9 May 2024. Opening of the exhibition “There was a war, there was a victory…”

  On 9 May 2024, at 14:00 in the exhibition area of the Museum of Bulgarian Civilization will open the exhibition “There was a war, there was a victory…”

  On 9 May in Russia every year is celebrated a national holiday – Victory Day, to commemorate the victorious conclusion of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. The exhibition is devoted to the 79th anniversary of the Victory over fascism in the Great Patriotic War.

  The exhibition will feature soldier’s letters, award lists, soldier’s bowler, flask, soldier’s uniforms, photographs, photo material and information about the participants of the Great Patriotic War – our compatriots, natives of Spassky district.

 


 

We invite you to an excursion!

The Bolgar Museum-Reserve invites to excursions to the museum objects and the territory of the ancient settlement.

The program includes a visit to the Museum of Bulgarian Civilization where visitors will get acquainted with the rich history and culture of Volga Bulgaria from the time of the emergence of the state in X century to its decline in the early XV century. The museum contains authentic archaeological material obtained during the research of the settlement. The Museum of the Koran presents an exposition telling about the history of Islam and the most significant religious events in the region.

Visiting the historical complex, you can get acquainted with the preserved monuments of Muslim medieval architecture of XIII-XIV centuries: Cathedral Mosque, Northern Mausoleum, Eastern Mausoleum and Khan’s Palace.

The excursion is held at 12:00 for groups from 5 people.

Groups are formed at the Museum of Bulgarian Civilization.

 

Duration – 2.5 hours

Cost:

full – 650 rubles;

students, pensioners – 450 rubles;

schoolchildren – 350 rubles.

 

Phones: +7 (84347) 316-32, +7 (939) 741-72-91

 


 

29 March 2024. Opening of the exhibition “Mosaic of the Bulgar summer”.

On 29 March 2024, at 14:00 at the exhibition area of the Museum of Bulgarian Civilization will took place the opening of the exhibition “Mosaic of the Bulgar summer” dedicated to the work of P.E. Samoilov. Samoilov Pavel Efimovich was born on 4 January 1947 in Chistopol. He worked as an artist and decorator in the art workshop of the city. He led active creative activity in painting, graphics and sculpture, participated in Republican, All-Union and All-Russian exhibitions. Pavel Efimovich worked on performances, decorated the facade of the house. Now he continues his creative way: he writes paintings and poems, pleasing the inhabitants of the republic with new exhibitions.

      The exhibition will show the artist’s works under the general title “Mosaic of the Bulgar summer”. On 18 works are presented different female images made in the technique of gouache.

The exhibition will continue until 27 June 2024.

 


 

14 March 2024.  Exhibition “The history of rushnik”.

  On 14 March 2024, at 14:00 at the exhibition area of the Museum of Bulgarian Civilization will took place the opening of the exhibition “The history of rushnik”. What does the word “rushnik” mean? Earlier peasants did not have scissors, and they could not cut the narrow homespun cloth for rushniks into pieces, they tore it off with their hands – i.e. “ruined”, destroyed its integrity. This is from the Old Slavonic word “rush” (ruin, break, tear) went the meaning of “rushnik”.

  In the culture of many peoples, rushnik takes an important place, combining sign, decorative and utilitarian functions. Since ancient times, a cross-embroidered towel made of homespun canvas was used to decorate the walls of the house on holidays, to decorate the red corner, as well as to perform rituals. Rushniks were embroidered by girls for all occasions.

  The exhibition will present rushniks of different nations (Russian, Tatar and Chuvash). The items are presented from the funds of the museum-reserve.

  The exhibition will continue until 25 April 2024.

 


 

July 4, 2023. Opening of the exhibition “City life of XIX century”.

 

On July 4, 2023 at 14:00 at the exhibition platform of the Museum of Bulgarian Civilization the exhibition “City life of XIX century” will open. It tells about the life, manners and traditions of citizens who lived in the late XIX – early XX centuries. The audience will see the interior of a living room, which presents antique furniture, dishes and other household items – things that are part of family life and home comfort. Perfectly preserved things breathe gallant antiquity.

   Interiors of the mid-XIX century are colorful. Decorative fabrics with large ornaments were used. Bright paintings densely filled the walls, and preference was given to landscapes. The photo in the frame became a peculiar novelty. The kerosene lamp gained recognition. In fashion appeared soft furniture where the wooden frame disappeared under the upholstery. It was upholstered in cretonne, chintz with a motley pattern. The exhibition items are from the collection of Bolgar Museum-Reserve. The exhibition will continue until June 26, 2024.

 


 

 

Are you 14 to 22 years old? Then you can use a new program and visit our museum to have excursions, master classes and interactive events paying by Pushkin’s card for them.

To do that you should:

register on the portal Gosuslugi RF;

confirm your account;

install the mobile application “Gosuslugi.Culture”;

get the Pushkin’s card – a virtual or plastic card of the payment system “Mir” with 3000 rubles;

find our museum on the portal Culture.RF https://www.culture.ru/ or buy a ticket through a widget on our official site from the operator Kassir.ru

 

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Every first Tuesday of the month there is free entrance for all categories of visitors.

 


 

There is free entrance to all museums for schoolchildren.

