If you go along Podgornaya Street it will lead you to Pedro I’s boat, which is 700 meters away, and on the right side you will see a bright blue wooden cabin with a colorful fence. This Kettle Museum is a (small) glass of water and one of the most popular private museums in Pereslavl. This unique museum in Russia was founded in 2003 by entrepreneurs Andreem Vorobevym and Dmitriem Nikishkinym. By the way, a year before, Andrei Vorobyov opened the well-known Iron Museum . Simply by being close to the museum and without going inside, you can see what is to come will be something unusual. Around the house, apart from plaques there are humorous inscriptions: “Here live the boilers”, “Kipim happiness”, “Peter I Street, house number 17”, “The museum of steam locomotives at 15 km”, “The place of the dummies”. Collections of effervescent and creative slogans can still be seen in the room.
So how is the Kettle Museum in Pereslavl?
The exhibition of the Kettle Museum is located in a small and cosy room of the old residential house with a real Russian stove. The collection exhibits more than 130 unique objects collected from different parts of our country. Made of copper, porcelain, cupro-nickel kettles and teapots, shiny, enameled kettles, small and giant ones carefully placed on wooden shelves. And yet, here a huge 15-liter Artel, kettles, teapots in the shape of a “bird” like a hybrid swan samovar (allowing sailors to boil water and keep warm) is kept.
In addition to the mannequins, the museum contains interesting objects from the everyday life and lifestyle of the 19th and 20th centuries. Apart from this, the museum’s theme is directly related to the age of metal and wooden tea boxes, sugar, sugar tongs, silver and gold-plated cup holders and napkin crochets. The rest of the exhibits to the tea tradition are not directly related, but the nostalgia is to create an atmosphere of the last decades.
The tour of this unique museum in Russia takes 40 minutes under the musical accompaniment of an old gramophone. And the talk of a smiling girl about the tradition of tea drinking in Russia.
In the second room of this unique museum in Russia there is a souvenir shop. Here you can buy for example: cups, plates and teapots, bells of different colors and sizes, glasses with coasters, badges, magnets and postcards.
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