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Kazan Museums

Museum “Kazan Kremlin”

Museum-Reserve is an object of historical and cultural heritage of federal importance and particularly valuable object of cultural heritage of the Republic of Tatarstan.

The uniqueness of the Kazan Kremlin is a number of features inherent only to him, because Kazan Kremlin – is, first, the world’s current center of Tatar culture and the state government, and secondly, it’s only surviving Tatar fortress of the Russian Federation, in which savings Based on the initial ideas of urban planning: basic planning, urban development and a functional organization of architectural complexes, and thirdly, here as elsewhere vividly expressed the historical interaction of various urban and architectural cultures: Volga Bulgar, Golden Horde, Medieval Kazan Tatar, Italian, Russian and modern. Kazan Kremlin – is one of a kind piece of conceptual synthesis of Tatar and Russian architectural styles. Being the most southern point of distribution sites Pskov-Novgorod building style in Russia, it is also the most northern point of the spread of Islamic culture in the world.

National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan

National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan (Tatarstan NM) – the largest in Tatarstan research and cultural institution of national importance. The basis of the museum put private 40000th collection Andrei Fedorovich Likhachev (1832-1890), known in the region archaeologist, historian, collector, and exhibits of scientific and industrial exhibition in 1895 
 have the origins of the museum’s collections were eminent scholars of Kazan University: A. A. Shtukenberg, NP Zagoskin, PIMoles, NF Vysotsky, NF Skating and other activities can be extended museum funds Kazan collectors and patrons: IFLikhachev, FA Likhachev, VI Zausaylov, DC Aleksandrov-Gaines, G. Galeev (Baroody), D. Samples, etc.

Museum of Islamic Culture

Museum of Islamic culture located in the basement of the mosque Kul Sharif. The exposition of the museum occupies two rooms with a total area of 566 m 2 . Museum was opened on 21 February 2006.

The main purpose of the museum is the realization of scientific, educational, research and educational activities, the identification and acquisition of museum objects and collections on the history and culture of Islam and Islamic civilization in the Middle Volga, their study and public presentation.

In the first room on the topics of the history of religions, the prophets, the original source and the basis of Islam, and the role of Islam in the regulation of various aspects of society, moral principles of Islam. The exhibition is interesting complex subjects for prayer-prayer – a prayer rug, a compass to find the direction to Mecca, prayer beads, mock Kaaba, multiple instances of handwriting and printing of the Quran, which was released at different times and in different places of the planet.

The second room is told in chronological order of the Islamic civilization of the Middle Volga region, the role of Islam in the history and culture of the Tatar people.

Natural History Museum of Tatarstan

Natural History Museum of Tatarstan is the newest project in the system Museum “Kazan Kremlin.” It opened its doors to the first visitors to September 1, 2008 At the opening of the Museum of Tatarstan President Mintimer Shaimiev said unique view exhibits and special significance of the Museum of Natural History of Tatarstan for pupils and students of the Republic.

The combination of the classic principles of its exposure and advanced multimedia technology allows us to consider it as the only museum in the Volga region and the Research and Education Center, which focuses all the information about the geological history of Tatarstan, its fossils, flora and fauna, mineral resources.

To date, the 12 rooms features about 1600 exhibits, meteorites, minerals, rocks, oil samples, fossils of plants and animals.

 Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan

Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan – one of the largest and most famous art museums of the Russian Federation of the generic type. His collection includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, theater set design and decorative arts of the classical Western European schools of XVI-XIX centuries., Russian art XVI-XX centuries., Soviet and Tatar fine and decorative-applied art and a unique collection of icons cathedral of Sviyazhsk. The museum has the country’s largest collection of works by the artist N.I.Feshina. Part of the collection is represented in the permanent collections of the museum, familiarity with the source material provided by the device of temporary exhibitions.



The Memorial Museum of Konstantin Vasilyev

Opened on January 10, 1996, since 1997 is a branch of the National Museum of Tatarstan. 
museum occupies part of the building, in which the artist lived in the years 1949-1976. The basis of the exposure of memorial collection passed to his sister, by V. Vasilieva and his friends. The exposition is located in four rooms of the memorial halls of the following themes: family and home, the environment of life, artist’s studio, a room mother Claudia Parmenovny Vasilyeva.






Museum of Musa Jalil

Museum office Musa Jalil is a branch of the National Museum of Tatarstan and is located in the house where the poet-hero and his family lived in 1940-1941, and from which he was drafted into the army. 
Memorial Apartment restored to the wife of the poet and his contemporaries, who used to come here – the poet S. Hakim, composer N. Zhiganov, writer G. Kashshafa. In 1996, the 90th anniversary of the poet’s birth, the museum was incorporated adjacent apartment, which housed a literary salon (now an exhibition hall) and space for researchers.