 


 

Dear visitors!

On the matter of a working regime of the complex “White mosque” and conducting rites, please contact:

on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

on weekends from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

8-939-396-07-96, 8905-376-85-87   Taziev Ali Hazrat.

 


 

We invite you to take a walk on Museums Street!

There you will see:

The museum of the nobility of Spassky uyezd. The museum is located in a stone house of the end of XIX century. In the exposition of the museum, there are items, which belonged to the representatives of famous noble families of Spassky uyezd: Likhachyov, Molostvov and Musin-Pushkin. In the museum, you can see different household items of noble families, historical photographs and furniture of XIX century. You can take a look at arrangement of noblemen’s estates and outbuildings and see crews and sleighs of XVIII-XX centuries. Among interesting exhibits of the museum, there is a family crest featuring a horse, which belonged to Molostvov’s family – owner of one of the largest stud farms in the region; and a piano imported from Paris.

Working hours: from 9.00 to 18.00, Tuesday to Sunday. Monday is a day off. Lunch from 12.00 to 13.00.

Location: Republic of Tatarstan, Spassky district, town of Bolgar, Nazarovyh St., 5.

Tickets: for adults – 60 rubles, for schoolchildren, students and pensioners – 30 rubles.

 

The museum of Bolgar tea party. This museum reveals the origins and characteristics of tea culture of peoples of the Volga region in the interactive space of a farmhouse. The exposition shows the history of tea culture and its connection with the history of the region since the Middle Ages. The collection of the museum includes historical objects received from the funds of the museum-reserve and local people. Among items of the exposition, there is a collection of samovars consisting of 84 pieces. There is a 200-year-old Bolgar samovar made of cast iron and copper. You can see a tiny samovar of silver color making only one cup.

The museum also provides additional activities included in the cost of entrance ticket. For example, you will be able to take part in a traditional tea ceremony in summer garden house near the museum. A guide will make traditional Russian tea: boil water in samovar, put various herbs in the tea – melissa, St. John’s Wort and chamomile and bring tea in traditional dishes.

On the territory of the museum, there is a small mill, a summer house, a garden with flowers and trees where children can play.

Working hours: from 9.00 to 18.00, Tuesday to Sunday. Monday is a day off. Lunch from 12.00 to 13.00.

Location: Republic of Tatarstan, Spassky district, town of Bolgar, Nazarovyh St., 45.

Tickets: for adults – 60 rubles, for schoolchildren, students and pensioners – 30 rubles.

The museum of Abdulla Alish. The museum exposition is about famous Tatar children’s author Abdulla Alish who was born in village Kayuki of Spassky district. Exhibits tell about writer’s life and creativity. His anti-fascist activity during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 is a separate issue.

The exposition of the museum includes several sections: the first is about childhood and adolescence of Abdulla Alish, his relationship with parents whose hobbies were a source of inspiration for the future writer. The second section shows examples of his numerous publications and describes a flourishing of his literary activity. The third part of the exposition is culminating because it tells about the last years of writer’s life and his political struggle in the concentration camp. Watching concludes with a jump into eternity: the family history of Abdulla Alish reflected in pictures of his family and loved ones is presented to visitors. This section also characterizes author’s personality and his emotional bond with the place where he was born and raised.

Besides the main part of the museum, there is a wooden outbuilding on its territory, which serves as educational playground because interactive lessons for children are held there. Under the guidance of a museum educator kids become familiar with the works of Tatar writer and, inspired by his creativity, interpret his legacy in the form of handicrafts and drawings.

Working hours: from 9.00 to 19.00, Tuesday to Sunday. Monday is a day off. Lunch from 12.00 to 13.00.

Location: Republic of Tatarstan, Spassky district, town of Bolgar, Nazarovyh St., 35.

Tickets: for adults – 60 rubles, for schoolchildren, students and pensioners – 30 rubles.

 

The museum “The town on the river”. The museum is devoted to the history of Spassky uyezd and its connection with the Volga River. Archaeological finds presented in the museum – fishing gear and ship’s supplies – demonstrate the development of trade in this region in XVIII-XIX centuries. Another target of the museum exposition is to show a direct relationship between the livelihoods of the town and its location on the river.

One of collections of the exhibition offers to look at items used for fishing and served as everyday objects on a ship. For example, you can see a boat made of one piece of wood, a fish-grinding machine, ship’s scale, fishing gear and many other items.

Another exhibition area contains a collection of fishing hooks of different size, various things used on boats and ships and colored pottery found during excavation in Bolgar. There is also a collection of photos showing seafarers’ daily life, the map of Bolgar in French and pages from the papers published in Bolgar in XVIII-XIX centuries.

The museum is located on the territory of a house, which was left by its former owners. Now it is a part of the museum complex. The complex includes three wooden houses, and two of them are used as exhibition space. There is a summer house and a garden on the territory of the complex.

Working hours: from 9.00 to 18.00, Tuesday to Sunday. Monday is a day off. Lunch from 12.00 to 13.00.

Location: Republic of Tatarstan, Spassky district, town of Bolgar, Nazarovyh St., 18.

Tickets: for adults – 100 rubles, for schoolchildren, students and pensioners – 50 rubles.

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