The museums of Yekaterinburg will tell the guests of the city everything about the history of the Urals: here you can see ancient household items, clothes, paintings by world-famous artists, huge collections of minerals, first overseas goods, Soviet labels and Ural francs, unusual things and historically significant finds.

The Museum of Fine Arts and most other major museums can be reached by subway to 1905 Square. In the center, especially near the pedestrian street Weiner and Plotinka, the most famous exhibition grounds are concentrated, so it is convenient to combine their visit during a one-day walk.

To get acquainted with the history of the Urals on a fine day, it is worth taking a stroll through the Literary Quarter, also located near the center. A special place among the sights is occupied by the house-museums in Yekaterinburg - architectural monuments of the XVIII – XIX centuries, which belonged to the Ural writers and workers in other spheres of art. This is a wooden house built by P. P. Bazhov, with a preserved library and garden, an interesting memorial exhibition; Radio Museum - in the house where the inventor A. S. Popov lived in his youth; the photographic museum in the house of the Ural photographer V. L. Metenkov and other exhibition venues in historic buildings.

  1. Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts

The basis of the museum collection was the collection of the Ural Society of Naturalists. Until 1936, this collection was part of the museum of local lore, and then it was transferred to the Sverdlovsk art gallery. Then, works from the State Hermitage Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts were transferred to the museum collection.

The museum is known for its unique collection of the Kashlin art casting and the world-famous Kashlin cast-iron pavilion. The exposition of modern domestic art of the 20th century contains works of most styles and trends of the leading artists of Russia and the CIS from the beginning of the 20th century to the end of the 90s.

Address: st. Voevodina, 5

  1. Museum of the history of stone-cutting and jewelry art in Yekaterinburg

The Museum of the History of Stone-cutting and Jewelry Art is one of a kind. Ural has always been famous for its natural resources: stones, metals; down the ages, local residents have learned how to process it, and with every century their skills have grown. The museum opened in Yekaterinburg in 1992 is dedicated to the traditions of this image-making industry in the region. Here you can see the stones themselves in all their diversity, and those masterpieces that people have learned to make.

The museum occupies all three floors of the former building of the Mining Pharmacy, built in the 20s of the 19th century. On the first stage there are three exhibition halls, among which one is “Bazhovsky”; it contains lacquer panels with scenes from the tales of P. P. Bazhov. On the second floor there are the Emerald and Malachite rooms, a department of modern art of jewelry. The third floor is dedicated to stone-cutting art from the 18th and 20th centuries, including the Imperial Lapidary Factory.

Address: Ave. Lenin, 37

  1. A. A. Zheleznov Manor in Yekaterinburg

The building of the estate is of large size: except for the house itself with the outbuildings, the composition includes a spacious courtyard and a fence with a gate. Once on the estate there was still a beautiful large garden and a fountain. The garden, alas, is heavily overgrown, and the fountain is no longer functioning. However, the mansion itself remained virtually unchanged.

The house was completely erected from red, the so-called "pood" brick, but it may seem that its design used elements of wooden carving - such was the skill of the creators of this architectural miracle. Amazing brick tiles above the main entrance, windows trim, intricate and ornate decoration on the walls of the building and brightly decorated roof attract the view. The entrance to the manor is decorated with an elegant turret, visible even at the far approaches to the house.

Address: Rosa Luxemburg Street, 56

  1. Ural Vision Gallery in Yekaterinburg

Ural Vision Gallery is a modern art space in Yekaterinburg on an area of ​​over 600 square meters. The gallery was opened in 2009 by Alla and Viktor Loschenko, and in 2012 it began to enter the international market for contemporary art. The main task of the gallery is to discover new names, and also to attract to modern art as many people as possible.

Ural Vision Gallery regularly organizes solo and collective exhibitions for young Russian artists as well as for generally recognized artists from Russia and Europe. In addition to exhibitions, lectures and discussion events are also held on the territory of the gallery.

Address: Sheinkman st., 10

  1. House-museum of Mamin-Sibiryak in Yekaterinburg

The memorial house-museum of Mamin-Sibiryak is located in the house that the writer bought in 1885, having received fees for his works. There lived his mother, brother and sister, Dmitry Narkisovich visited them, but he himself settled in the estate of his wife. After the death of the writer's daughter, who inherited the house, it, according to his will, went over to the city with the wish to arrange a literary museum in it.

In 1940 the building was repaired, but because of the outbreak of the war, they only realized their plans in 1946. Later the building became the first branch of the United Museum of Ural Writers.

Address: Pushkin st., 27

  1. House-Museum of P. P. Bazhov in Yekaterinburg

The house-museum of P. P. Bazhov is unique, it is preserved in its original form: with an authentic and full furnishing of the study, dining room, nursery, outbuildings and a garden, where apples, viburnum, mountain ash, linden trees grow.

The museum is located in Bazhov's own house, which the writer himself built. House has more than a hundred years; the museum exhibition was open to visitors 40 years ago. The museum is unique as everything in the house remains like during the life of the owner. The library of Bazhov contains about 2000 copies, many books with autographs of writers whom Bazhov knew well and was friendly with them.

Address: Chapaeva st., 11

  1. House-Museum of F. M. Reshetnikov in Yekaterinburg

The museum is located in a two-story stone house built in the first third of the 19th century. The exhibition presents manuscripts, photographs, publications of works of the writer, sketches from city life, views, the Urals, St. Petersburg, household items of the 19th century. The memorial part of the exposition acquaints visitors with the postal service of the 19th century, with the traditions and customs of the Russian people and is a peculiar monument of the road life of Russia.

The ethnographic part of the exhibition acquaints visitors with the postal service of the mid-XIX century, with the traditions and customs of the Russian people and is a peculiar monument of the road life of Russia of that time. The part of the exposition was based on a partially restored architectural and spatial environment of the street and post office building, which is a complex of buildings: a house, outbuildings (stable, cartwright, forge), a courtyard paved with Ural granite and bordered with a fence with wrought iron bars, a wicket, entrance gate, black and white milestones.

Address: st. Proletarskaya, 6

  1. Sevastyanov House in Yekaterinburg

House of Sevastyanov is one of the most impressive, vivid and memorable buildings in Yekaterinburg. Due to the festiveness of its appearance, this palace even overtakes the old passenger railway station. The palace was built at the beginning of the 19th century and has no equal in the whole Urals. This powerful and imposing building could be called neo-gothic, if it were not for the gingerbread color parade, green-white-red.

The first house of Sevastyanov was built before 1817, although later, apparently, it was being completed. It was distinguished by a unique detail for the city: a semicircular arched rotunda at the corner. At the top of the building was a pediment with a tympanum, which, alas, has not reached our days. In the second half of the 19th century, the house passed to a new owner, who decided to reconstruct it to his liking, putting abundant baroque-gothic decorations on the base in the style of classicism. The current view of the palace is not finished: according to the plan, there should have been a balcony, a belvedere and a loggia.

Address: Ave. Lenin, 35

  1. Literary quarter in Yekaterinburg

The literary quarter, located in the heart of Yekaterinburg, is a completely unique museum complex, which has no analogues in the country. In the framework of the United Museum of Ural Writers, there are more than 10 museums, an own magazine is being published, and constant educational and theatrical activities are being conducted.

Having visited the Literary Quarter, it is easy to plunge into the atmosphere of old Yekaterinburg, walk along the cobbled pavement, relax among shady alleys, enjoy views of old villas and even see poets and writers at work, often waking in there.

Address: st. Proletarskaya

  1.  Borchaninov - Pervushin mill in Yekaterinburg

This ancient Ekaterinburg building looks little like a mill. Rather, it looks like a massive fortified castle; at the very least, a factory or some kind of enterprise. The reasons, for which the owner of the mill, A. Borchaninov, decided to hide the fact that this was the mill, are still explained only by legends and rumors. But his plans were truly ambitious: Borchaninov wanted to make the largest mill not only in the Urals, but also in the whole country.

