Country life

I.I. Kochkin House is the oldest house in the museum (the 1870s). Inside it, you can see quite artless solid furniture, a chimneyless stove (the ancient tradition), wooden tableware and crockery, and ancient icons; this all presents the life of an average Russian countryman in the late 19th century.  
The summer room of this house shows the “Life of a Young Peasant’s Family in the Early 20th Century” exposition.  You can see here how the urban culture had influenced the village life: furniture items replicating the city fashion, factory goods like a Singer sewing machine, Kuznetsov porcelain, etc. 
An exposition of “Major Peasants’ Occupations” is shown in the hayloft.
To manage a house is not the same as to shake a beard: you’ve got to have a stock of everything…
A peasant’s house is like a big bowl: it includes the residence and the household yard.  A good peasant has everything at hand: honey and honey press, hay and hayfork with rakes, and skid runner bracing… Visitors to the Kochkin House are introduced to house holding techniques in the severe northern conditions.

Excursion duration: 40 minutes – 1 hour.

Number of group: to 30 people.

Cost per person:

Preschool children - 30 rub.

Children - 50 rub.

students, pensioners, disable persons - 75 rub.

Adults - 150 rub.

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