Russian museums .Tula State Museum of Weapons The Tula State Museum of Weapons is one of the oldest museums in Russia. The museum has a valuable collection of firearms and bladed weapons of both domestic and foreign production. Its uniqueness lies in the ability to trace the stages of development of weapons in the context of the history of society, to find out how design ideas were formed and developed, and also to focus on man as the creator of weapons. The museum fund includes collections of combat muzzle-loading, automatic, sporting, hunting weapons, artillery, numismatics and covers the history of the development of arms production in Russia since the 16th century.
The new permanent exhibition of the museum “The history of small arms and cold weapons from the XIV century to the present” is housed in a building unique in its architecture in the form of a heroic helmet of an ancient Russian warrior. The building is located in a historical place where the Kuznetskaya Sloboda was previously located. The exposition widely uses the latest multimedia complexes (video walls, interactive game and educational complexes “Narrator”, “Life outside the window”, “Encyclopedia of weapons”, holographic showcases, electronic labels). In the peripheral part of the halls there are installations that, in combination with projection screens, provide the effect of presence, for example, in the workshop of a 19th century arms factory or in the trench of the First World War. The exposition presents interactive zones in which children in a playful way learn about the history of the creation of weapons, can hold models of various types of small arms in their hands, get acquainted with the technical features of the structure of firearms using specially developed programs in a computer class, take pictures in an “electronic” suit of warriors different historical eras in the multimedia complex “Imagine yourself”, and then send the resulting photo by e-mail. Today the Museum of Weapons is a major museum center not only in the Tula region, but also in Russia. Interactive programs, master classes by famous Tula masters, cycles of event events dedicated to heroic dates in the history of the Fatherland, international conferences, historical holidays, evenings, concerts, special programs for children, history lessons, family New Year’s performances, book holidays have become an integral part of the cultural and scientific life of the Tula region. Of particular interest are the theatrical performances of the military-historical theater of the Museum “Indestructible”, which became a laureate of the competition for youth event tourism in the Central Federal District “Event-2014” in the nomination “Historical reconstruction”. To organize family leisure, the museum has a school of Tula craftsmen, where classes are held in various areas of traditional Tula crafts and arts and crafts: “Artistic processing of metal and wood”, “Artistic ceramics”, “Fine art”, “Pottery art”. The museum has a school of dueling and theatrical fencing, a modern airsoft shooting range and a cafe. The museum on the territory of the Tula Kremlin operates in an exhibition mode. Tula region, Tula, st. Oktyabrskaya, 2 museum-arms.ru firstname.lastname@example.org +7 (487) 231-10-04