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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.
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
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).
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
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
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.
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
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
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