The mill was built in 1908 according to the idea of ​​an entrepreneur who, alas, did not live to see the end of construction. This is a five-story building of red brick with contrasting white elements that form figure ornaments. Turrets were lined up at the corners of the mill, and the facade was decorated with semicircular gables and domes of the same baroque style. Today, the mill building is an outstanding example of architecture of the early 20th century and a monument of regional importance.

Address: Chelyuskintsev Street, 108

  1.  Museum of military and automotive vehicles in Yekaterinburg

The museum complex is located in the suburb of Yekaterinburg - in the city of Verkhnyaya Pyshma. It was opened to the 60th anniversary of the Great Victory - May 9, 2005, and since then the collection has been constantly updated, including by the forces of local veterans.

The exposition of this museum is considered one of the richest collections of its kind. It occupies an area of ​​5 hectares, and the actual exhibition space is 7000 square meters. In a rich collection there are over 5.7 thousand exhibits: more than 400 samples of military equipment and 250 Soviet and foreign cars, motorcycles, bicycles and other vehicles. For visitors awards, weapons and military uniforms from different years are presented.

Address: Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Alexandra Kozitsyna st, 2

  1.  Museum of the History of Architecture and Industrial Engineering of the Urals in Yekaterinburg

The museum is a structural unit of the Ural State Academy of Architecture and Art. It is located in the building of the former Yekaterinburg ironworks, a monument of industrial architecture.

At present, the museum has three exposition departments: “The Stone Belt”, “The History of the Old Urals Technique”, “The History of Building and Planning of Yekaterinburg”. The museum has an archive and library of rare books. Archival collections contain unique materials on the history of architectural education in the Urals, personal archives of many Ural architects, photo libraries of architectural objects, etc.

Address: Gorkogo st., 4A

  1.  Museum of the History of Yekaterinburg

The History Museum of Yekaterinburg was opened in 1940, as the House-Museum of Ya. M. Sverdlov. The museum features the only historical exposition in the Urals with wax figures of Peter I, Catherine I and Catherine II, the founders of Yekaterinburg, the Ural industrialists Demidovs, Emperor Nicholas II and members of his family. All figures are made by order of the museum by the Ural sculptors. The building in which the museum is located is a historical and cultural monument of regional significance.

On the basis of the museum there is a Children's Museum Center - a special museum space that stimulates the creative and cognitive activity of children and combines in its structure an exhibition hall, a theatrical research zone and a creative workshop.

Address: Karl Liebknecht st., 26

  1.  Museum of Dolls and Children's Book "Wonderland" in Yekaterinburg

The Museum of Dolls and Children's Books was opened in the Literary Quarter of Yekaterinburg on October 31, 1994. It was settled in the house where the family of D. N. Mamin-Sibiryak lived from 1880 to 1883, rented a room from the hostess of the house — the wife of the surveyor of the Berezovsky mine X.I. Cherepanova.

The uniqueness of the museum is that the exposition of dolls is adjacent to the exposition of children's books. Excursion material is based on literary works, the characters of which are represented by dolls.

The house where the museum is located is the rarest phenomenon of Russian wooden classicism in the architectural buildings of the city (as the life of wooden buildings in the Urals is short-lived due to the climate). Houses of similar architecture formed the image of provincial Russian cities in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. At the present time, the house is sheathed with a choke, the window frames are decorated with carved decor. The museum courtyard is lined with large granite slabs, which were specially brought from the old streets of the city, which were built up with modern buildings.

Address: st. Proletarskaya 16

  1.  Museum "Literary life of the Urals" in Yekaterinburg

The museum was opened in 1993 with the exhibition "Alexander Block and Culture of the Silver Age", where memorial items and authentic publications of poets and writers of the early twentieth century were used.

    In 2011, to the 65th anniversary of the United Museum of Ural Writers, the first part of the permanent exhibition “Literary Life of the Urals of the 20th Century” opened, revealing the main stages in the development of Ural literature in the period 1900-1945, and a virtual hall was created with the expositions "Museum of the Ural Fiction" and "Museum of the Ural Tales", which is especially popular among visitors.

Address: st. Tolmacheva, 41

  1.  Museum "Nevyansk icon" in Yekaterinburg

Old Believers is a huge stratum of primordial Russian culture, largely unknown to this day. Iconography was a natural outlet for creative people, whose life was spent in deaf taiga monasteries scattered around the Urals in the vicinity of Nevyansk. Their creations are made according to ancient canons, however, they are endowed with a bright personality. The most complete collection of surviving works is in the private museum "Nevyansk Icon" of Yekaterinburg.

The exhibition has more than 300 icons of the Old Believer School, virtually unknown outside the Urals. The oldest “The Virgin of Egypt” is dated 1734, the youngest is “The Savior”, created in 1919. On many images there are rare and unusual scenes that are not found anywhere else. Silver salaries, which are a special branch of church art, have been carefully preserved. Next to the icons on the walls are wooden bas-reliefs from the destroyed ancient churches of the Trans-Urals. Cast copper plates with bas-reliefs of evangelical subjects have great artistic value. The Krasnoufimsk Icon is displayed in a separate room - a special style of the Ural Old Believers School.

The museum has a collection of rare Old Believer manuscripts on popular print or parchment. Constant interest of visitors is caused by old maps of the mining and metallurgical Urals. The unusual atmosphere of authenticity is also created by the numerous objects of national life spread along the walls - spinning wheels, baskets, cradles, instruments, tubs.

  1.  Radio Museum named after  A.S. Popov in Yekaterinburg

The Central Museum of Communications named after A. Popov is one of the oldest scientific and technical museums in the world, founded in 1872. A unique collection of the museum, dedicated to the history of development of communications, form exhibits on the history of postal, telegraph and telephone communications, radio communications and broadcasting, television, mobile, space and satellite communications. The museum collections include the State collection of postage stamps of the Russian Federation, which is invaluable for all philatelists of the world, as well as a collection of art innovations by modern artists.

The exposition includes: the memorial room of the priest G. I. Levitsky, a relative of A. S. Popov, the history of the development of radio in the Urals, A. S. Popov - the inventor of radio, the history of the development of Russian television, satellite television, the history of the development of the Ural radio industry.

Address: Rosa Luxemburg st., 9

  1.  Museum of the Sverdlovsk Railway in Yekaterinburg

In the stunning building of the old passenger train station in Yekaterinburg this museum has been operating since 2003. The building was built in the 19th century and listed as cultural and historical monuments. In the year of transfer of the museum there, the first station was restored, and so successfully that the project received several awards at once. At the same time, which is nice, the architectural appearance of the ancient masterpiece with a contrasting entrance-tower has remained unchanged to the great joy of the townspeople. This is one of the most famous city landmarks.

Once here, do not hurry to go inside. First, look at the station square: here are several bronze sculptures of a very entertaining kind. For example, it is the head of the station ringing the bell, signaling the departure of the train. There are also track walkers, workers, train conductor. And at the entrance you can see passengers, including a woman sleeping on suitcases. The most interesting thing is that the statues are combined with several museum exhibits: the original trolley on which the sleepers were transported, the old semaphore and the barrier.

Inside exhibition, which consists of two parts is waiting for the visitors. The first focuses on technology, and the second - on history. By history is meant a period of time, starting from the first domestic locomotive of Cherepanovs to the present day. As far as technology is concerned, in order to make this exposition simpler and clearer, interactive zones are used in it. For example, here you can see the platform of the old city station with people reconstructed from a photo of the 19th century. Or, for example, a mobile interactive layout of two stations, by which one can understand the difference between an electric and a steam locomotive. Or a 3D-map of the Sverdlovsk railway, which can be traced, how and when the stations were electrified.

