This year would have been Vasily Polenov’s 170th birthday. At the age of 50, he founded this estate in the Tula region, 80 miles from Moscow. This is where he felt happy.
In addition to the Polenovo Museum, there is also a church, a “craftsmen’s village” where artists can stay, and many other places. The museum is located on a park reserve which is ideal for walks and enjoying nature.
Address: Strakhovo, Zaoksky district, Tulskaya oblast
Hours of operation: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
The museum’s park is open:
May-September: 8:00 am–10:00 pm
October-April: 9:00 am–6:00 pm
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