Kostroma is called the “Jewelry Capital of Russia”, and do not be surprised, since more than a third of all gold and silver jewelry produced in the country are made here in the Kostroma region. Gold jewelry has been produced in large quantities in the region for more than 200 years, so here logically the jewelery museum is located.
As things look better where they occur, the idea is to go and see little by little to the museum of the country. The report covers a period from the 18th century to the present day, from craft workshops to modern production.
The exhibition includes a large number of different products, in different styles and different manufacturing method. There is a decoration of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, made by modern craftsmen. In total, there are about a thousand objects in the museum collection.
The production of jewelry
Another exhibition is dedicated to the manufacture of jewelry. Here you can see the tools of the jeweler, modern and old devices to work, there is a great variety of photos and many other things. Two upgrades have been made: the old equipment for craftsman-jeweler shops and pre-revolutionary jewelry shops have been restored.
Although production is not something what we go to a museum of this type for, the main thing here is the incredible craftsmanship of jewelry products to the point where the object ceases to be an ornament and becomes a work of art. Fabulous things can be seen here, unique, unrepeatable and absolutely nothing similar.
It is a special part of the collection, there are products made in the traditional technology of the area “Krasnoselsky Filigree.” Elegant and subtle metallic lace, similar to frost, it probably does not leave anyone indifferent.
Museum Address: Kostroma, ul. Soviet, d. 7.
Phone: +7 (49-42) 31-51-59.
The cost of tickets for the tour is: RUB 100 for adults, 80 RUB for children.
The museum is easily accessible by public transport: buses 1, 2, 9, 10, 14, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 99 and 101; car № 2, 3, 4, 7 and 9.
The museum is open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.