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Museums and Music in Kazan


HMuseum of 1000 Years of Kazan.
Opened in August 2005 as one of many events to coincide with Kazan’s big anniversary, the painstaking effort that has been made in putting this museum together is plainly obvious. As the name would suggest it follows Kazan’s 1000 year history using artefacts, paintings, poems, clothes, maps, reconstructions of old dwellings and any other conceivable means to put the story together.
Address: Ploshchad Sultana Galiyeva, #1 (Inside the Kazan National Cultural Center).

Tel: 8432-383-361.
Open Tue-Sun: 10:00 - 17:00 p.m.
Entrance: 30 R, photography pass: 10 R.

HMuseum of History of Kazan State University History Museum
Museum of history of Kazan University was opened on the 30th November 1979. The museum has the history of one the oldest universities of Russia founded by Alexander I in 1804. Its exposition numbers more than 1500 exhibits-unique relics of the past and present. Documents and photographs, manuscripts and books, personal collections of scientists and students of the University are of special historical and scientific value.
Address: Kremlevskaya Ul., #18 (inside the main university building on the second floor).
Tel: 8432-318-189.
Open: Mon-Fri: 10:00 - 17:00 p.m.
Entrance is free.

HMuseum of Wax Figures.
It’s a very small museum, housing maybe only 25 figures arranged in a circle. Among the notables are Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, Katherine II, Pope John Paul II, Castro, Lenin, Yeltsin, Gorbachev, Putin, Gandhi, Princess Diana and the triumvirate of Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill. Nor will you have the same range of Russian figures to choose from.
Address: Baumana Ul., #70 (entrance from the courtyard just behind McDonalds).
Tel: 8432-519-272.
Open: 10:00 - 20:00 p.m. daily.
Entrance: 60 R adults, 40 R students, 30 R children.

HNational Musem of the Republic of Tatarstan.
You will be able to find some very interesting objects those that you will be able to admire for its aesthetic value. The exterior of the beautiful building that houses the museum (built in 1770) is as impressive as the exhibits inside.
Address: Kremlevskaya Ul., #2 (opposite the entrance to the Kremlin).
Tel: 8432-927-162.
Open: Tue-Sun: 10:00 - 17:00 p.m.
Entrance: students: 20 R, adults 30 R, foreigners 100 R, photography pass 30 R.

HTatarstan State Museum of Fine Arts
The masterpieces of classical Russian paintings from the collection of State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan arouse great interests everywhere they are exhibited. The exhibitions and just single pieces of art from our museum were often and very successfully on display abroad - in Holland, Italy, Germany, USA, Japan and other countries. The collection of graphic arts in Kazan museum numbers approximately 12000 sheets of West-European, Russian and Tatar old and modern art.
Address: Russia, Tatarstan, Kazan, K.Marx street, 64.
Tel: 8432-366-921

HThe Musa Jalil Apartment Museum.
A small museum devoted to the famous Tatar poet Musa Jalil. This is the apartment where he lived for one year from 1940-41 before leaving for the war. The apartment consists of four rooms which he shared with another family. The kitchen and bathroom were communal.
Address: Ul. Gorkogo, #17 (entrance from Ul. Gogolya).
Tel: 8432-305-048.
Open: Mon-Sat 10:00 - 17:00 p.m.
Entry: 15 R adults, 12 R students.


HShalyapin Chamber Hall
It is situated in the centre of Kazan. It has an unusual interior and good acoustics, which provide special atmosphere for chamber performance. But it is more than just a concert hall it is also a small museum of a great singer Fyodor Shalyapin, whose biography is closely connected with Kazan. Different excursions, concerts, mono- performances, meetings with famous artists and musicians, photo exhibitions are organized in the Hall. Modern audio, video and special museum equipment gives one an opportunity to listen to music and watch films about Shalyapin.
Address: Shalyapin Chamber Hall, Kazan, Baumann Str, 78
Tel: 8432-365-563  

HKazan State Chamber Orchestra “La Primavera”
One of the best musical groups in Russia, it is a part of Kazan philharmonic. “La Primavera” phenomenon implies combination of sophisticated musicality, high level of professional, energy of young gifted musicians. The orchestra repertoire includes about 600 compositions: big pieces by Western European, Russian and Tatar composers, orchestra miniatures. The most part of the repertoire compositions is recorded on 10 CDs and is often used by the Russian radio stations “Majak” and “Orphey”.
Address: Vishnevsky str., 8/35 - 89, Kazan, 420043. 

Tel: 8432-369-958


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