Yaroslavl Art Museum

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Yaroslavl Art Museum
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Yaroslavl Art Museum (YaAM) is the biggest art museum in Russian provinces. It is the only museum specializing in arts in the Yaroslavl Region. The YaAM is the winner of the first competition Window on Russia. The YaAM’s collection contains over 75,000 works of painting, drawing, decorative arts, applied arts, sculpture and numismatics.
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Takarasina
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I was in Yaroslavl' dozens of times but this first visit to its Art museum was a pleasant surprise. Nestling on the Volga river embankment among old lime trees this small XIX century mansion boasts excellent collection of Russian artists of the time. Ivan Aivazovsky, Vladimir Makovsky, Karl Bryullov, Ilya Repin, Viktor Vasnetsov, Vasily Perov, Arkhip Kuindzhi - these names may not say much to a foreigner but every Russian knows them. Anyhow, in case you're not that fond of the stuff take a look at icons collection. All in all, every visitor will find something to admire in this cozy and perfectly maintained building.
There's also a charming garden behind where you may stroll for an additional fee.
Very nice. Recommended.
Written July 29, 2020
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Nick V
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Friends
If you are looking for an art gallery, then the Yaroslavl Art Museum is the right place to start a tour. Being the former residence house of the Yaroslavl Governors during the Russian Empire time, this large estate-like building offers an insight into life of the XIXth-XXth century with various old furniture, tapestries, carpets and paintings. Aside from the main exposition you can also find temporary ones, quite often devoted to the famous artists of Russia and foreign countries from different time periods. If you visit the museum in Summer, don't forget to have a stroll in the gardens behind the main building – some peculiar sculptures can be found in this area. If you are still interested to continue exploring art, you can visit the second building outside the garden, where many foreign paintings are exhibited throughout the year (just about two years ago several works by the Bruegel artist line were shown there). The main building also boasts a large collection of really good souvenirs, both related to the art and Yaroslavl itself.
Written August 24, 2016
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AmandaOldRog
Bartlesville, OK402 contributions
Couples
From the moment you arrive, you step back in time. The young women docents are dressed in lovely period dresses. The furnishings and art in the museum are beautiful. As an added attraction, you are treated to a musical performance, first by a trio of piano, cello and violin and later a minuet danced by two young couples in period costumes. You are seated in chairs around the ballroom and the dancers (one man and one woman) come to the tourists and pick one to dance with them It is a fun way to end the tour.
Written September 4, 2018
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Sandra and Alan S
Edinburgh, UK6,471 contributions
Couples
Based in the old Governor's House, this is more than an Art Gallery. While there are indeed many paintings, you are guided through the building by guides dressed as the Governors Daughter in period costume.
They take you through the history of the House, showcasing the furniture and paintings as you go from room to room and include a musical performance with dancing (and the chance to participate too if you are keen).
there is no chance to wander through on your own, but perhaps you get a better understanding of the history of the building, from a charming guide with impeccable English.
Written April 24, 2017
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SvetlanaMosowRussia
Mosow Russia83 contributions
This building is the former home of the Yaroslavl General-Governor and is maintained with great care. It offers a very interesting collections of paintings (mostly by Russian artists), many of which are real masterpieces. It also has a very beautiful garden with the exhibition of the garden sculptures and overlooks the breathtaking Volga river embankment. If you are lucky, you may also watch a short chamber music concert in the ball-room. An extremely nice place worth visiting!
Written July 11, 2015
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KatherineSoloviev
Moscow, Russia134 contributions
Couples
Small enough not to be overwhelming with a collection large enough to inspire.
It is a beautiful selection of works in a stunning building.
Written March 25, 2019
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Nola F
Perth, Australia294 contributions
Couples
The costumed guides could have been "touristy" but I found that they helped to tell the story of the Governor's House. The building is beautifully preserved and the furnishings and art work are a must see.
The gardens look amazing and I recommend allowing time to see them.
Written August 2, 2017
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Jean B
Montgomery, TX146 contributions
Friends
The restored mansion gives you a glimpse into the life of an earlier era. The furnishings were impressive. Attendants were dressed in period costumes giving it a cheesy feeling.
Written October 29, 2016
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Frank J
Winter Haven, FL258 contributions
Friends
Beautiful restored Governor's mansion. A tour here is more than an art museum. There is the beautiful architecture, as well as great insight into the lives of the Governors during the time of Cazar's. There are hostesses dressed in period costumes. There is also a lovely garden area to stroll, when weather is appropriate.
If you only visit one museum in Yaroslavl, I would recommend this one.
Written October 1, 2016
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BCbikeGuy
Keremeos, Canada566 contributions
Friends
This beautifully restored building holds an impressive art collection. We were fortunate to have a lovely young woman tell us about the history of the people in the paintings and the significance of the other pieces of art and sculpture. The decor of the interior is a reflection of the life and times of a different age. A lovely experience.
Written September 5, 2016
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Yaroslavl Art Museum is open:
  • Tue - Thu 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM