The Tula Samovar Museum was opened in 1990 to celebrate Tula's association with the samovar - the famous Russian water boiler for tea. The museum is housed in an early 20th century building close to the kremlin and consists of three halls. The first has exhibitions on samovar production in Tula in the 18th-19th centuries whereas the second hall is dedicated to the 19th-20th centuries, including gifts given by Emperor Nicholas II to his children and Soviet-themed samovars. The third hall displays the work of the SHTAMP Machine-Building Factory which is now the only factory which still makes samovars in Tula. The museum is part of the Tula Regional Historical, Architectural and Literary Museum.
|Location||8A Ulitsa Mendeleevskaya|
|Open||10:00 - 17:00. Closed on Mondays, Tuesday and the last Wednesday of the month.|