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Tyumen Oblast , Ялуторовск

Yalutorovsky Prison

Yalutorovsky prison was built in 2009 on a historical site to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Yalutorovsk. This building is a precise copy of the prison that used to stand here. It was constructed according to a building plan kept in the local archive.

The prison territory features watchtowers, izba (house) of early settlers, a barn with household items and tools, a smith, and a well sweep. Here you can visit a craft house with workshops of patchwork, carpet weaving, pottery, willow weaving, and wood painting. The exhibition hall displays items fr om Yalutorovsk masters. A vault with archaeological diplays includes: a house from the Bronze Age, fragments of archaeological excavations, an armory, a torture chamber, and a chancellery. In addition, visitors are invited to a shooting gallery, observation deck, and souvenir shop.

The territory of Yalutorovsky prison regularly hosts events, including the Siberian Pancake Week folk festival (wh ere people have been trying to bake a three-meter pancake for a few years), Christmas festivals, and August Savior Days. The prison offers excursions, master classes in decorative and applied art for adults and children, traditional Russian wedding ceremonies, and photo sessions. A historical reenactment club meets regularly.

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Phone number: 8 (34535) 2-05-95
Address: Tyumen Oblast, Yalutorovsk, Sretenskaya Square

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