Address: Vokzalnaya st., 14

  1.  Ernst Neizvestny Museum in Yekaterinburg

A native of Sverdlovsk, Ernst Iosifovich Neizvestny was a talented artist and sculptor. Over the long period of his activity, he made a valuable contribution to the development of Soviet art, and after immigration to the United States in 1976 his works received wide recognition throughout the world. In 2013, while the master was still alive, a museum was opened in Yekaterinburg, entirely devoted to his extraordinary creativity. The basis of the collection consists of works of the author, archival materials and personal photos. The exposition immediately attracted attention and won the prize of the contest “The Best Museum Project of the Year - 2013” ​​and the prestigious governor's prize.

The collection is housed in 5 halls, corresponding to different periods of the creative path of E. I. Neizvestny, as well as the personality of the master and his philosophy. The first one contains the images of the artist made by Russian portraitists. Here you can see an autobiographical film about him. The main theme of the second room is the “Heart of Christ” sculpture, embodied in graphics, lithography, painting and bronze.

The following three galleries present the works of the maestro, created in the 1940s – 60s, the first half of the 1970s (during their lifetime in the USSR), and in the 1970s and 2000s after Ernst Iosifovich's relocation abroad. Among the statues there is the monumental “Centaurus with a Child”, the surrealistic “Two Faces”, the rebellious “Crucified Giant” and the memorial “Mask: Europe and Asia”, dedicated to the victims of Stalin’s repressions.

Address: st. Dobrolyubova, 14

  1.  Science Park "Newton" in Yekaterinburg

The park of scientific entertainment "Newton" was opened at the very end of 2014, and inside everything is more than modern, new and interesting. The park is intended primarily for children, although adults will not be bored here. In the museum you can see more than a hundred exhibits, each of which demonstrate the work of any law of the universe and simply explain the phenomena that are complex at first glance.

The park is divided into eight interactive thematic sections. The largest of them is “Mechanics”, where various classical devices are assembled, intended for measuring physical variables, as well as various mechanisms. "Acoustics" allow you to try the sound of teleconference and independently check what the speed of sound is. “Optics” will tell about how holograms work, and what (and how) is obtained when different colors are mixed. Plus, optical illusions are shown here.

In Electrodynamics, visitors will be told how much electricity their body generates, and in Magnetism and the properties of materials, whether people can fly. In Aerohydrodynamics, a real aerotube and air gun are installed, as well as a small hurricane.

Particularly interesting, although rather complicated, is the section devoted to the “Higher forms of creation”. It tells about the work of the human body - and at the same time about robots and high-tech mechanisms. And also about intelligence, tissue cells, LED displays and much more.

Address: st. Boris Yeltsin, 3a

  1.  Park of Wonders "Galileo" in Yekaterinburg

Here, in a completely amazing world, adults and children will be able to participate in natural science experiments, observe the incredible transformations and significantly expand knowledge not only about the world around them, but also about themselves. After all, all the information in the museum is presented in a simple and fascinating form, with the share of “interactivity” that is mandatory for modern expositions.

The Park of Wonders was opened in Yekaterinburg relatively recently, but has already become one of the most popular and interesting places to entertain children from two years old. Located in the pavilion of the Sverdlovsk film studio, which is cyclopean in size, it occupies two floors, literally stuffed with all sorts of amazing and interesting exhibits. As the creators of the center themselves say, “Galileo” is somewhat reminiscent of natural science museums we are used to, but with the difference that all the exhibits are moving, you can and even need to grab your hands, press all sorts of buttons and pull the levers, and the effect from contact with them is the most unpredictable and amazing.

Any visitor to this place, whether child or adult, becomes part of some other reality, which was created thanks to the hard work of scientists, engineers, magicians. Guests are invited to take part in the most unusual and amazing experiments, to observe the various phenomena of nature and even simulate certain of them. In particular, during a walk through the park, visitors will have the opportunity to wander through the mirror maze, fly, shout down the roar of the airplane gaining speed. Moreover, at any time, heaven and earth (floor and ceiling) can be swapped and light replaced by darkness.

Address: Lenin Ave., 50, lit. F

  1.  Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center in Yekaterinburg

In 2015, the Presidential Center of B. N. Yeltsin was opened in Yekaterinburg. This project unites the Museum named after the first Russian president, as well as many interactive programs on the modern political history of the Russian Federation. The center is funded by non-governmental organizations, including the private foundation of the family of B. N. Yeltsin, headed by his daughter Tatyana Yumasheva.

The institution is actively engaged in educational, cultural and educational activities. It has an exhibition gallery, a library, a cinema hall, a lecture hall and a science park. In the museum visitors pass through 9 rooms. The exposition of the first is devoted to the history of Russia from 1914 to 1987. In the rest you can learn about the events that took place after the collapse of the USSR: the August putsch, reforms, elections, the first democratic Constitution, as well as the difficult time of Boris Nikolayevich’s presidency, when the country was literally shaking from epochal changes and permanent economic crisis.

The Yeltsin Center constantly hosts exhibitions of famous artists, sculptors and photo masters. Here, lectures, arrange quests and thematic tours for children, as well as conduct presentations of new books. Often in the schedule appear interesting performances.

Address: st. Boris Yeltsin, 3

  1.  Sverdlovsk Regional Museum of Local Lore in Yekaterinburg

The Sverdlovsk Regional Museum of Local Lore is a large association of museums scattered around ten cities of the region, four of which present their expositions in Yekaterinburg. The museum includes the departments of nature, archeology and ethnography, history, exhibitions, architectural and artistic, as well as restoration and taxodermic workshops.

The museum was founded thanks to the initiative and hard work of the members of the “Ural Society of Natural Science Lovers”, and the museum gained worldwide fame thanks to the possession of a unique exhibit - the Great Shigir Idol. This ancient wooden sculpture, still preserved to our days, whose age, it is difficult to believe, is nine and a half thousand years! It is older than the Egyptian pyramids by about two times.

Address: Ave. Lenin, 69/10

  1.  Ural Geological Museum in Yekaterinburg

The Ural Geological Museum located in Yekaterinburg is the beauty and pride of the whole Urals and a unique gem among the remaining geological museums of the country. It is now that Yekaterinburg's honorary foreign guests are being taken to the Temple-on-the-Blood and the Europe-Asia border, and only 25-30 years ago the Uralmash-works and the Geological Museum were considered the main attractions of Ekaterinburg.

Ural Geological Museum is amazing. It shows how rich the nature of this region is. Wealth is everywhere here. And people can only get it.

The history of the museum has determined its main concept: the geological treasures of only the Ural subsoil are collected and presented here. To some regret, not all the Ural treasures are kept in the museum, a large proportion of unique exhibits were transferred to metropolitan museums in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Address: st. Kuibyshev, 39

  1.  Rastorguev-Kharitonov Manor in Yekaterinburg

Rastorguev-Kharitonov Manor is a huge manor complex, located in the heart of Yekaterinburg. Like many other old houses, this architectural ensemble is fanned by all sorts of secret and legends. So, for example, it is believed that Rastorguev, who belonged to the Old Believers, wanted to have a future home so that, in the event of an imminent danger, it was always possible to escape through the back door. The author of this project was a Tobolsk convict, for whom Rastorguev promised assistance in the release for his work. However, the merchant allegedly did not keep his word, the exile returned again to hard labor, where he hanged himself. It is believed that this was the cause of considerable troubles that befell the owners of the house. Whether this is so is unknown, but there are many other stories associated with the estate, which undoubtedly attracts attention to it.

