tea.

P.S. I applaud a business while standing up, but as a tourist attraction, especially for an adult, it is doubtful. It is better to just go to the museum cafe, sit in the shade in a pleasant surroundings, drink tea with marshmallow. It will be cheaper, faster and without an appointment.

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