Museum of Salih Sajdashev

Opened on 25 June 1993. Salih Sajdasheva Museum is a branch of the National Museum of Tatarstan and occupies a two-story wing of the early twentieth century in the courtyard of the Tatar State Theatre of Drama and Comedy. K. Tinchurin. Here from 1928 to 1954, he lived and created his best works Saidashev Saleh, a prominent Tatar composer, founder of Tatar professional music, the creator of the new in the Tatar national art genre – the musical drama, first Tatar conductor, teacher, pianist, composer of 60 performances Tatar State Academic Theater. Mr. Kamal.



Museum of EA Boratynsky

Literary Museum Evgeny Abramovich Boratynsky, a prominent Russian poet “of Pushkin’s time,” a friend of Pushkin, master elegies and philosophical lyrics, opened in Kazan in 1977 as a school museum. In 1881, the museum is included in the public network as an affiliate Literary Memorial Museum of Maxim Gorky.Since 1983 is a branch of the National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan. Located in two areas: in the school № 34 and in the wing of an urban estate Boratynsky (1830, architect – Petondi FI), which the descendants of the poet lived until 1918.

 Literary Museum of Gabdulla Tukai

Opened on 11 June 1986. The museum is located in the Old-Tatar village and occupies a two-storey mansion – the former home of Shamil landmark turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. House built merchant first guild Apakov Ibrahim for his daughter, who married the middle son of Imam Shamil – Muhamet Shafi. Muhamet Shafi, a retired major general of the Russian army, he lived in this house until 1906.

Literary Memorial Museum of Gorky

Literary Memorial Museum of Maxim Gorky in Kazan opened March 12, 1940, since 1983 is a branch of the National Museum of Tatarstan. Housed in the former home of the second half Belyaeva XIX century., Where in 1886-1887. A. Peshkov (Gorky) worked apprentice baker.

House-Museum of Vladimir Lenin

House-Museum of Lenin in Kazan is a branch of the National Cultural Center “Kazan”, was opened November 7, 1937 for the 20th anniversary of the October Revolution in the wing of the house Orlov, built in the 1880s, which Ulyanov family rented from September 1888 to May 1989.


Chak-chak Museum
Visit the interactive museum dedicated to traditional Tatar food and taste Tatar desserts such as the traditional chak-chak and baursak, which can only be found in Kazan!
While enjoying your tee and desserts, the guides will share stories and examples about the typical ancient Tatar peoples’ everyday life, their traditions, customs, and of course, the secret to making the perfect chak-chak and other Tatar dishes.

Tatar Ethnographic Open Air Museum “Tatar Avyly”
An interactive Tatar ethnographic open-air museum “Tatar Avyly”, which recreates the life and life of a medieval Tatar village, as well as ethnographic traditions, national cuisine and crafts.
You will be greeted by the hospitable owner of the Tatar village with a harmonious song, with lively stories about the features of the lifestyle of the Tatar village.
You will be given the opportunity to try on a national costume, as well as the role of a historical resident: a peasant, artisan, merchant …
The museum organizes a large number of national master classes, as well as purchase Tatar delicacies and agricultural products.

Museum “City Panorama”
The world of amazing multimedia exhibits about the history and modernity of Kazan, created by scientists, artists, designers, engineers using the most modern digital technologies. A place of vivid impressions where the past and present meet the future. Both adults and children will enjoy unique layouts and panoramas, virtual tours, interactive stands, informative games, and unforgettable impressions.
The appearance of Kazan in the 16th and 18th centuries with historical authenticity was carefully recreated on realistic mock-ups. Modern Kazan is presented on a detailed urban planning layout where you can find almost every building in its historical center. Modern technologies of volumetric video projections enliven vivid historical events that determined the way of city life and the development of Kazan before the eyes of the audience.


Museum of Socialist Life
Museum of Socialist Life KazanMuseum of socialist life is a unique place where everyone makes a trip to the not-so-distant, but already forgotten 70s – 80s of the XX century. With the help of material attributes, one can easily understand what, quite recently, a huge multinational country lived under the proud name of the USSR. The spirit of that time is created by the exhibits, and the rest is the mood of visitors. This is a world of positive emotions and a realm of positive. We invite everyone to make a tour to the bright past and wish a wonderful future!