Private Museum Music and Time, Yaroslavl

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Explore the collection of antique clocks, bells, samovars, old irons, phonographs, and musical instruments at Private Museum Music and Time. John Mostoslavsky, a popular illusionist and magician, opened one of the first private museums in Russia in the early 1990s. His collection now occupies three historical buildings and features more than 1,000 bells and 10,000 records, none of which are hidden behind glass. Listen to the guides play popular tunes on the bells and unusual piano-organs. See how various gramophones and music boxes operate, while the clocks constantly chime. Guided tours are usually in Russian only. Put Private Museum Music and Time into our Yaroslavl itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Just three small rooms, though a visitor can play on phisgarmonie and desk-like piano, if she plays piano. One can listen to Patefone. Lots of old clocks.
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  • It is a really nice museum with an interesting collection of bells, musical machines from the 19TH century and younger and clocks. They run guided tours (included into the ticket price) and I strongly recommend to stay with the guide, they tell a great many things and show how everything works:) A must visit, IMHO
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  • I absolutely enjoyed visiting this Museum, where every exhibit makes a sound. The owner (Mikhael) was very helpful and had really great stories on the exhibits and of him/his father to share. I was travelling off season and no other non-russian tourists were around. As I didn't speak English, Mikhael gave me a private tour in perfect French. This museum was a true surprise and I had a fantastic two hours in which I learned and laughed a lot. We even took photos using some requisites from the museum. Absolute fun and a great memory. Highly advisable.
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  • We've walked there by chance and never regret it! Very nice, although small, museum with a lot of bells and antique mechanical musical instruments. Excursion is a must and included into the ticket price
  • A museum good for a quick visit. It shows instruments to play music, tools and decorations in the past.
  • The museum has a lot of working exhibits. The museum will be interesting for people who are interested in history or music.
  • Very interactive display of rarities that you shouldn't miss if you plan a trip to Yaroslavl
  • Very nice place. Friendly guide. You can buy old records. And whistles.
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Where to stay in Yaroslavl

Places to stay in Yaroslavl might not be as numerous as in some other Russian cities, but you can still find a good selection of accommodation to satisfy a range of tastes and budgets. The city is home to several large hotels, ranging from the luxurious, with on-site spas and swimming pools, to more modest economy options. A handful of small, charming boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts offer more intimate lodging. Fully equipped apartments and budget hostels round out the selection. Because accommodation in Yaroslavl is not particularly plentiful, it's always wise to make reservations ahead of time.
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