The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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"Art Made in Silence“ Exhibition


On August 26, 2016 at 17:30, the Art Made in Silence exhibition will open at the Yasnaya Polyana Cultural Center (Yasnaya Polyana Village, 142A). The authors of the more than twenty works on display are deaf artists from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Italy, and France.

After the opening ceremony, the exhibition will be open for visitors on August 27 from 9:00 to 19:00, and on August 28 from 9:00 to 17:00. Admission is free.

Tolstoy Weekend Theater Festival at Yasnaya Polyana

Tolstoy_WeekendOn September 9-11, 2016 
the Tolstoy Weekend Theater Festival dedicated to Leo Tolstoy will take place at the Yasnaya Polyana Estate-Museum. Leading theaters of Russia, among them the Chekhov Moscow Art Theater and Mayakovsky Theater, will participate in the festival.The setting for the plays will be Tolstoy’s ancestral estate, Yasnaya Polyana. The festival is supported by the Governor of Tula Region, Aleksei Dyumin. More details >>>
New Guided Tour of the Greenhouse


The Yasnaya Polyana museum introduces a new thematic guided tour of the Yasnaya Polyana Greenhouse, The First One Hundred Plants. During this tour, you will

  • learn about the predecessor of the Greenhouse – Prince Volkonsky’s conservatory;
  • hear the history of conservatories and learn about their role in the landscape design of the estate and its farming activities;
  • see a typical specimen of the Russian garden of the 19th-early 20th centuries;
  • learn which medicinal plants and vegetables, gourds and potted plants, fruit trees, bushes, and flowers were grown by the Tolstoys, and how they were used.
New Guided Walks at the Yasnaya Polyana Estate

The Yasnaya Polyana museum invites everyone to enjoy the beauty of the estate’s nature and offers a number of new guided walks in the central part of the estate: The Orchards, or The Art of Creating Beautiful Landscapes; The Purest Joy – the Joy of Nature; Russian Country Estate Traditions; and a walk through more remote parts of the estate, Steps to Nature.

These guided walks are offered in Russian only; or you can bring your own translator.

Yasnaya Polyana Offers Interactive Workshops


After the winter break, we invite everybody to participate in our workshops again!

The workshops will be held at the Yasnaya Polyana estate grounds in the smithy (the building next to the stable, opposite the Volkonsky House). They will take place on weekends from 9:30 to 16:30.

The cost of attending a workshop is 100 rubles, tickets are sold on the spot.

This week:

August 27 – painting on ceramic items and floristry;

August 28 – painting on ceramic items and making traditional twisted dolls

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