The building of the Museum was constructed as a pub at the beginning of the 18th century. The Museum was opened here after the reconstruction in 1977. It is one of the oldest and the most beautiful buildings in the city now.
The exposition of the Museum describes the history and modern development of the Vyatka art handicrafts. The unique folk art, processing of the birch, trees' growthes is presented here. As a decorative material they were first mentioned only in the Vyatka province in the 19th century. The wooden watch made without a single grain of metal, caskets with secrets and music, desk-sets, dressing-cases and other articles by our outstanding craftsmen can be admired at the Museum. Dymkovo toy and hand-made laces from the Kukarka settlement are the other interesting phenomenon in the Russian applied art. Old toys manufactured by A.Mezrina, E.Koshkina, E.Penkina and others are worth seeing. One can find a lot of lacy table-clothes, table-napkins, collars here