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Unusual Museums in Regions of Russia. Part 2
July 31, 2018 20:51

We have already told you about several unusual museums in Russia. Here is a new collection of museums with the most amazing exhibits.
"The Universe of Water" Museum in Saint Petersburg
Modern high-tech museum "The Universe of Water" consists of three parts. Inside the water tower there 
is the exposition "The Water World of St. Petersburg". Here you can see rare exhibits: water pipes made of wood, sanitary ware and drawings of the century before last. In the extension to the left of the watertower, there is a multimedia exhibition. It is devoted to the present day work of the Municipal Enterprise of Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment and is named "Underground World of Petersburg". In an ancient underground reservoir, you can learn everything about water - as a chemical substance and a ruthless element, as a natural musical instrument and the main need of the human body.
Where: 56, Shpalernaya Street, next to Chernyshevskaya metro station, Saint Petersburg

The Museum of Bread
The first ever Museum of Bread in Russia was founded in 1988. The collection of the St. Petersburg Museum of Bread has more than 14,000 exhibits, demonstrating the life of our ancestors through the history of man’s ingenious invention, the bread. The exposition tells about the creation of bread, the development of bakery in St. Petersburg since the time of its foundation to the present day. The visitors see various samples of baking from ancient times to the present day, as well as tools, utensils, baking moulds, a collection of samovars, shop signs, paintings, applied arts, documents and a collection of cooking books.
Where: 73, Ligovsky Prospect, Saint Petersburg

The Museum of Air
The Museum of Air in Tver displays what our ancestors breathed. Local enthusiasts have gathered a whole collection of pharmacy bottles and bottles with air bubbles preserved from the olden times.
Of course, you can hardly check the authenticity of the exhibits, so what you can is use your imagination and breathe in the particles of air of the last century and immerse in Russian history.

Where: Vasilevo Village of the Tver Region

Museum of the History of Russian Vodka

The whole history of this notorious national drink is collected in the Library of Russian Vodka. The library contains more than 800 product varieties of 80 distilleries of Russia and the world. You will hardly be able to taste all the exhibits, but visitors over the age of 18 will not leave the Vodka Museum in a sober condition. In one of the halls there is a tasting hut where you can try several varieties of alcoholic beverages, including "bread wine". In the next hall you will learn the history of bootlegging and see ancient bottles and labels from around the world.
Where: 9, Olga Bergolts Street, Uglich

Museum of Cosmonautics and Rocket Equipment in Saint Petersburg
The memorial museum is located in Ioannovsky ravelin of the Peter and Paul Fortress, where the first Soviet rockets and rocket engines were developed. The visitors can see technological models of rocket equipment, unique documents, inventors' certificates, reconstituted cabinets of developers, and the workshops corner. The real landing module of the spaceship Soyuz - 16, environment and space suits, and food products for spacemen.
Where: 3, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg

Museum of Clocks and Watches
Russia’s only Museum of Clocks and Watches is located in the city of Angarsk, the Irkutsk Region. The unique museum is based on a private collection that was gathered for more than 50 years. Some of its exhibits date back to the 18th century.
Read about Irkutsk
Every watch from the huge collection is unique in its own way. Here there is a real space watch, which was presented to the museum by cosmonaut Georgy Grechko. There are Master Bronnikov wooden clocks, with a single metal part and everything else made of palm, bamboo, and boxwood. Here you can see a skeleton clock and a basket clock, a miniature locomotive-shaped clock, as well as office clocks, wall and carriage clocks.

Where: 31, Karl Marx Street, Angarsk town of the Irkutsk Region.

Author: Vera Ivanova

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