MUSEUMS OF THE RYAZAN REGION
In Ryazan region there are more than 50 state and municipal museums.
The Pearl of Ryazan is the Ryazan Kremlin, the most ancient historical kernel of the city. During its long life the Kremlin
was reconstructed several times. Now it presents the whole complex of remarkable
monuments of the old Russian style and the architecture of classicism of XV-XIX
centuries. In 1968 the ensemble of architectural monuments of the Ryazan Kremlin
arranged historical collections and archeological relics of the Old Ryazan City.
It turned into a historical-architectural museum which since 1995 has been included
in the State Corpus of the most valuable objects of the cultural heritage of Russian
All necessary information about the Ryazan Kremlin can be found on the site
of the museum: www.ryazankreml.ru
Ryazan, Kremlin, 15, phone: + 7 (4912) 27-60-66
The historical – archeological reserve “Old Ryazan” is a part of the Ryazan Historical and Architectural Museum- Reserve. The unique archeological memorial of Ancient Ryazan is one of the largest
sites of former cities without modern building up in Europe. This reserve is situated
on the territory of the capital of the Ryazan princedom which was destroyed during
Tartar invasion in 1237. The 13
th century cultural layer has survived nearly on the surface. Since the 19
th century different kinds of treasures have been found here. The last was found
Ryazan, Kremlin, 15, phone: +7 (4912) 27-60-66
The uniqueness of the Ryazan area is in its rich military-historical past and
in the modern military present. There are four military institutes in Ryazan among
which the Institute of Airborne Forces, the only institution in the world. The
traditions of valour are stored in the museums of military history:
The airborne forces museum is situated in the building of the Institution of Airborne Forces. In the exposition
of the museum there are 6000 exhibits: flags of airborne forces, orders and medals
of paratroopers, home – produced and foreign arm, a collection of parachutes,
military equipment, models of military clothes, rare documents. It is the only
museum of the kind in the world.
Ryazan, Kalyaeva Street , 20, phone :+ 7 (4912) 44-94-78
The museum of history of the long distance bomber air force presents home – produced bombing aircrafts which were adopted by the Soviet Army.
Ryazan, +7 (4912) 24-82-43
The museum of military cars
The visitors can see different kinds of military cars and learn about the history
of Russian military cars.
Ryazan, phone: +7 (4912) 24-82-43
The Ryazan region Fine Arts Museum named after I. P. Pozhalostin
This museum is one of the oldest museums in Russia. It has rich collections of
painting, drawing, sculpture of the West European and home art. The exposition
of Russian art represents various kinds of works of art from old Russian icons
to the works of masters of the beginning of the XX century. A colorful world of
folk art comes to life in the works of art trades masters, among them there are
works by Ryazan masters: Skopin ceramics, Michailov lace, Kadom embroidery, Shilovo
wicker - making. The museum arranges exhibitions from its own collections and
the State Museum Fund and literary – music evenings. The museum building itself
is the work of art, it is a monument of architecture of Russian classicism.
Ryazan, Svoboda Street, 57, phone: + 7 (4912) 44-18-43
The gallery “Victor Ivanov and Ryazan land” is a part of the Ryazan Fine Arts Museum.
The gallery is the unique collection of painting and drawing of the national
artist of the USSR, academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, Victor Ivanov,
whose creative work is closely connected with Ryazan land. The exposition of the
museum tells about bright and dark events in peasants’ life, about the beauty
of the Russian character. The artist presents philosophical reflections about
the circle of people’s life.
Ryazan, Pervomaysky Avenue, 14, phone: +7 (4912) 25-74-68, 25-80-70
The state museum – reserve of Sergey Esenin
The museum is situated in a picturesque place on the bank of the Oka river
in the old Russian village of Konstantinovo, the native land of the greatest poet
of Russia Sergey Esenin. The museum expositions are unique. The memorial exposition
is connected with the poet’s relatives and describes the Ryazan period of the
poet’s life. The literary exposition tells about Esenin’s creative work. In the
museum you can see documentary films which demonstrate some episodes from the
Ryazan region, Rybnovsky area, Konstantinovo, phone: + 7(49137) 5-16-08
The Ryazan literary museum of Sergey Esenin
The museum was founded in 2002 in Ryazan. In the constant exposition there are
rare books documentary and photo exhibits, unique collected poems, which were
published in Esenin’s time.
