The Museum of Ivanovo Calico
Ivanovo, Baturina Street, 11/42
The only calico museum in the world, one of the greatest textile museums.
The museum tells about the history of textile production since ancient times. It is about how production technologies have changed over the years from laborious manual work to the huge metal machines that had come to replace it. And about how calico themselves have changed with the development of technology from uneven monochromatic ornaments to Ivanovo branded multi-colored paintings.
The museum contains the rarest samples of calico from different times from ancient fabrics to agitation textiles of the first half of the twentieth century. In the 1920-1930s, the clothes of the Soviet people were decorated with airships, tractors, sickles, hammers, factory pipes and socialist slogans. Some of the drawings were made so skillfully that they received awards at international exhibitions, and now they attract designers and art lovers from all over the world to Ivanovo.
The museum holds unique workshops on printing ornaments on fabric.
The first underground passway in Ivanovo, where according to a legend the ghost of the local merchant Neburchilova wanders, connects the building with the Museum of Industry and Art.ContactsWebsite+7 493 241 64 26
Tuesday – Sunday 11 – 17.30 (ticket office opened until 17)
Last Friday of each month Closed