Museum of funeral culture in Novosibirsk.

Museum of funeral culture in Novosibirsk.

Museum of funeral culture in Novosibirsk

Adults: Hall №1 – 400 rubles, Hall №2 – 450 rubles, Hall №3 – 400 rubles. Single ticket – 1100 rubles. Children till 14 years old, students, pensioners and others privileged categories: Hall №1 – 250 rubles, Hall №2 – 300 rubles, Hall №3 – 250 rubles. Single ticket – 700 rubles. Excursion 250 rubles/person or 1500 rubles per group.

п. Voskhod, 4/16 Voentorgovskaya St., 4/15, territory of Novosibirsk crematorium Memorial Park look on the map

Bus № 203 from the stop “PKIO “Birch grove” to the stop “Novosibirsk crematorium”.
By shuttle bus № 399 from the stops “Kalinin Square” (subway station “Zayeltsovskaya”) or “Dzerzhinskiy Sad” to the stop “Novosibirsk crematorium”.

It may be hard to believe, but going to Novosibirsk, you can visit the real Museum of Death. It is also called the Museum of World Funeral Culture. Since 2012 it is open to the public. For Russia it is a unique project, but worldwide there are more than 40 of them. The museum exhibition is entirely devoted to the traditions associated with death, funeral rites and remembrance of the deceased, which are very different in different cultures.

Academician S. B. Yakushin suggested the idea of a museum where the topic of death can become much less taboo and scary for people. As a part of culture and history, death changes a person’s attitude to life, museum founders believe. The slogan of the museum reads: “From death to life…”.

The exhibition of the museum consists of several thousand exhibits united by themes. In the collection you can see the mourning fashion of different times, funeral decorations, hearse, obituaries, letters of condolence, historical documents, urns, monuments and tombstones, posthumous photographs, engravings, sculptures, paintings and even skulls. In the museum you can learn about the history of embalming and storage of bodies, how cremation came to be and developed, unusual funerals and celebrity funerals. For example, there are replicas of Inessa Armand’s coffin, Napoleon’s sarcophagus, and a plague coffin. You will learn about the traditions of funerals during Soviet times. A separate theme of the museum is those who died in the wars (mostly World War I and II). In the exposition you can also find jewelry made from the hair of the dead. This technique is called posizh. In the museum you will be told the history of the origin of this unusual tradition.

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Museum of funeral culture in Novosibirsk

You can see the history of this unusual tradition, mainly the funeral culture of Russia of the last two centuries, which has its own aesthetic and certain humanism.

The museum consists of three halls:

  • Hall No. 1, “History of Funerary Culture and Mourning of the 19th Century.”
  • Hall № 2 “Funeral rites in the world culture”.
  • Hall № 3 “History of funeral transport”.

Collections of the museum

Employees of the museum are constantly studying the culture of the funeral from different countries and times, thus expanding the exposition and adding new exhibits. At the moment there are more than 25 expositions.

Collection of ancient engravings on the themes of death, burial and mourning

The museum has a one-of-a-kind collection of original and printed engravings. These are about 10 thousand works by Russian and European artists of the 16th-19th centuries, which illuminate the theme of the passing away of life, death itself and the traditions associated with it from a variety of angles.

Collection of hearse and funeral vehicles

The history of the development of funeral vehicles is represented in the museum by both real examples and their scale models. This is a very extensive collection, in which one can see hear hearse sledges, special horse carriages and decorations for them (vases, sculptures, shaped windows), hearse cars from the earliest to the most modern ones.

Museum of funeral culture in Novosibirsk

Collection of postcards on the theme of death and burial

A unique thematic collection that the museum staff managed to collect is several thousand postcards and postcards related to the theme of death. These are mostly postcards more than a century old dating from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Exhibit “The History of Mourning and Half-Mourning.”

One of the museum’s exhibits is devoted to the history of mourning and half-mourning as reflected in costumes. The collection tells the story of how mourning costume changed in different periods of history and fashion.

Funeral Home Exhibit.

One of the installations shows a funeral home employee from the early 20th century at work. On the tour you can learn how the traditions and basics of work in this difficult profession originated.

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Other dioramas depict scenes of everyday life of funeral organizations: the ceremony of farewell to the deceased, paperwork, photographs.

A full description of the museum’s collections can be found in the Exhibits section of the official website.

Museum of funeral culture in Novosibirsk


The museum offers guided tours with professional guides.

Individual tours are available only on weekends and holidays. Tours begin at 12 noon and 4 p.m. You can join any of these groups.

The price for an individual tour is 250 rubles.

Group tours are available on any weekday except Monday. To order a group tour please call 363-03-29 or leave your request via the feedback form on the website at least two days before your visit.

The price for a group tour is 1500 roubles per group (regardless the number of the participants).

The tour lasts from 1.5 to 2 hours.

You are allowed to take photos for free in the museum!

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Prices 2022 at the Museum of World Funeral Culture in Novosibirsk

You can buy tickets for the Museum of Death directly at the museum ticket office or online on the official museum website. To buy an online ticket you will need a bank card.

  • hall №1 – 400 rubles
  • hall #2 – 450 rubles.
  • Hall 3 – 400 rubles.

Single entrance ticket to both concert halls – 1100 rubles.

  • hall №1 – 250 rubles;
  • Hall #2 – 300 rubles.
  • Hall ¹ 3 – 250 rubles.

A single entrance discount ticket to both halls – 700 rubles.

Benefits apply to students, schoolchildren, pensioners, military personnel, disabled people and orphans. Do not forget to bring documents proving your eligibility for benefits.

Children under 7 years accompanied by a parent – free of charge.

If you want to visit the museum with a guided tour, we recommend you buy a single admission ticket with the tour. For ordinary visitors such a ticket for two halls costs 900 rubles, for three – 1300 rubles. For privileged visitors it is 700 and 900 rubles.

How to get to the Museum of World Funeral Culture

In the village Voskhod, where the museum is located, you can get in about an hour from the center of Novosibirsk. Get off at the stop “Novosibirsk crematorium”. To get there you can take a fixed-route cab № 399, getting off at the “Kalinin Square” stop, which is located near the “Zayeltsovskaya” metro station. There is the second variant of public transport that will bring you to the Museum of Death – the bus number 203 from the stop “Berezovaya Roscha”. Or you can use any of the cab ordering apps; Uber, Yandex Taxi, Gett Taxi and Maxim Taxi operate in Novosibirsk.

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