The museum of antique samovars
Michael Borschev's private collection consists of more than 400 items. There you can find samples fr om the most famous samovar factories, primarily there are Tula samovars, but also the most amazing examples of English and American bouillottes as well as the items that are not heating devices, but serve for different purposes, such as: fountains, trays of different forms and sizes, slop-basins, brewing teapots and original devices, bouillottes for boiling eggs and the device for preparation of mulled wines.
Michael Borschev's private collection is placed in the park-hotel "Grumant", and located on three floors of the main building: each of the guests of the hotel is able to see the collection. In the nearest future there will be constructed a separate building at the territory of the hotel for the valuable private museum of samovars.
It is also possible to purchase the illustrated catalogue of the Michael Borschev’s collection "Samovars. Bouillottes. Devices for the preparation of drinks, food and serving". The catalogue presents the majority of exhibits with the detailed description and photos.The photos of the samovar museum are available at the webpage: “Exposition of samovars from the private collection of Michael Borschev”.
The museum of samovars in the park-hotel "Grumant" became virtual, so it allowed to the visitors of the website to become the visitors of the museum. It became possible because of the creation of the virtual panoramas of the museum. Now users are able not only to view the static photos of exhibits or expositions of the samovars, but literary move around the 3 floors of the museum, “walk” around the exhibition and view all the show-windows around.
Useful advice and the information
What should you pay attention when purchasing the samovar? How to define, wh ere and when the samovar was made? How to heat the thermal (coal, firewood) samovar? How to clean samovar’s fire chamber?
Answers to these and other questions — in the section "Useful advice". In the section "Helpful information" it is possible to learn, when the first samovar was made, what is the difference between the samovar and bouillotte, what is the smallest samovar in the world and the way to cook soup at the samovar.