“Music and Time” Museum (Музей “Музыка и Время”)

“Music and Time” Museum is one of the relatively new but very interesting sights of Yaroslavl.

It is housed in a former wing of merchant`s mansion that was built in neoclassical style at the end of the 19th century on the bank of the Volga river.

Music and Time

The Museum is private and was founded by a famous collector, John Grigoryevich Mostoslavskiy, who had been working at Yaroslavl Philharmonic for many years where he was performing on stage as a sleight-of-hand artist and arranging hypnosis sessions.

The Museum was founded in 1993. The collections of ancient icons, jingle bells (there are more than 1,000 (!) items), clocks, porcelain miniatures and irons that have been collected by Mostoslavskiy for decades are exhibited in the Museum. Big music boxes, phonographs, gramophones among which one can find unique ones are of special interest.

A properly functioning street organ playing “Suliko” song and unique French china statuette “Esmeralda” is the main exhibit items of the Museum. The sound library of “Music and Time” Museum includes about 15,000 vinyl records released at different times. Groups of tourists attending the Museum are offered to listen to famous tunes played with jingle bells from the Museum collection.



There is an organ concert hall inside the merchant`s mansion also restored by Mostoslavskiy near the wing as well as the museum of porcelain and a museum where samovars and cast-iron molding items are exhibited. All three museums form a united complex.

Open hours and price

Daily from 10 to 19

Ticket price 600 rubles

How to get to the “Music and Time” Museum

33a, Volzhskaya Naberezhnaya Ulitsa, Yaroslavl

In the Russian language – Ярославль, ул. Волжская набережная, 33а


“Music and Time” Museum website in the Russian language

We recommend visiting nearby

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Categories: history, museum, music, Yaroslavl

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