Manor of Rastorguev-Kharitonov is a typical example of urban mansions of the 19th century. The architectural ensemble meets the canons of classicism. The main house has a corner location, which creates a particularly spectacular view of the building from the main streets. The complex includes a park located behind the main house and a lake with an island where the rotunda is located. Directly to the estate is Kharitonovsky Garden, which is considered one of the largest landscape gardening areas of Yekaterinburg. Some trees in the manor garden has over 200 years.

Address: st. Karl Liebknecht, 44

  1. Photographic Museum "House of Metenkov" in Yekaterinburg

The photographic museum “House of Metenkov” was opened on August 10, 1998. “Having connected an invisible thread from time to time”, the museum shows a century and a half of photo development in Yekaterinburg: the earliest picture, not counting the daguerreotype, dates back to 1863, and the latest one – to 1999.

The main themes of the exhibition are the history of the city and the history of the country through the eyes of photographers, in all the variety of photographic styles and genres.

V. L. Metenkov understood the possibility of photography to leave real evidence of a fast-flowing time. He traveled more than 40 years in the Urals, creating his photo chronicle. In our time, more than 500 negatives have been detected, filmed by Metenkov himself. The prints from it, except for a large number of master works, took a worthy place in the exposition of the photographic museum “Metenkov House”, opened in 1998 in the house where the famous photo artist lived. The museum recreates the atmosphere of an old photographic atelier.

Address: Karl Liebknecht st., 36

  1.  Ural Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Art in Yekaterinburg

A branch of the Moscow National Center for Contemporary Art appeared in Yekaterinburg in 1999. Curatorial exhibitions are held at the local NCCA throughout the year. Here you can see paintings, installations, sculptures, photographs of artists from around the world. At various times, works of local art groups “Where the Dogs Run” and “Evil”, unusual objects of Muscovite Rostan Tavasiyev, projects of the Dutchman Hendrik Kerstens and Frenchman Tom Klimovsky and many others were presented at the center site. Information about all current exhibitions can be found on the NCCA official website.

The staff of the center organizes the Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, supports the artists of the region, and conducts educational programs, art festivals, film screenings and festivals.

Address: st. Dobrolyubova, 19A

  1.  Center of Photography "March" in Yekaterinburg

The center of photography "March" appeared in Yekaterinburg in the fall of 2015. Its creator is the head of the Sverdlovsk branch of the Union of Photo Artists of Russia, the famous photographer Denis Tarasov.

The venue opened with the exhibition “Real Unreal”, where the works of Russian photographers Alexander Gronsky, Danila Tkachenko and Nikita Shokhov, winners of the World Press Photo were shown. The second project was the exposition of the best images of wildlife from around the world. Also in the "March" are held film screenings, there is a children's photo school, a photo club, a library and a small cafe.

Address: st. March 8, 1

  1.  Museum of Vladimir Vysotsky in Yekaterinburg

The Yekaterinburg Museum of Vladimir Vysotsky was opened on January 25, 2013, to the 75th anniversary of the birth of an actor, a poet and a musician. The museum is located in the eponymous business center. The initiator of the creation of this site was a businessman, developer and collector Andrei Gavrilovsky.

In the museum you can see children's photos of Vladimir Vysotsky, his letters to relatives, playbills and theater props, favorite records and much more. Some things were transferred to the museum by the son of the artist Nikita. The central objects of the exhibition are the Mercedes musician, his full-length wax figure, created by Alexander Silnitsky, and the reconstructed room of the Bolshoi Ural Hotel, where the artist stayed twice when he came to Sverdlovsk in 1962. Here are concerts, poetry evenings and meetings of fans of Vladimir Vysotsky.

Address: st. Malysheva, 51

  1.  Gold Museum in Yekaterinburg

Berezovsky is located 12 kilometers from Yekaterinburg, and it is worth a visit, if only because of the gold museum, on which this town literally stands. The precious metal was found in these places in 1745, since then more than a thousand mines have been discovered here, some of them are still in operation.

In the museum you can find out how gold turned the Russian economy of the XVIII century, and how the Urals was sick with the gold rush. Visitors are shown antique tools of gold miners, as well as modern tools provided by engineers and workers of the Berezovsky mine department.

Address: Communy st., 4

  1.  Museum of Nature of the Middle Urals in Yekaterinburg

The Museum of Nature is the oldest among the sites of the Sverdlovsk Regional Museum of Local Lore. For 146 years, its employees have collected a rich collection of natural sciences - over 60 thousand items.

The museum presents the main stages of the formation of the Ural Mountains, plants and animals of bygone eras. The most famous exhibits from the paleontological assembly are the malachite monolith weighing about 500 kg, the complete skeletons of a mammoth and a wide-hulled gigantic deer, the imprint of a spiral dental apparatus of a fossil shark of Helicoprion. Dioramas of the Ural open spaces, recreated forests and fields depicting animals, birds and insects in natural conditions are the decoration of the museum.

Address: Gorkogo st., 4

  1.  Museum Club "House of Agafurov" (Museum of Merchant Life) in Yekaterinburg

House on the Sacco and Vanzetti Street, 28, built in 1896-1898 in the Russian style and richly decorated with elements of carving, is a unique monument of wooden architecture and constantly attracts the attention of citizens and guests of the city.

The Agafurov brothers were engaged in trade in many cities of the Urals and Siberia, actively participated in the activities of self-government bodies and public organizations, were widely engaged in charity. A well-known family of Yekaterinburg merchants was an example of harmonious unity of family traditions and civic activism.

The organization of a museum club in this House, which has as its main goal a change in the visitor’s position - a departure from the position of the spectator to the position of a participant in a cultural event, is a continuation of the traditions of the Ural entrepreneurship.

Address: Sacco and Vanzetti St., 28

  1.  Museum of the History of Horticulture of the Middle Urals (Kazantsev Manor) in Yekaterinburg

The museum of fruit gardening is located in the estate, which used to belong to D.I. Kazantsev. The name of Dmitry Ivanovich is well known to lovers of the nature of the Urals, because he was the first experienced gardener of this region. At his home, D.I. Kazantsev conducted experiments, studying the varieties of fruits and berries that already existed in Russia, and also derived new varieties. The townspeople called him a “garden ranger” because of his enthusiastic propaganda of fruit gardening.

For a long time after the death of Dmitry Ivanovich, the estate was preserved in its original form thanks to the efforts of his daughter, G.D. Kazantseva. In 1987, the gardener house received the status of a monument of history and culture of the Sverdlovsk region. And in 1994, the house became a branch of the Sverdlovsk Regional Museum of Local Lore. For a long time, the museum’s expositions were inaccessible to visitors; there was a reconstruction and restoration of the manor. But already then there were preliminary applications for visiting the exhibition in the house of Dmitry Ivanovich Kazantsev and his garden plot. Now the permanent exhibitions of the museum are “The History of Fruit Gardening” and “Old Household Items”.

Address: October Revolution st., 40

  1.  Museum of Naive Art in Yekaterinburg

The collection of works of naive art of the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts is the most numerous collection of Ural naivist artists, formed on the basis of the collection of Evgeny Roizman. In May 2015, the exhibition “Gift of the collection of E.V. Roizman to Yekaterinburg” was carried out the act of transferring a private collection of Evgeny Vadimovich to the city. Most of the collection consists of Ural masters, authors from Yekaterinburg and the Sverdlovsk region; it representatively reflects the diversity of stylistic and plot variants of the Russian naive of the second half of the twentieth century.

The basic idea behind the foundation of the museum of naive art is the idea of ​​the Gift: the gift of creativity found by a non-professional author as a result of his work and in his declining years; the gift of joy, truth and simplicity conveyed by the authors to the audience; and gift as a form of creation and a way of existence of the museum for all times.

