History Museums in Nizhny Novgorod

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History Museums in Nizhny Novgorod

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  • alexey2612
    Moscow, Russia15,936 contributions
    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 2020
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  • Víťa
    Prague, Czech Republic60 contributions
    There are many nice russian steam locomotives. For tech fans, it is excelent place to visit. You can study how the steam locomotive works and how are they constructed. Museum is outdoor, so visit it in sunny day. You are not allowed to go inside locomotives.
    Apart locomotives, there are also some vagons and railway equipment. You can take nice pictures in morning, when there is few people.

    Free entry, free foto. You can go there by train, station Sortirovochnyy and then 5 minutes walk.
    Written 30 June 2019
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  • Svetlana M
    Khimki, Russia208 contributions
    The region of Nizhny Novgorod is rich in folk craft. Here you will find not only famous matreshki and khokhloma paintings but also learn more about woodcarving art applied in facade decoration. There are many curious things in the museum: the biggest and the smallest check locks, the knives of original design (the smallest one is 1 mm!) et al. The museum is on the 4th floor of the modern building in which the souvenir shop is on the first floor. The entrance is on the right around the corner of the building. Unfortunately no English descriptions near the exhibit items are given.
    Written 5 November 2018
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  • alexey2612
    Moscow, Russia15,936 contributions
    It is a small museum devoted to the history of the huge ship-building factory. It is situated on the outskirts of the city. I got there by public transportation. The entrance is free. There are always guides to answer your questions and show you around. during my visit they were busy with the school group so I wandered around by myself. I was curious to learn about the Greek founder of the plant and the legendary designer, Konstantin Alekseyev. The lady who was showing me around knew Alekseyev personally, so I was thrilled to ask her some questions.
    Written 8 March 2020
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  • Koshara
    Nizhny Novgorod, Russia210 contributions
    Out of four towers currently open to visitors in Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin this one is worth visiting. The museum site is a recently reconstructed (2008-2012) Conception Tower (Zachatsky) named after the former nearby Monastery of Immaculate Conception, that after a landslide was for a long time lost along with a good piece of the Kremlin wall. Today inside this tower we can see the remains of the old tower, the pictures of archeological research and restauration work on this site and some findings like XII-XVth century little crosses, nails and weapons, ceramics and shoes. Even without English audio guide nor translation of the exhibits legend it`s still a good half an hour visit of all three levels of this big square tower. You can get there by taking the road downhill from the main entrance or walk some 15 minutes from Rozhdestvenskaya street along the embankment up to Tsar Peter the Great monument, otherwise take a full Kremlin wall tour, the latter option is quite tiring. Tip: this tower is open summertime till October/November as per the Kremlin board, also summertime one can take a boat trip from the pier just in front of this tower ( tickets to be purchased with Dimitry tower office on hilltop or with a local agency)
    Written 10 September 2017
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  • Ryan V
    3 contributions
    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
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  • Alexander_Kudrin
    Samara, Russia9,201 contributions
    In the bishop's building, there is a church-archaeological museum.
    You need to climb the stairs to the second floor. The museum consists of several halls, the exhibits are in glass cabinets.
    There are practically no explanatory inscriptions, but there were no excursions that day.
    In principle, you can see everything yourself. Here are the robes of the clergy, old church books, utensils, and much more.
    If all this is interesting to you, then you can spend half an hour here.
    At the same time, you won't lose anything if you don't come here...
    Written 1 March 2022
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  • Pukhno
    21 contributions
    The museum itself is nice but it is located on the restricted area and foreigners actually almost don't have any chances to get there
    Written 28 March 2018
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