One day tour - The museums of Yaroslavl

The museums of Yaroslavl, Request

Visit the Bogoyavlenskaya square, the main square in Yaroslavl. You will see the monument to the Grand Duke Yaroslav the Wise (whom the city is named after) and the splendid Bogoyavkenskaya Church (a unique memorial, built in 1693), which is famous for its beautiful porcelain tile decorations as well as its unique interior and exterior medieval design.

Visit the Yaroslavl State Historical, Architectural and Artistic Museum Complex,

which consists of the Spaso-Preobrazhensky monastery (including the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, the oldest building in the city, preserved since the 16th century), six churches (important memorials of the 17th century, which are unique for their painting and architecture), the Sobinov memorial estate, the House of battle glory.


The Yaroslavl Artistic Museum is located in the former complex of Governor’s residence, a beautiful old estate, including the Governor house, the Governor’s garden, and the residence of Metropolitan. You will see a large and rich gathering of painting and other luxury items (altogether, there are more than 36 thousand of different displays, such as painting, sculptures and decorative ceramics.). One can see the works of I. Repin, V. Petrov, V. Serov and others. The second Museum building is a former residence of Metropolitan, which is a valuable model of the Russian civil architectural style of the16th century.


The Old Russian Art department is also situated here, where there are exhibited the best examples of panel painting from the 16th and 17th centuries.


Visit “the Muses House” and “the Music and time”, private museums of musical instruments, where one can see an interesting collection of old instruments as well as other items of modern art.

Transfer to the Nicolskoye Village

and visit the Cosmos Museum (opened in 1975). In the museum’s exposition, there are a space capsule, first space suites and the unique monographic materials, which related with life and activities of Valentina Tereshkova (the first spacewoman).