Museum of Soviet Life, Kazan

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#2 of 542 in Museums in Volga District
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Try on clothes from decades past, play games, and explore other relics of life in the USSR at Museum of Soviet Life. Located inside a 1917 villa, this small and intimate museum houses artifacts of everyday Soviet life, including old cameras, typewriters, crockery, and propaganda posters. You can touch nearly all the exhibits and many of the items are for sale, so bring some money to purchase memorabilia. Note that the museum is opened by appointment only, so be sure to visit the website and schedule a visit ahead of time. Using our international travel planner, Kazan attractions like Museum of Soviet Life can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very cool museum, definitely a must do in Kazan. The owner Rustem was very helpful explaining everything to me and showing me his collection, which is amazing. Go visit this museum, you won’t regret.....  more »
  • I've visited many such museums throughout eastern Europe and was really hesitating if to visit this one at all. What a mistake it'd be if I didn't !!! This is not a boring, serious and facts only...  more »
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  • Very cool museum, definitely a must do in Kazan. The owner Rustem was very helpful explaining everything to me and showing me his collection, which is amazing. Go visit this museum, you won’t regret it :)
  • My friend from Finland and I had a lot of fun in the museum. It is not big but if you are into USSR stuff - come here, a lot of things you can touch, try on or even play old board games. Of course would be nice to have someone to explain to you the meaning of this or that thing. It’s all about the details. The second museum of «happy childhood” was a bit less interesting to us.

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