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Kolomenskoye Open-Air Museum and Nature Preserve
The Kolomenskoye Museum is a unique historical and world-famous attraction. Visitors come here for a leisurely walk to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding landscape and magnificent imperial buildings. The services of guides are available and highly recommended to learn about the rich history of the area. The guided tours are extremely interesting for both children and adults. Since the village is connected to Kolomenskoye, local guides tell of many ancient legends that have passed down from generation to generation.
The Kolomenskoye museum has many permanent and interesting exhibits. It also keeps the special royal atmosphere of the place alive by regularly carrying out re-enactments of important dates in the attractions colourful past. There are many monuments and temples with significant historical value that did not stand the test of time. From architectural remains and modern scientific technology, scientists can piece together many of the priceless gems and events in Russian history.
The Kolomenskoye museum has a very rich collection of ceramics, including the famous icon of 'Luke the Evangelist'. The village is also home to a unique attraction and protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Church of the Ascension, built in approximately 1528. This Orthodox Church has a rich history, is an especially significant monument, not only for Russia but for the whole world.
Kolomna is also home to the excellent restored palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich. In 1702, Peter I's favourite house was moved from the island of St. Mark to today's location. It was in this house that the king's idea of a national navy was born. The village of Kolomna also has many unique geological features: centuries old trees, massive rocks and boulders, scenic ravines and parks. The lawns here are under special protection, like all other natural attractions. Caring for them is an entire team of staff responsible for the safety of the area.
The Kolomenskoye museum's exhibits regularly participate in national shows across Russia as well as abroad - in France, Brazil, Japan, Italy and Spain amongst others.
Visitors are allowed into the museum grounds from 8.00hrs to 22.00hrs, from April through to October. From November to March, the museum building is open from 10.00hrs to 18.00hrs every day. Tickets may be purchased from the museum itself.
There are certain strict regulations for visitors including: it is strictly forbidden to walk on the lawns, swim in the ponds, catch any animals that live here, travel on any transport, including cycling or roller blading, littering, bringing alcoholic beverages, as well as taking videos or pictures without permission .