Myshkin Travel Guide

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    view on Myshkin from Volga river
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Myshkin Things to Do

  • Mammoth tooth

    There are several mammoth teeth etc. on display in the folk museum. Among them is a black one. This is the one that visitors are allowed to touch. It became black from people’s sweaty hands.

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  • Old church figures

    There was a time when Russian orthodox churches had figures on display and not only ikons. Unfortunately, I don’t know when this was abandoned and I have never seen any anywhere before. So you have a good chance to see them in this ethnographic museum.

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  • Volga river

    The river seems huge and you can see some natural landscape on its banks. It flows slowly. A lot of tourists that stop in Myshkin come by river cruise.

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  • Lenin monument

    Lenin is part of the Russian history. All over Russia you can find monuments dedicated to him. It’s near the Mouse museum, you cannot miss it.

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  • War memorial

    This memorial looked brand new and so did the building in the background. The memorial is about the glory of the victory of WW2.

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  • Felt museum

    I liked this better than the mouse museum actually. They have all sort of things made of felt there but I didn’t quite understand whether it all came from Yaroslavl or where exactly these art things were made.

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  • Mouse museum

    This is the world’s only mouse museum. It opened after the fall of the Soviet Union. It is located in the house of the former Litvinov merchants. Don’t worry there are no live mice there! The museum is run by volunteers. There is also a photo fee there. The museum is not very big but good fun for kids.

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  • Folk (ethnographic) museum

    This museum is rather unique and shows various aspects of the Myshkin life in old times. Unfortuantely, on 4th January 2007 there was a fire in the display of the farm section. The museum consists of several wooden buildings and some sights are outdoor. The main building has all sorts of bits and pieces and it’s best to go an have a look, even if...

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  • Tomson house

    This dates back to early 20th century namely 1902. The wooden wall are not plastered or weatherboarded. It’s a two-storey building.

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  • Upper Boulevard

    On the upper boulevard (Verkhny bulvar) you find old wooden houses which are very pretty. The boulevard itself looks more like a village path as it is a dirt road and nothing is left from its pre-Soviet glory. There is a row of shady trees though.

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  • Nikolai cathedral

    Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to check out this church which dates back to the 18th century. It is situated very close to the Mouse museum.

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  • View from Assumption Cathedral

    It’s worth climbing the bell tower of the cathedral. The height of it is just 15 meters. As you go up you place the small fee in the box by the staircase. Don’t omit it as the cathedral is in dire need of restoration. From the tower you have nice views on the town and the Volga river.

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Myshkin Transportation

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    From Myshkin you can take a big ferry across the Volga river. It runs about every hour on the hour from 6 pm till 9 pm hours from the Myshkin side in the warm season. In winter the river is frozen. The thing is that on the other side of the river there is not necessarily connecting transport. You can take your vehicule on the ferry if you drive. The timetable and fares can be found on the Myshkin website in Russian only. But on the ferry there is an official pricelist hanging out.

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Myshkin Shopping

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    by yumyum Written Feb 14, 2007

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    I bought these felt slippers (photo no. 1) in the felt museum. But the factory that makes them is actually in Yaroslavl. On the street there are also a few souvenir stalls. I didn’t really know what I should buy and later regretted not having bought a felt mouse. But I bought myself a kitchen utensil (photo no. 2)

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Myshkin Local Customs

  • Shop no. 6

    It is typical in Russia that shops are numbered. I think this may have started in Soviet times. Furthermore also schools, hospitals, pharmacies etc. were numbered.

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  • Window frames

    On the outside of the folk museum you can see some beautifully carved window frames. All over Russia you can still see some on the wooden houses but not always such fine one as here.

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