Ryazan, Dzerzhinsky Street, 67, phone: +7(4912) 75-57-30
The museum of the history of young people’s movement
The museum is situated in an old private house of a Ryazan governor, which
was built in the XIX century. In its funds there are unique exhibits and collections,
which are connected with modern young people’s movements, with the history of
local wars, with different public movements and parties, with outstanding and
extraordinary events. The museum regularly organizes exhibitions, literary – music
evenings and opening days.
Ryazan, Svoboda Street, 79, phone: +7 (4912) 25-89-10
The memorial museum – estate of academician Ivan Pavlov.
There are places in Russia, which are always dear to us, because they are connected
with the glorious names Russian people are proud of. To these places belongs a
small wooden house, which belonged to Pavlov’s family. Now it is a museum. It
includes the memorial and scientific parts. The expositions describe the course
of Life of the first Nobel prize winner, his Ryazan period of life, they contain
the richest collection of the memorial things of Pavlov’s family. The large part
of the museum exposition is devoted to the main course of his life – physiology.
Different scientific symposia and exhibitions are organized in the museum. The
memorial estate is popular with its numerous visitors and Ryazan citizens.
Ryazan, Pavlov street, 23, phone: +7 (4912) 77-62-72
The museum of K. Tsiolkovsky
The museum is situated in the native village of the scientist Izhevskoe. The
Ryazan period of Tsiolkovsky’s life, his theory, fragments from the history of
cosmonautics, a cosmic apparatus and other objects from the sphere of cosmic developing
are described here.
Ryazan region, Spassky area, Izhevskoe, Green street,5, phone: +7 (09135)
The museum of the Russian song
The museum contains the unique exhibits from the history of Russian lyric songs,
describes the destinies of outstanding singers and composers, who worked in this
genre. The large memorial and documental fund of the museum connects with the
life and creative work of the greatest composer of the Russian lyric song Averkin.
Ryazan region, Sasovo, phone: +7(49133) 4-00-00
The memorial of M.D. Skobelev
The village of Zaborovo – a patrimony of general Skobelev. On the territory of
the estate you can visit the restored church, where the general and his parents
were buried, the school built by Skobelev. In the building of the school there
is a museum, which contains things describing the short but bright destiny of
M.D. Skobelev, whose deeds were equal with Suvorov’s ones.
The museum of horse – breeding Institute
The museum is organized on the basis of the Institute, which is situated in
the Ryazan region. Its exposition presents the history of horse – breeding, different
races of horses, peculiarities of their breeding and looking after them, the variety
Ryazan region, Rybnovsky area, phone: + 7 (49137) 3-22-16, 3-22-51
The museum of honey
Everything about honey and beekeeping is widely presented in the museum of honey
which is organized on the basis of the Institute of beekeeping. Here you can learn
much interesting about the history of wild – hive beekeeping in Russia, new technologies
of honey – gathering and taste different kinds of honey.
Ryazan region, Rybnovsky area, phone: +7 (09137) 5-15-47, 5-12-47
The national museum of P.P. Semenov – Tyan – Shansky
The exposition of the museum is devoted to the life and achievements of one
of the greatest Russian scientist – investigator, a world known geographer and
traveler P.P. Semenov – Tyan – Shansky.
The center of Cossack culture
The main aim of the center is to preserve Cossack culture and the traditions
of the Cossaacs and to bring up children to love their motherland. More than 100 boys from different areas of the Ryazan region learn military science
on the basis of this center.
In every area of the Ryazan region there is a museum of regional studies, which
describes its history, culture, traditions. The largest are the following: the Kasimov museum of regional studies, the exposition of which tells about Russian and Tatar culture (Ryazan region,
Kasimov, phone: +7 (49131)2-19-71);
the Shilovo museum of regional studies, containing a rich collection of archaeological and ethnographical things and
objects of the traditional folk culture and art (Ryazan region, Shilovo, phone:
]the Spassk historical – archeological museum, where visitors can see exhibits of archeological expeditions on the territory
of Ancient Ryazan. (Ryazan region, Spassk, Sovetskaya Street, 16, phone: +7(49135)1-13-