All-Russia Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art

Muzei dekorativno-prikladnogo iskusstva

This is the only museum in Russia that managed to gather items of Russian decorative and applied arts ranging from the 16th century till our days in one collection. The display features collections of samovars and artistic casting, furniture, a collection of Russian wooden toys, famous Russian artistic varnishes, early 19th – 20th centuries' jewelry, porcelain and glass by Imperial and several private factories, rare books, fabrics, a collection of 1920s-1950s Soviet art and the best works by modern masters of decorative and applied arts. The most precious collections of the museum are the artworks belonging to the Russian Art Nouveau, including works by Mikhail Vrubel and Sergey Konenkov.

Muscovites call this old mansion, which houses the museum starting from 1981, by a nickname of House of Osterman, as a dedication to its former owners. Under Count Ivan Osterman who inherited the mansion in the late 18th century, the main mansion house received its present day look.

Address: Delegatskaya St., 3 (Delegatskaya ulitsa, 3)
Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 10 am – 6 pm, Thu 10 am – 9 pm, Sat 12 pm – 8 pm, closed on Tue.
How to reach: Novoslobodskaya, Tsvetnoy Bulvar metro stations; Sukharevskaya metro station, then by trolleybus 47 to the Teat Kukl Obraztsova stop; from Mayakovskaya metro station trolleybus 10 B to the Karetny Ryad stop.
Coordinates: 55.77486, 37.61094