Tula attractions

Top Choice Museum in Tula

Arms Museum

Tula has been a weapons manufacturing centre for centuries, a legacy celebrated at this fantastically kitted-out new building that houses an impressive collection of metal weaponry and armoury dating back to medieva…
Top Choice Historic Building in Tula

Tula Kremlin

This restored stone fortress, first constructed out of wood in the early 16th century, is home to the stunning 18th-century Assumption Cathedral. The kremlin’s grounds are entered through the green-domed Odoyevskikh…
Top Choice Museum in Tula

Tula Regional Arts Museum

This exceptional gallery charts a course from gilded icons and late-15th-century European paintings through to fascinating pieces of socialist realism from the 20th century, including animated porcelain figurines of…
Historic Site in Tula

Tula Necropolis

Set over 50 hectares, photography buffs will love this huge, gorgeously creepy graveyard, with hundreds of telegenic tombstones slowly being devoured by forest. There's a small museum attached, but the most fun come…
Park in Tula

Central Park

A large, pleasant park perfect for strolling and watching locals cycling and rollerblading around. If you enter the park from pr Lenina, you'll see the huge Tolstoy statue. There are a few cafes dotted around the pa…
Monument in Tula

Tolstoy Statue

Local wags have it that the writer – celebrated here in a huge statue of him walking – was on his way to the vodka factory that was once housed in the nearby brick building. It's at the pr Lenina end of Central Park…
Cathedral in Tula

Assumption Cathedral

The five burnished gold onion domes of this 18th-century cathedral rise over the ramparts of Tula's kremlin.
Museum in Tula

Antiquities Exhibition Centre

In this interactive museum split between two buildings, kids will get a kick out of the Stone Age and Bronze Age finds from the Tula area, including arrowheads and fish hooks. English tours (R1000 per group) tell th…
Museum in Tula

Tula Samovar Museum

‘To take one’s own samovar to Tula’ is a Russian idiom coined by Anton Chekhov, denoting a pointless activity. Local production of this essential part of the Russian tea-making tradition was started in the late 18th…
Museum in Tula

Arms Museum - Tula Kremlin

The kremlin branch of the Arms Museum hosts temporary exhibitions displaying military weaponry from around the globe and spanning different wars throughout time. Check the website for current exhibitions.