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Mouse Museum in Myshkin

Myshkin is a small town with a population of only about 5,700 people located on the left, high bank of the Volga River (Rybinsk Reservoir), in the Myshkin district of the Yaroslavl region.

Since the mid-1990s, Myshkin has become a major tourist center. In the town, a complex of museums (Myshkin People’s Museum) is formed, which includes a museum of mouse – the symbol of the town. Photos by: zhzhitel.

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The museum, founded in 1990, is located near the riverfront in a small wooden house.

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There are a lot of exhibits, most of them are quite small.

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Most of the exhibits are given by visitors from all over the world.

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According to legend, the prince laid down to rest on the bank of the Volga River, but woke up because a mouse crawled over his face. The prince was angry, but then he saw that the mouse had saved him from the creeping snake. Thus, the mouse saved the prince’s life, for which he called the town Myshkin.

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Suddenly, a cat – beautiful embroidery made with silk threads.

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