In the Museum of Toys
you can find the collection of more than 30,000 toys and learn which of them were popular among kids of Russia and other countries.
Speaking about toys, do you know that the world-famous Matryoshka doll (nested doll) has been initially invented by the master from Sergiev Posad? The city's State History and Art Museum-Preserve
has a great exhibition dedicated to the history of the Russian most beloved toy. Apart from that, the museum hosts an exposition on the Russian applied and decorative art, the history of the Russian Revolution and Great Patriotic War (World War II).
Last but not least, stop by the Abramtsevo Estate-Museum
, located 20 km away from Sergiev Posad. In the 19th century the estate belonged to the Russian writer Sergei Aksakov and frequently hosted other well-known artists and writers. For many years the estate served as a place of inspiration and exchange of ideas for aspiring artist. And it's not surprising, considering the beauty of the area's nature. Who knows – maybe walking around the museum and the beauty of the surrounding you be inspired yourself :)!
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to the city!