Gostiny Dvor

The building of Gostiny Dvor was built in 1703 – 1706, by the architect, cartographer and historian of Siberia S. U. Remezov and only on 1/3 less in size than Moscow Gostiniy Dvor.

The imperial decree of 1702 ordered to construct in Tobolsk Gostiny dvor for encouragement of trade with Central Asia, India, China and Afghanistan. Caravans with foreign  goods became his guests quite often. Building this extensive stone construction, the Russian government sought not only to protect reliably merchant goods from the fires and theft, but also to give to new shopping center of Tobolsk a representative appearance.

On the top floor there were hotel rooms - 30 rooms on the ground floor - 35 retail shops, and under them - 27 pantries for storage of goods. The composite and planning scheme of the building combines Old Russian architecture with elements of  east and reminds Bukhara caravan barns. The corners of the building enclose a round tower, above the Eastern gate was the custom, and above the western one– a chapel settled down.

From the second half of the XVIII century in the building the Tatar committee, verbal court, prison, merchant hotel, a number of provincial establishments, and since 1764 and a provincial drugstore were placed. In 1788 the former Gostiny Dvor was transferred to Provincial government offices. Since 1822 the building was occupied by the Tobolsk Order on exiled, then in Gostiny dvor the prisoner company was placed.

Today a unique architectural monument returned to its historic purpose, there are retail shops on the ground floor guests can buy Souvenirs for every taste.

Contact information:

Top manager of the museum complex "Gostiny dvor": Balyunov Igor Valerievich

 ph.: +7 (3456) 26-41-57; +7 (3456) 26-41-58; +7-912-925-08-88.



The Museum of the Siberian entrepreneurship.

Since 2015 in Gostiny dvor the museum of the Siberian entrepreneurship works. Its exposition reflects three centuries of the formation and development of entrepreneurship and trade of Tobolsk and presents several themes: "Siberian trade route", "Tea trade route", "Customs", "Siberian trade", "Tobolsk as the center of Siberia of the XVII-XIX centuries".

Guests will be able to see original subjects of local production and trade, among which furs, ware of the XVII-XIX centuries, and also the Siberian coins of the XVII-XIX centuries, etc.

For the first time after restoration the gateway chapel is open for visits.

Nettle workshop "Grass-fire"

Gostiny Dvor offers everyone to get acquainted with the revived technology of creating nettle canvas. The craft which was of great importance in culture of the northern peoples of Siberia by the end of the XIX century and was unfairly forgotten with the advent of manufacturing fabrics.

The Museum-reserve keeps a unique collection of products made from nettle leaf, collected during ethnographic expeditions of the 1910-1911 years and the secrets of technology. The visitors of the Nettle workshop can enjoy watching the nettle exhibits relating to the XIX century  looms, spindles, tools for processing nettle, nettle weaving collection of Khanty (shirts, embroidery, dresses). Guests of the museum will be able not only to see original masterpieces of the forgotten craft, but also to participate in master classes in processing of a nettle and weaving.



Events. Outing ceremony of marriage registration.

We offer  additional services: events in the courtyard of the building (Outing ceremony of marriage registration), conducting interactive sessions, providing rooms and hospitality areas for negotiations, business meetings and others.

Bedchambers of “Gostiny dvor” hotel

The Tobolsk Museum-reserve invites guests to stay in hotel rooms in the heart of the historic center of the ancient capital of Siberia – Tobolsk Kremlin.

The hotel is ready to accept 25 people.

Comfortable and cosy hotel rooms, friendly and professional staff. It offers 1,2-bedroom  rooms(with shared hall). Each room has everything you need and interiors, furniture styled "antique" will take you to the era of Peter the Great's reign. Each room has a bathroom, a shower, air conditioning, TV and hotel cosmetics.

24-hour security. There is a parking.

Within walking distance to the hotel there are shops and a bus stop.

The cost of a double room is-4000 rubles, cost per bed from 2000 rub. Breakfast is included.

There’s a special "Wedding room" for newlyweds decorated in the Russian style, cost - 5,000 rubles.

Buffet "Povarnya"

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Open: 10.00a.m- 6.00 p.m.

 Day off: Monday