The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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Planting of Trees at Yasnaya Polyana


On April 21, 2017 the most recent (the 10th) stage of the Let’s Preserve Yasnaya Polyana for Future Generations program took place at Yasnaya Polyana. Deputies of the Tula Regional Duma planted in the Fir Trees Behind Chepyzh wood 140 fir tree saplings grown from seed of trees at the estate and 60 fir tree saplings from the Venev Nursery. In the Rhombus Fir Trees wood, 70 young oaks were planted; they were grown in the museum’s plant nursery from acorns of the oak tree that has been growing at Yasnaya Polyana since 1704. Photos >>>

Part of Tula Marathon Will Take Place at Yasnaya Polyana


In 2017, a series of races under the general name Tula Marathon will take place in Tula. The first stage of the marathon will be the Yasnaya Polyana Trail race, which will be held on April 30 at the Yasnaya Polyana estate.

A ten-kilometer route with a start-and-finish area and two meal stations has been prepared for the participants in the race. The Yasnaya Polyana Trail will have two distances, of 10 and 30 kilometers. The results will be recorded by means of an electroniс timing system. Every finisher will receive a commemorative medal and a sweet treat – a symbol of our city with a unique design.  

Changes in Our Schedule

Dear Visiotrs!

Please note the following changes in our Schedule in late April and early May of 2017.

On April 29 and 30 the museum works as usual, from 9:00 to 17:00; the last guided tour starts at 15:30. Beginning on April 29, we switch to the summer schedule: visitors can enter the estate grounds until 20:00 by tickets purchased from the ticket vending machine near the entrance.  

On May 1 the museum buildings will be closed; guided tours of the estate will be offered from 9:30 to 15:50. Visitors will also be able to walk on the estate grounds having purchased tickets from the ticket vending machine.

On May 4 and 12 our working day is one hour shorter, from 9:00 to 16:00; the last guided tour starts at 14:30.

On May 6, 7, and 8 the museum is open from 9:00 to 18:00; the last guided tour begins at 16:30. This will be our Schedule on weekends and holidays till the end of the high season.

On May 9 the museum building will be closed. Visitors will also be able to walk on the estate grounds having purchased tickets from the ticket vending machine.

Please note that on weekends and holidays, when we have more visitors than on weekdays, we may stop selling tickets for guided tours earlier than usual. Admission to the museum buildings during the high season is possible only with a guided tour, which is why we recommend that our visitors arrive during the first half of the day.

Program of the Tolstoy Weekend Festival Announced


On June 9-11, 2017, interpretations of Leo Tolstoy‘s works will be shown on four open-air stages at the Yasnaya Polyana Estate, in what has become a tradition. In addition to them, the festival program includes, for the first time, productions based on other authors’ works that are in harmony with Tolstoy‘s oeuvre. The festival is supported by Governor of Tula Region Aleksei Dyumin. 

Our New Thematic Guided Tour


The Yasnaya Polyana Museum offers a new thematic guided tour of the estate‘s parks and the Tolstoy House, Leo Tolstoy‘s Spiritual Quest: Notes Towards a Religious Portrait of an Era

During this tour visitors can learn more about religious and philosophical views of Leo Tolstoy and his contemporaries and about the reasons for and essence of the conflict between the world-famous author and the Russian Orthodox Church. 

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