History of Russian Scarfs and Shawls Museum

History of Russian Scarfs and Shawls Museum, Pavlovsky Posad: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, History of Russian Scarfs and Shawls Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

History of Russian Scarfs and Shawls Museum

History of Russian Scarfs and Shawls Museum
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afifahShahAlam
By afifahShahAlam
Only for those serious in the history
Apr 2013
I have read so much about the Russian shawls and was very curious to learn the history of these world famous souvenirs of Moscow. Situated only 75 Km from Moscow but it took us more than 2 hrs to reach the factory, which is situated in a typical old Russian building . The manufacturing areas are closed to public and you can only visit the Museum. They have a Russian speaking guide to conduct the tour. She was very good and the commentary of the whole process of shawl making was done in great detail. She is also a librarian at the factory. The tour ends after 45 minutes and then we had to travel for another 10 minutes by bus to the gallery where you can make your purchases. Oooh wow! Even if you don't wear shawls regularly you tend to buy more than 2 pieces at least. They are really gorgeous . They are either made of 100 % wool or silk . They have about 60 new designs each year but the popular old designs are still in productions. You can pick a catalogue while you are in the queue but i prefer to look at the 100s of choices hanged on the walls. The disadvantage is that you tend to buy more than what you actually need. I ended up buying more than 9 pieces, hi hi hi , with no regrets. The minus point here is that they have only 3 staffs to handle such a big gallery. You can't open and see any samples unless it is your turn . No smiles, they don't speak English and you really have to be patient at the queue. Try avoid going during weekends as the place is crowded with local tourists from Moscow or nearby areas. The same person will handle you right from choosing the designs, packing, and she is also the cashier. If you have no patience , then just get them at any souvenir shops in the city or the best place outside Pavlovsky Posad would be at the Ismailovo Market in Moscow. Never buy Russian Shawls from the shops in Arbat Street. You may end up paying double or even triple .

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Moscow, Russia11,625 contributions
Pavlov Posad Shawls
Jan 2017 • Solo
Everyone knows how a Pavlov Posad shawl looks like, you have seen them at fashion shows and even Olympic games opening events.
I have one, too, since the old times – actually, they cost less now, by the Big Mac Index.
To be honest, the site as such does not strike me as a hot tourist destination, though I have located a few 19 – 20 century attractions, several old churches, a lot of greenery and an overall serene air of a small Russian town.
The shawl factory is by far the main attraction. They have their own museum and a retail store, for a Russian both look an everyday story, but for you foreign folks shopping there will be a genuine adventure.
To visit Pavlovo Posad
- train, from Kursk station
- car, GPS latitude — N 55.47.4, longtitude — Å 38.40.35
To see the museum ring (49643) 2-96-18
To call the shop (49643) 2-96-91
Open 9 – 18 Monday – Friday, 9 – 17 Saturday – Sunday
They have a sensible English language site and even a funny tester for your monitor
There is an internet store, too – write to platki@platki.ru
P.S.
Don’t use them as tablecloth, unless you deliberately mean an insult
Written December 29, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

afifahShahAlam
Shah Alam39 contributions
Only for those serious in the history
Apr 2013 • Friends
I have read so much about the Russian shawls and was very curious to learn the history of these world famous souvenirs of Moscow. Situated only 75 Km from Moscow but it took us more than 2 hrs to reach the factory, which is situated in a typical old Russian building . The manufacturing areas are closed to public and you can only visit the Museum. They have a Russian speaking guide to conduct the tour. She was very good and the commentary of the whole process of shawl making was done in great detail. She is also a librarian at the factory.

The tour ends after 45 minutes and then we had to travel for another 10 minutes by bus to the gallery where you can make your purchases. Oooh wow! Even if you don't wear shawls regularly you tend to buy more than 2 pieces at least. They are really gorgeous . They are either made of 100 % wool or silk . They have about 60 new designs each year but the popular old designs are still in productions. You can pick a catalogue while you are in the queue but i prefer to look at the 100s of choices hanged on the walls. The disadvantage is that you tend to buy more than what you actually need. I ended up buying more than 9 pieces, hi hi hi , with no regrets.

The minus point here is that they have only 3 staffs to handle such a big gallery. You can't open and see any samples unless it is your turn . No smiles, they don't speak English and you really have to be patient at the queue.

Try avoid going during weekends as the place is crowded with local tourists from Moscow or nearby areas. The same person will handle you right from choosing the designs, packing, and she is also the cashier. If you have no patience , then just get them at any souvenir shops in the city or the best place outside Pavlovsky Posad would be at the Ismailovo Market in Moscow. Never buy Russian Shawls from the shops in Arbat Street. You may end up paying double or even triple .
Written June 30, 2013
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