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Tula Museum of Samovars

Mendeleevskaya St., 8, Tula 300041, Russia
+7 487 231-23-33
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A samovar is a heated metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water in and around... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Hadi A
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The way the museum is run is very chaotic. It seems that the place should be a highlight of... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Moscow, Russia
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Mendeleevskaya St., 8, Tula 300041, Russia
+7 487 231-23-33
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

A samovar is a heated metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water in and around Russia as well as in other countries: Central Europe, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe, Iran, Kashmir and the Middle-East.

Thank Hadi A
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The way the museum is run is very chaotic. It seems that the place should be a highlight of everyone coming to Tula. But... The long lines to the ticket office can scare anyone who dared to open the entrance door. One lady is in...More

Thank alexey2612
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

3 thing the most known about Tula are pryanik (gingerbread), weapons and samovar. Small but fully represents history of samovar making and Russian teadrinking culture. The best location (next door to Kremlin entrance).

2  Thank Maxim-Maxims
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This place is a must visit when you are in Tula, because it's all about the trademark and the symbol of the city - the Samovar. It may seem like a simple water boiling device, but if you get yourself a guided tour you will...More

Thank Boris U
Reviewed 20 April 2015

a small samovar museum, with wide range of different samovars (teapot kinds). We expected to see more, and there were so many people around (we visited it in weekend). that we've hardly seen something. Don't forget to go up at the second floor as the...More

Thank IrinaHarbah
Reviewed 6 March 2015

It's very much an oddity museum, exhibits can be comfortably viewed in 30 mins. If you miss it, not to worry. Having said that, it was very charming and is right next to the kremlin. Gift shop is also quite ok.

Thank Grahamek
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Very small (and very cheap) museum. Just go there if you have particular interest in Tula and its traditions, or if you have time. Quite fun to see all those specially backed cakes sorted by occasions. Be sure you buy the small souvenir at the...More

Thank AroundTheGlobe000
Reviewed 3 September 2013

the Museum of Samovars in Tula is like a well kept secret. Friends in this city escorted me there unexpectedly and I was delighted at the exhibits and developments of the famous Russian appliance. Since attending I purchased a large Samovar and can recognize its...More

1  Thank burmaford
Reviewed 13 June 2012

A samovar is traditionally a device used to heat water for tea, and the word can loosely be translated as "self boiler". To boil the water inside a samovar, the pipe is filled with solid fuel such as pine cones, charcoals and wood chips which...More

1  Thank jojimbo
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