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Yaroslavl Oblast , Rybinsk

Rybinsk State Historical, Architectural ,and Art Museum Preserve

Рыбинский государственный историко-архитектурный и художественный музей-заповедник
Фотобанк Лори

Founded is 1910, Rybinsk State Historical, Architectural and Art Museum Preserve is one of the most significant museums of the Upper Volga region. The museum's main building stands on the bank of the Volga River. It was built in 1912 to the design of Kremlin architect A. Ivanov. Originally it served as a grain exchange. Crowned with intricately shaped roofs with delicate ridges, faced with glaze and porcelain tiles, the building resembles a fairytale palace. However, it was built in the early 20th century using state-of-the-art technologies of that time. The interior of the building retained most of its original features such as forged stair handrails and ceiling stucco work.

The museum's exhibition occupies a part of the Khlebny or Muchnoy Gostiny Dvor («bread» or «flour» exchange). The first tier of the square-shaped two-storey rows of stalls, built at the end of the 18th century, was originally an open arcade. Now it is only marked by a drawing on the wall. The Old Exchange building, currently under renovation, also belongs to the museum. It was erected in 1806-1811 by provincial architect G. Petrov. Now it is an architectural monument of federal importance. Its well-balanced facade with its six-columned Tuscan portico is an excellent example of chaste classicism. This is the first exchange in Russia built outside Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.

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Phone number: (4855) 52-2526, (4855) 22-2190
Address: Yaroslavl Oblast, Rybisnk, Volzhskaya Embankment 2

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