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Museum Estate of Simbirsk Urban Life in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Among the museums dedicated to the historic quarter of town known as old Simbirsk, this is easily the most interesting. It consists of a main museum building with period furnishings and pictures of old Simbirsk, and…
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Goncharov Museum

Writer Ivan Goncharov grew up in this three-storey house, which today is one of Ulyanovsk's most important museums. It tells the story of the house itself (dating from the late 18th century, with lots of 19th-centur…
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Museum of Ulyanovsk Architecture

Spread over two houses, this museum contains a wooden model of the 17th-century kremlin at ul Tolstogo 24a, the house that focuses on the 17th to 20th centuries. The branch at ul Tolstogo 43 is a brick building oppo…
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Lenin Memorial Centre

This massive memorial centre dedicated to Ulyanovsk’s most famous son is crammed with busts, photos and portraits of Lenin, from his time as a young revolutionary to his evolution as the figurehead of a Soviet cult.…
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Lenin Family House

According to the plaque on the house, Lenin spent nine years here as a boy and teenager (1878–87). There's little to see inside except some simple furnishings, kids' beds and family photos, but the house itself is a…
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Museum of Fire Fighting in Simbirsk-Ulyanovsk

This small museum traces the history of firefighting in Simbirsk and modern Ulyanovsk. The town's most serious fire was in 1864, ushering in the era of brick-and-concrete construction. Highlights are a firefighting …
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Ulyanovsk Regional Art Museum

Impressive collection of Russian art from the 18th to the 20th centuries, as well as works by lesser Western European masters, icon paintings, portraits, porcelain and historic furnishings.