A samovar (Russian: самовар /samovar/) is a heated metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water for tea. It is believed that the birthplace of samovar in Russia is city Tula.


The museum “Tula samovar” presents all the stages of development of samovar manufacture in Tula region, as well as the history of the samovar from the end of the XVIII century to the present days. In the exhibition you can find some facts dedicated to the representatives of famous samovar dynasties- Batashev, Shemarinym, Fomin.

In the museum you can see the samovars of different shapes, materials and manufacturing in size from the huge 70 liter ones to the tiny samovar that holds only three drops of water.
Visitors will also see the samovar “Italian vase”, award-winning exhibition in St. Petersburg in 1870, “Children samovar” which was presented by the family of Nicholas II in 1909; samovar ” Terem” is the only example of such an original shape.

The museum is located in a historic building, named after one of the Russian emperors Alexander II.


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