We invite you to visit

Museum of russian gusli

and chinese guqin

In accordance with the decree of the Mayor of Moscow and to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, we have decided to close to the Museum of Russian gusli and Chinese guqin for a visit until the 10th of April.

Events

School of playing gusli at the “Sokolniki” park

Weekly at the Russian gusli and Chinese guqin art museum you can join and visit unique school – the school of playing gusli. You can join to the training whenever. There are 2 types of classes: general classes, there while learning you can learn basic and the most simple techniques of playing folk music, another type of classes is individual classes, there you can improve your playing skills and enlarge own repertoire. You don’t have to be an expert on musical literacy. If you don’t have your own instrument (for sure, it’s welcomed), don’t worry, you can attend the training, you may either buy or order the instrument by master at the Museum. Schedule of general classes: Weekly, on Tuesdays, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., participation price: 500 rubles

Schedule of Individual classes: Weekly, on Fridays, please, contact to the teacher before in advance, attendance price: 1000 rubles per 45 min.

The school has been existing for 20 years. The program is based on the unique teaching methodology designed by Paramonov Dmitrii, cultural experts, musician and master of gusli manufacturing. Some of our graduates has already opened their own schools of playing gusli in different cities, like as Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, etc.

Event time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pre-Registration Required: +7 (495) 728-77-58, +7 (903) 191-12-80 or using webform.

Collection

We are excited to present the museum of akin musical instruments: the Russian gusli and the Chinese guqin.

From the very outset, the collection was designed to be unique in terms of concept and content – a museum of plucked musical instruments that would introduce the cultural roots of our countries. We would like this traditional museum to aim at contemporary visitors meeting their expectations and demands, and in this regard our goal is to do everything we can to translate the understanding of the great value carried by the Russian and the Chinese cultural heritage, to local and international guests.

Education

The associated school offers gusli workshops. You can practice traditional playing methods based on the North-Western (Novgorod and Pskov regions), Ural and Siberian traditions, spiritual verses and tales, backing of dancers and singers, gusli chimes, and improvisation in various styles and genres, or visit the carpenter shop and make a musical instrument with your own hands.

The museum’s collection includes the following sections:

a collection of traditional Russian gusli (wing and lyre shaped, bell harps, and more), and Chinese guqins brought from their country of birth;

a carpenter shop offering gusli making workshops;

a workshop and musical training venue.

Library

The museum also hosts an extensive library specializing in the history of gusli, methodological training materials, and sheet music. Website visitors can also benefit from online resources, such as the e-archive and a collection of videos. Carefully selected materials will help you know more about this fascinating instrument.

Museum owners

Alexey Shaburov

Director of the Association of Private Museums of Russia, Co-owner of the Museum of Russian Gusli and Chinese Guqin

Dmitry Paramonov

Musician and culture researcher, head of the Gusli Art Workshop, gusli crafter, founder of the gusli playing school

Xie Jiandong

Guqin (ancient Chinese harp) crafter, founder of the Chinese Guqin association, custodian of guqin making traditions and skills, global intangible cultural heritage

Contacts

The Museum is located in Sokolniki Park, exhibit hall 2.

In accordance with the decree of the Mayor of Moscow and to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, we have decided to close to the Museum of Russian gusli and Chinese guqin for a visit until the 10th of April.

We apologize for the close of exhibition and hope for your understanding.

Contact details:

Phone: +7 915 045-27-48, +7 916 345-09-78

E-mail: info@guslimuseum.ru

Opening hours: 12.00 to 19.00 (except monday).

Ticket price

A ticket to the Museum of Russian Gusli and Chinese Guqin - 200 rubles.

Combined ticket (Museum of Russian Gusli and Chinese Guqin + World Calligraphy Museum) - 370 rubles.

The cost of a sightseeing tour for children (group up to 15 people) is 4500 rubles.

For each additional person over 15 people - 300 rubles.

People accompanying the group:

1 person is free of charge,

For the second and each subsequent adult - 350 rubles.

The cost of a sightseeing tour for adults (group up to 15 people or individual visitors) is 5000 rubles.

For each additional person over 15 people - 350 rubles.

Master class (minimum cost for a master class order, regardless of the number of participants) - 8000 rubles.

People accompanying the group:

1 person is free of charge,

For the second and each subsequent adult - 250 rubles.

Tickets are purchased at the box office of the World Calligraphy Museum at the address: 5th Luchevoy Prosek 7, building 6, Pavilion 7.

Directions:

Walking

Located in Sokolniki Park, the Museum of Russian gusli and Chinese guqin will take you 15 minutes to walk from Sokolniki metro station, enjoying fascinating views of the park as you go.

Driving

Visitors, exhibitors, and organizers of exhibitions or any other events can access the Exhibition Centre via the 3rd Luchevoy Prosek. The access is regulated by the order of Sokolniki Park and the same of the Exhibition Centre.