The prologue of the exhibition includes a photo chronicle of the collection, its main characters and characters, naive and professional artists, art historians, devotees and collectors. The emergence of the phenomenon of the "Ural naive" is associated primarily with the names of two prominent graduates of the Academic Institute named after I.E. Repin in Leningrad - artist Misha Shayevich Brusilovsky and art historian Nina Arsenyevna Khaderi, as well as painters G.S. Mosina and N.G. Chesnokov, the authors-creators of the Ural museums V.B. Gorodilina and I.D. Samoilov.

A major role in the awakening of interest in naive art in the Urals was played by Sverdlovsk professional artists who were attracted to the decoration of public buildings in the regional centers of the region - M. Brusilovsky, G. Mosin, V. Volovich, A. Kazantsev. Having met in Alapayevsk in June 1971 with a bright and original artist Anna Ivanovna Trofimova, Mosin and Brusilovsky already in December organized the first exhibition of Anna Ivanovna in Sverdlovsk, in the Palace of Culture named after Dzerzhinsky. Now the significance of the Anna Trofimova exhibition in Sverdlovsk in 1972 is becoming noticeable: it was the first exhibition of naive art in the Urals — the official one, with large posters, spacious and light. With it begins the countdown of a systematic, and most importantly, practical interest in the work of naive artists in Sverdlovsk, the region and Yekaterinburg: exhibitions, studies of artists, regional competitions are held, and collectors of naive art appear.

Address: Rosa Luxemburg st., 18

  1.  Ekaterinburg Gallery of Modern Art

The Yekaterinburg Gallery of Modern Art is a unique private museum and exhibition complex located in the historical center of Yekaterinburg. The collection exhibited in the gallery began to take shape in 2003 and is the first private collection specializing in the visual arts of the Urals in the region. The main task of the collection is to preserve the best works of Ural artists. To date, the collection includes about 1,500 works of painting, drawing, sculpture, art objects and demonstrates the evolution of the Urals art school, from 1899-2016.

The collection develops and replenishes with works of young Ural authors and objects of new artistic practices. The permanent exhibition of the gallery includes a variety of forms of Ural art over the past 100 years and demonstrates at the same time at least 200 works.

Since its creation in August 2004 and the first presentation of the collection of Ural art on November 26, 2004, the gallery has been actively involved in exhibition activities. Since then, more than 200 exhibition and curator projects have been organized with the participation of Russian and foreign authors.

The gallery offers a wide range of cultural activities: exhibitions (painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and video), an art salon, a discussion club. There are services of a design studio, a framing workshop, a cozy cocktail bar, and creative workshops.

Address: Krasnoarmeyskaya St., 32

  1.  Ekaterinburg Museum Center of Folk Art "Gamayun"

The Gamayun Museum Center was established on March 25, 1994. The founder of the new organization was the Department of Culture of the Administration of Yekaterinburg. The museum became the heir to the Gamayun Association of Craftsmen and Folk Artists that has existed for more than 10 years.

The name of the Association and the Center is taken from Russian folklore, in which the bird with a female face, Gamayun, is the prophetess, keeper of folk legends, patroness of masters. The center is working with masters of Arts, crafts and non-professional painters and graphic artists of the region.

Address: Gogol st., 20/5

  1.  Center of Traditional Folk Culture of the Middle Urals in Yekaterinburg

The center of traditional folk culture of the Middle Urals is a state autonomous cultural institution of the Sverdlovsk region. The Center was established in 2011 by merging the regional state cultural institutions: the Ural Center for Folk Crafts and the Sverdlovsk Oblast Folklore House; it conducts targeted activities to preserve, study and reproduce folklore, customs and rituals, languages, dialects and dialects, arts and crafts of Middle Ural peoples.

The center is located in two old merchant houses of Yekaterinburg - architectural monuments of the second half of the XIX century. The stone mansion of M. Oshurkov (10 Chapaev Street) houses an exhibition hall and craft workshops, festivals, holidays, master classes. In the estate of the merchant E.S. Stepanov (Gorky St., 33), a unique monument of wooden architecture, is a collection and storage department of funds, a methodical department and an editorial and publishing department of the Center.

Main activities are: folklore-ethnographic expeditions, systematization and preservation of monuments of material and non-material culture (the funds of the Center are over 5000 monuments of non-material culture); scientific and practical conferences; publication of scientific and practical collections, information and methodological materials; workshops on traditional folk culture.

The center organizes and holds exhibitions of folk masters and decorative arts, folk calendar holidays, folk festivals and concerts, fairs of folk crafts and handicrafts.

Address: st. Chapaeva, 10

  1.  Ural Energy Museum in Yekaterinburg

The Ural Energy Museum, created by a subsidiary of JSC Russian Grids - JSC IDGC of the Urals, hides a long history behind its shoulders. Formally, the date of its birth can be considered 1977 (it was then that the Museum of the Sverdlovsk Energy System was opened, which occupied almost the entire 4th floor of the Sverdlovenergo training complex).

The energy reforms that have begun have virtually sweep aside all non-core business areas, and such social things as children's camps or a museum have gone beyond financing. Once in the crisis loops of the 2000s, the museum was completely closed. The revival took place in 2009, when a memorandum on the restoration of the museum was signed, only now of a slightly wider profile. The new museum was supposed to go beyond the corporate boundaries and tell about the history and development of the energy of the whole Urals.

In 2013, the plans to create a new museum began to realize, and at the end of the same year, the long-awaited opening took place. The modern exhibition includes not only archival photos, but also three-dimensional exhibits.

The main feature of the museum has become its design, completely saturated with the themes and symbolism of energy: a running three-phase current glows under the ceiling, the legs of the stands are fragments of insulators, and the circuit of a real substation is drawn on the floor.

The museum exposition is formed in the chronological order of engineering development: starting with dynamo-machines, dam models, works by Lodygin and Yablochkov, and ending with the achievements of the present.

Address: pr. Kosmonavtov, 17 a

  1.  Museum of Uralmashzavod History in Yekaterinburg

The museum collection contains unique documents and memoirs of the factory builders, its first employees, thousands of photographs and hundreds of films with great historical value.

By the wealth of its funds, the Museum of Uralmashzavod History is higher than all the factory museums of Yekaterinburg, and possibly of the Sverdlovsk region. This allows it to participate in socially significant projects on an equal footing with state museums. For example, recently many photos from the funds of the UZTM museum were published in photo albums about the history of Yekaterinburg (a project of the Kommersant publishing house). Scientists and researchers are constantly working with the funds of the museum.

In 2013, with the support of Gazprombank, the building of the central entrance of the plant, which is a monument of architecture of the constructivist era, was overhauled, and a new museum exposition was opened. It covers the entire history of Uralmashzavod, from construction to the present day, including those areas of the plant’s activities that were previously secret - primarily artillery production.

Address: Culture st., 3

  1.  Museum "Russia is my history" in Yekaterinburg

In September 2017, the multimedia historical park “Russia is my history” was opened in Yekaterinburg. At 6.7 thousand square meters of pavilion space, which grew up in a wasteland between the circus and Iset River less than a year, shows the entire history of the country from Rurikovich to our days.

Multimedia Park is a unique virtual museum, designed primarily for young people. It is immediately striking that there is not a single artifact familiar in our understanding in it. But all the halls are crammed with touch screens, virtual panels and many other modern equipment. New technologies allowed to literally occupy the whole park space: maps of the Russian State come to life on the floor, images of rulers appear on the walls - from Rurik to Vladimir Putin, on the domed ceilings there are faces of saints.

Currently, within the framework of the Yekaterinburg park, there are four expositions: Rurikovich, Romanovs, “From the Great Shocks to the Great Victory” and the years 1945–2016. In each of them there are so-called federal and regional contents, that is, in parallel with the history of Russia, there is a story about the formation of the Urals as a supporting edge of the state.

