Municipal historical museum in Babushkino
Municipal historical museum in Babushkino was opened on the basis of the memorial museum of Ivan Batyushkov in the house where he lived at his uncle’s during 1880 and 1883. Ivan Batyushkov was considered a cult personality and a great revolutionary. At the beginning only two halls of the museum were used: in one of them an exhibition devoted to Ivan Batyushkov was placed, in the second one – the atmosphere of the village life during his childhood was created. During the times of perestroika the museum underwent some changes: the exposition devoted to Batyushkov was removed and the museum from the memorial turned into the museum of history and local lore.
Now a photo exhibition «Russian log house» with the photos of Ivan Batyushkov’s relatives and the former owner of the house is demonstrated in the museum. Another exhibition is devoted to one more famous countryman – Pavel Belyaev who in 1965 together with Alexey Leonov went to space aboard spaceship «Voskhod-2».
In one of the halls on the ground floor an upgraded exposition on history of the settlement is located. The main attributes of a salt-worker are demonstrated here, one can taste salt of local origin.
In the museum the pictures of the local painter Evgeny Shabunin are represented. There is a big collection of spin wheels, towels and carpets. Bright homespun carpets made in different corners of the municipality decorate the walls on the ground floor of the museum.
Address: Babushkina str. 46, settlement named after Batyushkov, 161330 Vologda Oblast.
Telephone: +7 (81745) 2-15-06.