Yaroslavl State Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve (Ярославский музей-заповедник)

Yaroslavl State Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve is the largest museum in Yaroslavl city. The Museum was founded in 1865, at the beginning it was the natural science and antiquities exposition. Holdings of the Museum contain about 300 thousand depository items.

Belfry, Church and Cathedral in Yaroslavl

The Museum is located on the territory of the Transfiguration Monastery founded at XIII century. The Transfiguration Cathedral is the oldest building in Yaroslavl. Six churches, the bell-tower of 32 meters high complete the architectural ensemble.

The collection of the Museum provides extensive coverage of the historical, cultural and natural aspects of the Yaroslavl region. The section “The Yaroslavl Region History” presents the times of the foundation the city by Yaroslav the Wise in 1010, the Golden Horde occupation, the Time of Troubles in Russia (1598-1613) and other chapters of history.

The exposition “The Tale of Igor’s Campaign” presents the ancient birchbark manuscripts, old Russian clothes, weapons, and household goods, the rare manuscripts of XIII century and books of XIII-XVI centuries, numismatic collection.

The interactive exposition “YarmaNka” deeps into the atmosphere of the fair of XIX century. The goods, posters, clothes, toys – every exhibit returns in times gone by.

The temporary expositions add details to fill up the vision of the Yaroslavl region.

Open hours and price

October – April

Territory 9-18 (ticket office till 17.30)

Museums 10-17.45 (ticket office till 17.00)

May – September

Territory 8-20 (ticket office till 19.30)

Museums 10-17.45 (ticket office till 17)

Day off – Monday, the first Wednesday of each month

The exhibition “The Nature of the Yaroslavl region” – Thursday

The exhibition “Treasures of Yaroslavl” – Tuesday

Transfiguration Cathedral

May – September 10-18

Day off – Wednesday, rainy days

Ticket price 500-700 rubles

How to get to the Yaroslavl State Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve

Yaroslavl, Bogoyavlenskaya Ploshchad, 25

In the Russian language – Ярославль, Богоявленская площадь, 25


Yaroslavl State Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve website in the Russian, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish languages

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