Address: st. Narodnaya Volya, 49

  1.  Art Gallery "Pole" in Yekaterinburg

The art gallery “Pole” can be found in the very center of Yekaterinburg, in the building of the Sverdlovsk film studio. Since the creation of this gallery, a number of experimental exhibitions and informal meetings of Ural artists, painters and other artists have been held there.

In the gallery a framing workshop was recently opened, which specializes in the manufacture of custom frames, and can also take over the design of works of art. Especially for art lovers who have a car, the Directorate of the Gallery “Pole” organized free parking right next to the building. Every three weeks, the Pole Art Gallery organizes exhibitions and constantly sells works of art, works of artists, both famous and just beginners.

Address: Ave. Lenin, 50ZH

  1.  Museum of elderly man B.U. Kashkin in Yekaterinburg

B.U.Kashkin Museum was opened on December 19, 2008 on the basis of the Laboratory of Art Practices and Museum Technologies of the Faculty of Art History and Cultural Studies of the Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin in the structure of the Center for Contemporary Culture. It was created thanks to the joint efforts of students, staffs, faculty as a multifunctional experimental platform where cultural and artistic projects, interdisciplinary research are carried out, educational programs are being implemented in the field of modern art culture, and innovative museum technologies are being developed.

The museum has the name of one of the favorite legendary characters of the unofficial culture of Sverdlovsk-Yekaterinburg - the Old Bukashkin (Yevgeny Malakhin). A bright and original representative of this phenomenon of national culture, an experimental photographer, an abstract painter, author of “samizdat” poetry books, the creator of the informal Society of the Picture, he became a landmark for the capital of the Urals, its unique brand.

The activities of the Museum are aimed at exploring the most diverse non-standard forms of modern urban culture, to identify their creative role in shaping the urban environment and the positive image of the territory. The creation of the Museum is a conceptual continuation of the tradition of ennobling, the artistic development of marginal urban areas, which was founded by B. Kashkin himself and the Kartinik Society created by him (painting fences, garage complexes, garbage dumps, etc.). The location of the B. U. Kashkin Museum in the former basement bomb shelter led to the transformation of an abandoned space into a creative zone, as well as to artistic development of the adjacent territories - the basement and the inner courtyard of the university.

The basis of the Museum's collection consists of artifacts, documentary and archival materials related to the work of B.U. Kashkin, including visual objects, audio, video materials, printed publications, and literary works. Other collections of the Museum are collections of works of other representatives of the Ural underground, as well as naive artists of the Urals.

Address: Ave. Lenin, 51

  1.  UrFU Museum and Exhibition Complex in Yekaterinburg

In the middle of the 60s of the last century, almost simultaneously, museums of the history of universities were created at the Ural State University and the Ural Polytechnic Institute.

The expositions of the museums presented materials on the faculties, departments, scientific schools that existed at the UPI and at Ural State University. There were photos and documents of scientists, teachers, employees, students - talented and dedicated people who were at the forefront of the development of science and higher education in the Urals. There were also exhibits telling about the victories of sports teams, about the activities of various creative teams, the social life of students.

In 2011, the museum and exhibition complex and the museum of the history of the State University merged: the number of exhibits increased significantly, and the university was faced with the task not only to preserve, but also to show the widest possible audience of the history of the university.

Address: st. Mira, 19

  1.  Sverdlovsk Regional Museum of the Medicine History in Yekaterinburg

In 1982, on the basis of the Sverdlovsk Regional Clinical Hospital No. 1, the first exposition of the Museum of the History of Medicine was opened. This event was destined to become an important milestone in the history of museum development and in the history of Ural medicine.

Only in 1996, the museum moved into an old mansion of the early twentieth century on Karl Liebknecht Street, 8b. It was located on the first floor of the left wing of the building, in which originally, in 1912, it was planned to arrange classrooms and a hall for recreation and games for students of the second city national school.

The rich expositions present the periods of development of the Ural medicine, starting from the first quarter of the XVIII century to the present time. Of particular importance is the Zemstvo period, during which the foundation of the state health care system was laid.

In the small hall you can get acquainted with the history of the formation of the Ural scientific surgical schools and their founders. The interest of visitors is invariably evoked by collections of objects extracted from patients: removed stones from the bladder and kidneys, extracted fragments from shells and bullets.

The main assets of the museum contain over 70 thousand items. Of particular value are generations of surgical instruments, ophthalmic instruments, blood pressure monitors, etc.

Address: Karl Liebknecht st., 8B

  1.  Sverdlovsk Regional Fire and Technical Exhibition in Yekaterinburg

The Sverdlovsk Regional Fire and Technical Exhibition was created in 1958, the third after Leningrad and Moscow. In 1981, an expanded exposition was opened in the new building. Its content gives an idea about the system of fire protection of the population, in particular, about the work of combat units of the fire service, preventive measures and the history of fire fighting in the Urals.

The exposition of the exhibition is located in four halls: the Hall of Fame, the history hall of the Ural fire brigade, the preventive hall (hall of state supervision) and the hall of technology.

The Hall of Glory presents paintings and other exhibits telling about large fires that took place in the Sverdlovsk region. In the hall there are memorial plaques with the names of firefighters who died during the Great Patriotic War and in peacetime at the combat position.

In the hall of history there is a rich study of local history on the development of fire in the Urals. The current diorama “Fire in old Yekaterinburg” shows a fire in 1818, when the right-bank part of the city burnt out.

The exposition of the hall of the state supervision is devoted to preventive fire prevention measures. On the example of acting layouts, various fire protection schemes for buildings of various categories are shown.

Technical support of the modern state fire service is presented in the hall of technology. The operating layouts show the operation of the fire alarm system and the automatic water fire extinguishing system. It also presents a modern firefighting equipment.

Address: Karl Liebknecht st., 8a

  1.  Museum of memory of soldiers-internationalists "Shuravi" (USPU) in Yekaterinburg

The museum of memory of soldiers-internationalists "Shuravi" (USPU) was founded in the difficult time for the country, the time of restructuring and the collapse of the Soviet Union. It was on October 30, 1991 that the museum opened its doors to visitors and since then has gained considerable popularity among the inhabitants of Yekaterinburg.

The main mission of the museum is to preserve the memory of wars that have fulfilled a duty to the Motherland, who did not retreat and did not surrender to the enemy. The museum conducts active educational work; work with schoolchildren and students of educational institutions is one of the priorities of the museum of memory of soldiers-internationalists "Shuravi". The museum’s library and information center includes many audio and video materials on the history of wars in the North Caucasus and Afghanistan. Also, the museum is engaged in research work. The unique collection presented here contains various materials: documents, diaries, photographs. Historians and librarians will certainly be interested in visiting this museum. It is here that you can get the most complete picture of the wars of the XX-XXI century.

Address: pr. Kosmonavtov, 26

  1.  Ural State Military History Museum (“Wing Guard”) in Yekaterinburg

Airborne Museum "Winged Guard" is unique and publicly available. It reflects the history, specifics and current state of the airborne troops. This is a monument to the immortal exploits of the Ural paratroopers of all generations, participants of the Great Patriotic War, the Afghan wars and other military conflicts.

The Museum of the Airborne Forces is a meeting place for veterans of all wars and paratroopers on active duty, as well as draftees and people who are simply not indifferent to the landing party.

Address: st. Krylova, 2a

  1.  Museum of Cosmonautics in Yekaterinburg

The Museum of Cosmonautics and Rocket and Space Technology is a departmental museum of NPOA, one of the leading enterprises in the space industry of the Russian Federation.

This is a museum and exhibition complex consisting of five sites (500 m2) and having a fund of over a thousand exhibits. The main expositions of the museum are located on the territory of the enterprise - in the House of Industry, which itself is an exhibit number 1, representing a monument of history and architecture of federal significance. House of Industry is located in the heart of Ekaterinburg.

