Top museums in Samara

The Alabin Museum in Samara

The Alabin Museum in Samara ©abrigenn/Flick

The Museum of Art in Samara is the most visited museum in the region and the largest museums in the country. It was founded in 1897, being located on the Kuibyshev street, in the Palace of Culture. The building was made in neoclassical style at the initiative of a Russian merchant, Konstantin Golovkin, who also donated some works of art to the museum.

The Alabin History Museum is one of the oldest cultural institutions in the Volga region. The museum dates back from 1886 and was founded in the honor of Tsar Alexander II, to the request of mayor Petr Alabin, then later the museum receiving its name.

Technical Museum in the region of Samara

Technical Museum in the region of Samara ©W.Grabar/Flick

The Museum of Art in Samara

Inside of the Museum of Art in Samara we can admire numerous art collections, devoted paintings, sculptures, pottery, icons, graphics, drawings, an impressive numismatic collection, silver and copper pieces, and many old oriental art books.

Tourists can discover in the Museum of Art passionate art works by famous artists such asIiya Repin, Vasily Polenov, Mikhail Nesterov, Vasily Surikov, Vladimir and Konstantin Makovsky and others. Inside the building there are several exhibitions, as follows: the Iiya Repin House Museum, the Ancient Russian Art Hall, the House of the Atlanteans, the Soviet Art Hall, the Russian Avant-garde Hall, the Oriental Art Hall, the European Art Room, the Collection and Workshop of Vladimir Purygin and the room where is the collection of the young artist Alexander Vasilyev. The museum houses more than 8,000 works of art.

The Samara Art Museum is opened from Wednesday to Monday between 10:00-18:00 and the price of a ticket is 100 rubles per person.

Samara

Samara ©Ivan Malafeyev/Flick

The Alabin History Museum in Samara

The Alabin History Museum in Samara can be found on the Leninskaya street, no 142. The building houses several rooms, the main one being used in the past by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. The Alabin Museum covers an area of ​​approximately 3000 square meters, containing a room that can accommodate nearly 300 people, a reading room, a library, an art studio, a photo studio, an information center for tourists, a café and a shop.

History lovers will find here more than 200,000 exhibits, archaeological, ethnographic and one of the largest numismatic collections in the country, some rare books from the eighteenth century, documents and old photographs of firearms in Russia and other western countries and many other regional collections.

The Alabin History Museum is opened daily from 10:00-17:00, the price of a ticket is 80 rubles.

 

The Alabin Museum in Samara

The Alabin Museum in Samara ©abrigenn/Flick

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