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Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts

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    Initially, the Museum of Decorative, Applied and Modern Arts was located in the territory of the Tula Kremlin, on the premises of the former power plant.

    Now the Museum welcomes guests on the historical pedestrian street at 12 Metallistov Street, in the center of Tula, where the most important events of the city take place.

    The exhibition is based on authentic museum staff from the funds of the State Cultural Enterprise of Tula Region "Association of Local History and Art Museum."

    The first room represents traditional exhibits, pieces of handicrafts that have absorbed the mythology of folk art with its agricultural rituals, calendar cycle and Pantheon of pagan deities.

    This allows immersing literally in the world of peasant life of the 19th-early 20th century.

    The second room introduces the life of wealthy citizens.

    Here you may find both handmade exhibits and factory ones, often brought from Europe.

    Great interest will be aroused by the collection of mantel clocks with elegant bronze, onyx and malachite finishes, which served not only as a means of measuring time but also as an interior decoration.

    Visitors will also be interested in such exhibits as bouillottes, which differ by shape and finishing methods, elegant kerosene lamps and other lovely staff, such as snuffboxes, beaded handbags or jewelry boxes.

    The exhibits of decorative and applied art allow judging the high artistic value of the products created by the hands of true masters.

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    Entrance fee per adult - 150 rubles, per (full-time) student - 100 rubles, per pensioner - 100 rubles, per school student - free of charge. Excursion service per person in the tour group (6 to 20 people): adults - 200, (full-time) students - 150 rubles, pensioners - 150 rubles, school students - 150 rubles.
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    12 Metallistov St., Tula
    +7 4872 77-04-20
    Mon, Thu, Sun 10:00-18:00; Fri, Sat 10:00-20:00, last Wednesday of the month - cleanup day
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12 Metallistov St., Tula
+7 4872 77-04-20
Mon, Thu, Sun 10:00-18:00; Fri, Sat 10:00-20:00, last Wednesday of the month - cleanup day
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