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- I visited the Rukavishnikov Mansion on a beautiful sunny spring day. It is situated on a high bank of the Volga River. I took a guided tour. That is when you put on shoe covers and follow a guide telling you a story about each room. It is an interesting chance to see how the rich had lived before the Revolution. You cannot take photos in most of the rooms, however you can in the most spacious Ball-room.Written 8 March 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We are from Belarus. Found this place via Internet with very excellent reviews. GalileoPark is located on the 3rd floor of Indigo mall which is not difficult to reach.
The place is full of enginering devices, exgibits and unusual rooms. We spent there two hours and felt special experience. Trully entertaining.
Must see if you are in Nizhny.Written 28 May 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We dropped in to the gallery during a visit to Nizhny Novgorod on spec and were very impressed. It houses a good range of original paintings by Russian artists over the ages. It is classified as the 3rd most important gallery in Russia because of the volume and importance of the works held there (after Tretikov and Hermitage). It is not well signposted, so ask where to find it.Written 24 June 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Well, even if you got no idea of who Maxim Gorky was and why the city was bearing his name for quite a while under the soviets, it`s still worth visiting especially with children or teens, to see how people actually lived in this area somewhere in early 19th century, it`s a wooden house of Max Gorky grandad, an owner of a dye house which was the their family business at that time, a modest if not poor wooden house with well-preserved interior will tell you things you can`t really grasp from books, since you need a picture - life was hard, and there you see how hard it was, which makes us understand why a little boy Maxim, grown in this kind of environment had such a passion for books, education and social changes later in lifeWritten 15 March 2016
- I like visiting this museum during the winter and autumn times since I can find some new ideas and inspiration from the printed photos, while it's hardly inspirational outside at that time of the yearWritten 18 June 2018
- I guess that`s a nice cosy option for art lovers, not too big, but still interesting as a local European art collection here in Nizhny, with quite a few interesting things to see. Local guide is also available, at least they say Saturdays and Sundays, otherwise it`s fine for independent visitors.Written 21 May 2016
- This is one of the places Gorky lived when he lived in Nizhny Novgorod. Each room had plenty of information, even in English.Written 16 February 2020
- Easy to go from train station to dowtwn area , by Metro
Option is taking UBER as taxi drivers don’t speak English and over-tax the trip
The central street is a very pleasant place to go , walking from Gorki statue-square to the city Kremlin
This is a place to don’t miss ; historical and with a nice view of the rivers
The IBIS hotel is a very good option at walking distance from the dowtwn final Metro Station ; very nice standardWritten 18 June 2018
- If you're going as far East into Russia as Nizhny Novgorod, you better speak Russian! This museum was exactly as promised, a multi-media history of the nation of Russia. The first half covers the origin of the slavic people through the empire, while the second covers the revolution through post-Cold War reform. Very impressed by the quality and quantity of exhibits, as well as the friendly staff.Written 8 June 2021
- The museum is situated in the tram depot. All the cars are under the sky. You can see the history of trams and trolleybuses in Nizhny Novgorod. Also, You will see the unique RVZ-7 tram. You are able to get in the trams and to see it inside, to see the driver's cabin.Written 21 January 2014
- You can see from you cart windows if you arrive on the train. You can estimate the size of exhibition.
But if you really into the trains, or you want to escape to private Sodor island :) you need to go to this place.Written 12 July 2016
- Amazing to walk around in this historical place, amidst the warm and classical interior, especially as it was snowing and cold outside.
Nice to learn more about the greatest writers who ever lived in Nizhny Novgorod, like Gorky and Pechersky. There's not much in English, and I don't really speak Russian, but the staff did all they could to help me understand the beautiful things I encountered here. Very good service.Written 15 May 2019
- An area of woodland where several buildings of wooden construction have been built as an outdoor museum. The buildings them self are pretty impressive but there only about five of them open for the public to see inside. Other areas are still under construction. It can be a nice gentle walk but can also be a bit muddy and possibly a bit annoying from a mosquito point of view. It's worth the bus trip out if you have time to kill, 22 roubles each way from Novgorod and a short walk from/ to the monastery.Written 19 September 2017
- The museum offers you to learn the biography of Andrey Sakharov, one of the greatest Russians in the history, and to feel his life in a closed city suburb under the kgb agents surveillance. The stuff was very friendly and if you need more information about Sakharov's life you can easily ask them.Written 29 January 2022
Frequently Asked Questions about Nizhny Novgorod
- These are the best places for kid-friendly speciality museums in Nizhny Novgorod:
- Galileo Park
- Kashirin House (Maxim Gorky Childhood Museum)
- Nizhny Novgorod City Museum of Equipment and Defensive Industry
- Museum of History of Development of the Gorky Railroad
- Museum of GorElektrotransport
- These are the best places for groups seeking speciality museums in Nizhny Novgorod:See more speciality museums for groups in Nizhny Novgorod on Tripadvisor