Unique museum
of samovars

The Museum of Samovars in the Speshilov’s Collection Complex is a unique cultural and historical heritage site not only in Irkutsk oblast. Such a museum and such a collection do not exist throughout the space from Ural to the Far East.

Nowadays, the Museum owns a large collection of more than 1000 names, including about 300 rare and unique exhibits of samovars manufactures by various factories and workshops of Russia dating back to the early 18th century.

Working hours:

Wed-Sun — 12:00 to 22:00
Mon-Tue — Weekend

Cost:

Adult — 150 rub.
Child / pension / student — 100 rub.

History of
the collection

The idea of creating this museum arose five years ago when Alexander Speshilov’s collection had acquired a very impressive size and, above all, unique exhibits.

The idea of creating this museum arose five years ago when Alexander Speshilov’s collection had acquired a very impressive size and, above all, unique exhibits.

Nowadays, the Museum owns a large collection of more than 1000 names, including about 300 rare and unique exhibits of samovars manufactures by various factories and workshops of Russia dating back to the early 18th century. The Museum Complex is planning to constantly change the expositions. Together with the main collection of samovars, the most valuable collections of arms, Easter eggs, etc. will be displayed soon.

The oldest samovar

The oldest samovar

Factory of the Lisitsin brothers

Central to the collection now is the oldest of all the well-preserved Tula samovars in Russia. It is 16 years older than the exhibit displayed in the Tula Museum of Samovars under the label of “The first samovar of the Tula steam-driven factory owned by the brothers Ivan and Nazar Lisitsin, 1810”! Its lid bears the brandmark of the master: “1794 Ivan Lisitsin AT”.

The Lisitsin samovars were recognized by experts as a national asset of Russia, particularly as only four samovars from this legendary factory have been considered well-preserved to date. The more unique and more valuable is this exhibit in Speshilov’s Collection.

The Museum Complex is planning to constantly change the expositions. Together with the main collection of samovars, the most valuable collections of arms, Easter eggs, etc. will be displayed soon.

One further section of the collection that has already occupied its place in the Museum, is the ancient weigh scale.

In the Museum

Individual excursions are arranged

Experienced guides will tell a story of samovars, explain why they have different shapes. You will learn about the features and traditions of Russian tea-party.

Tea drinking ceremonies are organized

We will organize the Russian tea-party with cheers for you and tell you about its traditions. The feeling of warmth will be a complement to the tea from ancient samovars.

The souvenir shop is open

You can buy some souvenirs with a symbol of the museum, porcelain figurines and cups.

Lift with electrical gear for groups of disabled persons is in operation

There is a special lift for people with limited mobility.

Visit the museum