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Tula Museum of Samovars

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Address: 8, Mendeleevskaya, Tula 300041, Russia
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3 thing the most known about Tula are pryanik (gingerbread), weapons and samovar. Small but fully represents history of samovar making and Russian teadrinking culture. The best... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A samovar is a heated metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water in and around Russia as well as in other countries: Central Europe, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe, Iran, Kashmir and the Middle-East.

Thank Hadi A
Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The way the museum is run is very chaotic. It seems that the place should be a highlight of everyone coming to Tula. But... The long lines to the ticket office can scare anyone who dared to open the entrance door. One lady is in charge of ticket and souvenirs. Please prepare exact change, otherwise you would have to wait... More 

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

3 thing the most known about Tula are pryanik (gingerbread), weapons and samovar. Small but fully represents history of samovar making and Russian teadrinking culture. The best location (next door to Kremlin entrance).

2 Thank Maxim-Maxims
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This place is a must visit when you are in Tula, because it's all about the trademark and the symbol of the city - the Samovar. It may seem like a simple water boiling device, but if you get yourself a guided tour you will see there is much more to the Samovar, then just making tea. There are also... More 

Thank Boris U
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 20 April 2015

a small samovar museum, with wide range of different samovars (teapot kinds). We expected to see more, and there were so many people around (we visited it in weekend). that we've hardly seen something. Don't forget to go up at the second floor as the museum is 2 floors. You have to pay to make pictures and also you can... More 

Thank IrinaHarbah
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Reviewed 7 March 2015

It's very much an oddity museum, exhibits can be comfortably viewed in 30 mins. If you miss it, not to worry. Having said that, it was very charming and is right next to the kremlin. Gift shop is also quite ok.

Thank Grahamek
Orleans, France
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Very small (and very cheap) museum. Just go there if you have particular interest in Tula and its traditions, or if you have time. Quite fun to see all those specially backed cakes sorted by occasions. Be sure you buy the small souvenir at the end.

Thank AroundTheGlobe000
Battle Creek, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

the Museum of Samovars in Tula is like a well kept secret. Friends in this city escorted me there unexpectedly and I was delighted at the exhibits and developments of the famous Russian appliance. Since attending I purchased a large Samovar and can recognize its roots as manufactured in Tula.

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Reviewed 14 June 2012

A samovar is traditionally a device used to heat water for tea, and the word can loosely be translated as "self boiler". To boil the water inside a samovar, the pipe is filled with solid fuel such as pine cones, charcoals and wood chips which are set on fire. A small tea pot is used to brew a tea concentrate.... More 

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