We recently visited Pereslavl-Zalessky. Honestly, I haven't been here for 10 years, but I don't remember how it was before. Only the Nikitsky Monastery, the Blue Stone and beautiful nature remained in the memory. This time we decided to visit a couple of museums, one of which is the Iron Museum, which has been operating since 2002. According to reviews, he was praised, but advised not to expect something serious. In fact, it turned out that way.
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First of all, it is worth remembering that the word «Museum» in Pereslavl-Zalessky does not mean a museum in the usual sense, but a small exhibition. In particular, the Iron Museum is just a small two-story house, on the first floor of which there is a cash desk and souvenirs, on the second there is a small room with shelves where exhibits, in this case, irons, are placed. I think it is obvious that apart from irons you will not see anything in this museum..
The price of the visit includes an excursion, which is alternately led by perky girls. They boldly tell the story of the evolution of irons, interspersed with jokes. Speech memorized, there is no impromptu ala comedy club, but listening is fun, relaxed. The tour only lasts 10 minutes. In short, it all boils down to the fact that at first there was a solid iron heated on coals, then a hollow iron appeared, that is, the charcoal was put inside. Then there were variations on gas and alcohol, which did not take root in Russia (they did not produce gas, but drank alcohol). The iron by Leonardo da Vinci was also invented, with replaceable metal blocks (cartridges), which were heated on the stove and then inserted into the iron. The crown of progress was the electric iron.
We listened to the guide, took some photos, touched the irons (most of them are very heavy!), And, in fact, the whole visit to the museum. No less amusing are the inscriptions on the fence at the entrance to the museum. I specially photographed some of them.
Cost and opening hours
The ticket price is 120 rubles for an adult and 60 rubles for a child. The tour is included in the price, photography is free. It seems to me that on weekdays the price is different.
Opening hours from 10.00 to 18.00.
On the map
Museum address: Yaroslavl region, Pereslavl-Zalessky, st. Soviet, 11.
Phone +7 (48535) 3-25-83
Finding a museum is not difficult, it is located right on the main street in the center, on the right hand if you go from Moscow. Opposite him is the Museum of Savvy, Red Square and Café Montpensier.
Fun Iron Museum
Fun Iron Museum