Address: st. Mamina-Sibiryak, 145

  1.  Recording Museum in Yekaterinburg

The recording museum contains more than 15 thousand sound recordings on records, magnetic tapes, cassettes and other media, as well as about 300 exhibits of recording equipment from different eras.

On the tour you can hear the world's first recording made on December 6, 1877 by Thomas Edison, and the voice of Leo Tolstoy, Alexander Blok, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Yuri Gagarin and many others. You can listen to pre-revolutionary records.

Address: Krasnoarmeyskaya st., 28

  1.  Museum of Cinema and Animation of the Sverdlovsk Film Studio in Yekaterinburg

The tour plunges into the world of magic - and the impossible will become possible: guests will learn how to teach a dog to talk, and a person to fly. The key to all lies in the art of animation. Employees of the film studio will acquaint themselves with all the tricks of the Soviet animation, show the very first Russian cartoon and even the prototype of the phenakist player (the founder of the animation from the 19th century).

Also, guests can participate in creating their own cartoon in the Stop-motion technique: these are amazing disappearances, flights, tricks. As a result, each guest will receive a mounted video clip, which can be shown to relatives and friends.

Even in the museum there is a show of costumes and props. Guests will discover the secrets of the costumer's skill: how the main character's chain mail differs from the minor chain mail, how to distinguish a real weapon from a fake one. Also, visitors will have an amazing opportunity to see and try on costumes that were involved in filming and to make memorable photos.

At the end the guests will see the studio special effects. The times of silent cinema are long past, today sound is in fashion: rustling, sneezing, bursts and laughter - everything is recorded in the recording studio, where the tour will take place. Visitors will be able to participate in the scoring of a movie or cartoon, like real actors.

Address: Lenin Avenue, 50zh

  1.  Museum of Hygiene in Yekaterinburg

In the City Center for Medical Prevention of Yekaterinburg, the Museum of Hygiene considers the history of hygiene and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle as one of the fundamental directions of its activities.

The museum actively cooperates with urban and suburban recreational camps in the summer. During the school year, interactive lessons for schoolchildren are held at the museum. In 2013, over 4,000 people visited the hygiene museum.

Address: March, 8 St., 78a

  1. S.S. Alekseev Museum in Yekaterinburg

On July 28, 2016, a law museum dedicated to the life and creative activity of a prominent lawyer, one of the authors of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Sergey Sergeyevich Alekseev, was opened in Yekaterinburg. It was 92 years since the birth of the scientist.

S.S. Alekseev was the founder of the Ural scientific school of civil law, one of the most authoritative in the country, the author of more than 400 printed works, including more than 40 books. Already in his early civil works, along with specific recommendations for improving contractual ties and civil legislation, the formulation of the general problems of the theory of law can be traced. In subsequent years, S. S. Alekseev published fundamental monographs, textbooks, and numerous articles on the theory of law and the state, winning universal recognition as an eminent theorist of law. S.S. Alekseev devoted himself to scientific and popularization work at the Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as the Institute of Private Law, which he headed.

Address: Ave. Lenin, 101

  1.  Hotel Museum "Yekaterinburg-Central" in Yekaterinburg

Today, the Central Hotel by USTA Hotels is the heritage of the city and the legend of the Urals capital. The history of the hotel is inextricably linked with the political trends and events of the late XIX-XX centuries.

Climbing the legendary stairs, you will see the architecture, the scale of the space, get acquainted with the interiors of the Soviet era, and look at the preserved photo chronicle associated with the history of the hotel and the Soviet Sverdlovsk.

You will learn not only the historical aspects of the construction of the hotel, but also get acquainted with the names of important guests, historical leaders, cultural figures who visited Sverdlovsk on a working visit, whose history is directly connected with the Central Hotel. With the help of photographs and archival documents, you are transported to the historical era of extraordinary reception and cordiality of the Cuban leader Fidel Castro by the Sverdlovsk people in May 1963, whose meeting with General Secretary N. S. Khrushchev was held within the walls of the “Central”.

The highlight of the tour is a unique 3D augmented reality in one of the hotel’s rooms. With the help of unique equipment, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of pre-war time, get into the interior and move around it, looking at objects close by, and also watch the view from the window with an overview of the area in front of the hotel from the end of the XIX-XX centuries.

Address: Malysheva st., 74

  1.  Museum of Mr. Che (Hov), a familiar stranger in Yekaterinburg

On January 29, 2010, on the birthday of the writer Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, the Museum of Mr. Che (Hov), a familiar stranger, was opened in the Chekhov Hotel in Yekaterinburg. The museum organizers offer to plunge into the atmosphere of the end of the XIX century: listen to old waltzes, see Yekaterinburg in 1890, get acquainted with the life and work of Anton Chekhov and learn about his stay in Yekaterinburg.

In April 1890, Anton Chekhov "sent himself" to Sakhalin Island. On the way to the convict island, Chekhov stopped in Yekaterinburg and lived here for several days. Yekaterinburg writer's life is recreated in the museum with an accuracy of a second.

Visitors will discover another Chekhov - thanks to unique materials from the United Museum of Writers of the Urals, the State Literary Museum (Moscow), RGALI (Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, Moscow), RSL (Russian State Library, Moscow), GASO (State Archive of Sverdlovsk Region), Metenkov Museum, the Museum of the Sverdlovsk Railway, the Library named after V. Belinsky.

Address: March, 8 St., 32

  1.  Puppet Museum "Carnival of beautiful ladies" in Yekaterinburg

The unique puppet museum “The Carnival of Beautiful Ladies” by the Ural artist Irina Alekseeva has existed for 25 years, has 23 thematic sections (more than 400 works). The collection includes various plot works, 3D interpretations of famous works of art, fairy tale characters, horoscopes, people’s dances and much more. All works are created by the author.

In addition, the collection of dolls repeatedly participated in various competitions and congresses. For example, Irina Alekseeva presented her work at the V World Congress of the WFUC of UNESCO and the World Presentation of the Ural-Siberian Center of UNESCO. According to the results of the event, the Collection received high reviews.

Address: st. Krasnoflottsev, 39

  1.  Ethnographic Museum "Russian izba" in Yekaterinburg

The living museum is an environmental museum that stores objects of tangible and intangible heritage in their natural, historical and cultural environment. The living museum strives not only to preserve certain traditions, but also to ensure their natural maintenance in the life of society, as well as constant development.

Address: st. Voevodina, 5

  1.  Museum of the history of the Ural rock and musical equipment "Uralrok" in Yekaterinburg

The museum is located in the building of the monument of architecture (1934, constructivism), where Vladimir Mulyavin (head of the Pesnyary ensemble) began his creative activity. At the time, it was the Palace of culture of the plant Uralmash. The Mulyavia variety quintet, where Vladimir played the double bass, performed at various venues of Uralmash (1956-1958).

In the museum you can not only familiarize yourself with the history of the creative way of the Ural musicians, but also look at the musical equipment from the 60s of the last century to modern models of technology.

For 30 years of history, the legendary groups Nautilus Pompilius, Agatha Christie, Semantic Hallucinations, Nastya, Sansara and others passed through the Sverdlovsk rock club. Over the years, Sverdlovsk rock has become an independent, original direction of music, which has turned into a noticeable movement of Russian rock. Like a few years ago, today young musicians play at the rehearsal stage of Ural-Rock, and new names of creative groups can be heard at the annual festival Uralrok.

Address: Culture St., 3

  1.  Museum of the History of Circus Arts in Yekaterinburg

The exhibits of the museum are divided into genres of circus art and are genuine details that participated in the performances. Absolutely all circus exhibits can be not only viewed, but also held in the hands. Each visitor to the museum can try on the role of a circus performer.

