Museum of Soviet Life, Kazan
(4.6/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Try on clothes from decades past, play games, and explore other relics of life in the USSR at Museum of Soviet Life. Located inside a 1917 villa, this small and intimate museum houses artifacts of everyday Soviet life, including old cameras, typewriters, crockery, and propaganda posters. You can touch nearly all the exhibits and many of the items are for sale, so bring some money to purchase memorabilia. Note that the museum is opened by appointment only, so be sure to visit the website and schedule a visit ahead of time. To visit Museum of Soviet Life and other attractions in Kazan, use our Kazan itinerary planner.
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  • Absolutely awesome Museum! There are no similar to Moscow Museum. There are objects everywhere: games, food packaging... you can even touch everything, test the Soviet video games... the Manager is adorable. And there are even explanations in English. To see more soon!
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  • This museum had a special magic. Seemingly nothing special. Just a room lined with all sorts of stuff come from the past (forgive me the exhibits and their collectors:)) but how many emotions causes this rubbish. For those born in the 60 's-80-ies of the last century solid "a pomnish ...?!" nostalgia at every step. Very soulful Museum, for me the number one in Kazan.
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  • Excellent multi-cultural experience. Very interesting for all those who would like to get deep into the day-to-day history that it is not written in the text books. A magical world where you can see thousands of "gadgets" of hundreds of public or anonymous characters: from the first jeans manufactured in the Soviet Union to curious and artistic "Pinball" semi-caseros, concert guitars signed by famous artists, calidoscopios, politicians, astronauts, artists and rock stars, a former torpedo electronic machine that still works... It is like a "Pop Art" Museum of the Soviet era. * :)
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