The Irons Museum in Pereslavl
The Irons Museum in Pereslavl is one of the many private museums. It is situated in a former house of a merchant of two floors. An exhibition itself is located on the second floor, and on the first floor there is a souvenir shop with interesting gifts. The shop sells all sorts of products and gifts concerning irons, and at the same time organizes a small exhibition of paintings of the local artists of Pereslavl. Each month, the Irons Museum attracts thousands of tourists. This is mainly due to the Moscow citizens who make a trip through the Golden Ring. Pereslavl is also popular among the tourists from the regions of Vladimir and Yaroslavl. The local parents come here to show their children, how people lived before the electricity century, how it all was, and as the household was kept.
History of the museumde Hierro en Pereslavl
The first page of the museum’s history was written at the end of the last century, when in December of 1999 Pereslavsky entrepreneur Andrey Nikolaevich Vorobov bought an old building. On the upper floor there was a communal apartment, and after the fire it looked unsightly. After that, a long restoration was started. The doors of the Irons Museum have opened in June, 2002. The first two years visits into the museum were for free, and a donation box was located in the entrance. Subsequently, the museum has evaluated tariffs for visits and organized touristic routes.
However, the “basic income” of the museum is not from tickets but from the sale of the storage items. The cost of the iron depends on its condition and its rarity, generally a range is from 100 to 10 thousand roubles. The greater part of the income from tickets gathers is a high touristic season, between May to September.
Collection of the museumde Hierro en Pereslavl
For the moment, the museum collection contains more than 200 irons. The exact number is difficult to estimate since the collection is constantly updated with new exhibits. Enthusiasts of the irons are found everywhere, in the most unexpected places. Many of the exhibits in the exhibition come from the shelves of municipal landfills. As the cost varies considerably as the weight available in the collection of irons (from 10 grams up to 10 kilograms).
The Museum of the Iron twice took part in the “flea market”, in 2005 and 2006. The enthusiasts have got a large collection of household items of rural and urban families, which date back mainly to the 19th century. Most of the exhibits came from the homes of the common people, from inns (restaurants), and from the shops of retail sales; for example, dishes, pots, and kettles boxes, tea boxes and advertising posters, scales, and weights.