Among the exhibits are posters of different times, which tell about the ideas and events in the arena, about circus dynasties and genres. The costumes of circus artists and clowns, props, photographs and printed materials associated with the circus are presented in large numbers.

The museum presents historical materials about the formation of the circus, starting from the XIX century, a library of circus literature, a collection of icons, stamps and calendars with clowns. Museum of circus art will be of interest to visitors of different ages. Do not deny yourself and your children the pleasure of visiting the place where every corner tells about the circus.

Address: Ave. Lenin, 37

  1.  Label Museum in Yekaterinburg

The main objective of the museum is the study of graphic culture (both in Russia and abroad) - of particular interest is the period 100 years ago and more. The Museum of the Label allows you to touch a different time and epoch, it gives you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the rich experience of the creators and get acquainted with the history of the origin of visual advertising and culture.

Employees are proud of the fact that the museum is “alive”, its expositions do not lose their relevance and are in demand by specialists of various professions. Among the expositions of the museum are unique samples of advertising, labels, which were created in the Urals at different times and years. Each exhibit tells the story of its design.

The museum presents a variety of directions: from food, alcohol and tobacco products to perfumery. In addition to Russian labels, there are examples of Western designs and advertising booklets of Soviet epochs at exhibitions. The museum is located in the building of the printing company Avantage-1. You can visit the museum by prior arrangement.

Address: st. Shefskaya, d. 2 g, bld. 4

  1.  Anti-museum of computers and games in Yekaterinburg

The largest personal computer museum is located in Yekaterinburg. "Anti-museum of computers and games" is currently based in the multimedia historical park Russia is my history.

The exhibition, which is called “Skynet”, contains in one place the history of the development of personal computers, the so-called fifth generation of computers and computer games for more than 40 years of history. A distinctive and unique feature is that the equipment is working and you can see it, as well as try it in your work!

The museum has more than 400 exhibits, including 30 working retro computers, which can include 10 game consoles. The exhibition is complemented by videos about the history of the gaming and computer industry, magazines and advertising on this subject.

For visitors, there are two video rooms with screens of 24 m² each and a comfortable seating area where you can play on consoles of different generations, as well as a seating area with refreshments.

Address: Narodnaya Volya st., 49

  1.  Museum Theater "Drum House" in Yekaterinburg

Museum-Theater "Drum House" is a unique cultural and innovative platform located in a log house in the center of Yekaterinburg. The main exhibits of the “Drum House” are African drums; altogether there are more than 200 percussion musical instruments from 15 countries in its collection.

The peculiarity of the “Drum House” is that all its visitors become participants in interactive theatrical tours and other educational programs. In each room they are provided with musical instruments, and the rhythm of the culture in question is learned. In the Slavic room there are Russian spoons and rattles, in the Eastern corner there are Tibetan singing bowls, Indian karatal and Chinese bells, and in the African Hall there are African drums and maracas. Also in the “Drum House” there is the “Cosmos” or the Musical Planetarium, where modern innovative percussion instruments are played - the Theremin and the bell drums - Ildram and Ravdram.

Address: March, 8 St., 76 B

  1.  Museum of small stories in Yekaterinburg

The Museum of Small Stories is an informal museum opened in 2013. The museum exposition is amazing. The variety of creativity presented here will amaze every visitor. Perhaps the museum of small stories will soon become a meeting place for artists, musicians and the creative intelligentsia of Yekaterinburg.

Gallery exhibitions are very popular among residents of Yekaterinburg, and it is not surprising - the originality of the exhibition will amaze any visitor. And today the salon invites private collectors, painters and sculptures for cooperation. The improvement of the museum exposition is aimed at updating the existing sections and implementing long-term projects that expand the core activities of the museum. The rich funds of the museum provide a unique exposure. The museum of small stories is primarily an informal focus. Visitors appreciate both the museum itself and its friendly staff. And the atmosphere reigning here is permeated with home comfort.

Address: October Revolution st., 35

  1.  Museum of retro cars "ETS Classic Cars" in Yekaterinburg

The club “ETS Classic cars”, which is known from the exhibition on the Automagistralnaya, organized a permanent automobile museum. The museum was created by true connoisseurs of vintage cars. Some have been collecting their collections for decades. There is a whole story behind each car and even a bicycle, each exhibit was lovingly restored and guarded. And this attitude is felt in every detail, in the air itself. This is a wonderful gift to Ekaterinburg from its inhabitants.

There are a lot of exhibits; you can wander for more than one hour. Chic five-meter Americans, in which the lights of Las Vegas are still reflected; amazing vintage "strollers" with gas headlights; native and familiar for someone, but for someone absurd and ridiculous Soviet classics; motorcycles of all modifications - police, cargo, racing. Be sure to come and see everything with your own eyes.

The exposition consists of three indoor halls and an open-air platform. Cars from the beginning of the last century and classic American cars of the 60s are exhibited in one hall. All exhibits are on the go and restored to its original form.

Address: Reactivnaya St., 81

  1.  Museum of the Navy in Yekaterinburg

The history of the museum began with the collection of exhibits, among which were mock-ups of ships, household items of seafarers, photographs, documents, medals and badges kept in home archives from the time of the Second World War. Many citizens of the Sverdlovsk region donated their collections to the museum’s fund. Thus, among the exhibits appeared bayan, helmets punched by bullets, lifebuoys and anchors.

Today the museum exposition is located in three exhibition halls. To the attention of visitors there are memorable stands dedicated to the memory of the dead sailors, banners, orders, models of ships and stands on modern submarines. The museum constantly conducts scientific and research work, and regularly hosts solemn events. In addition, a military-patriotic club of children and teenagers operates on the basis of the museum.

Address: Pobedy st., 70b

  1.  Museum of narrow gauge railways in Yekaterinburg

The Museum of narrow-gauge railways in Yekaterinburg is located in Yekaterinburg, it is dedicated to narrow-gauge railways, rolling stock and everything connected with it.

In June 2013, Igor Naboichenko, the chief engineer of the Sverdlovsk railway, decided to establish the Museum of narrow-gauge railways on the Sverdlovsk children's railway, which will later become a branch of the Museum of railway transport development in Yekaterinburg. The Museum of narrow-gauge railways was opened in September 2016.

Conducted work on the search for narrow-gauge equipment allowed to assemble an exposition of 72 units of various railway exhibits, of which 47 are of different types of rolling stock. Placing the Museum in the complex of buildings and structures of the Sverdlovsk Children's Railway allows to create a unique museum complex and organize year-round tourist excursions. For residents and guests of the city of Yekaterinburg and the Sverdlovsk region, the Museum will become one of the most popular holiday destinations.

Address: st. Yalamova, 2

  1.  Museum of the history of the station Yekaterinburg-sorting

Ekaterinburg-Sorting is the largest sorting station in Russia, located on the main course of the Trans-Siberian Railway. The station began operating in 1930 at the site of the former Palkino railroad junction (until 1917, it was “Departure No. 73). Until March 30, 2010 it was called Sverdlovsk-sorting.

In the years of the first Stalin five-year plans, the flow of transit cargoes going through the Trans-Siberian Railway through Sverdlovsk grew noticeably. A number of large enterprises of heavy mechanical engineering and metallurgy were built in the city and the region itself. The commissioning of the new station was designed to facilitate the early passage of transit trains and ensure the development of Ural enterprises. During the work of the station its capacity increased by a thousand times. To date, the length of the node reaches 8 kilometers, at the station there are over a hundred tracks and 400 turnouts in the total length of 220 kilometers.

Address: Stroiteley st., 51

Trustpilot score
Trustpilot score Rating: 4,8 out of 5 based on 112
reviews by