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Tula Museum of Samovars
Ranked #7 of 126 things to do in Tula
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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.

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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 charge of ticket and souvenirs. Please prepare exact change, otherwise you would have to wait an extra minute. The main exhibit hall on the second floor is packed with groups. The samovars are great, anyone should see all the varieties of samovars. But it is hard to see them behind people. One thing I tried to get to no matter what is the document on the wall of the main exhibit hall. It is the work conditions of the samovar factory of the 19th century. It is written in the pre-Revolutionary spelling, but understandable. After that, any job will seem like a paradise.

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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).

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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 see there is much more to the Samovar, then just making tea. There are also many peculiar kinds of samovars, including really tiny and huge, so there is really a lot to see!

Thank Boris U
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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 museum is 2 floors. You have to pay to make pictures and also you can buy some souvenirs at the first floor.

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