The Puppet Theater Museum appeared in Voronezh in 2001 at the local "Shut" Puppet Theater. It is located on the third floor of the theater building, which is considered one of the oldest puppet theaters in Russia (it was opened in 1925). In 1984, the new theater building was awarded the State Prize. In front of it you can see the fountain "Thumbelina" and the monument to White Bim Black Ear, a setter dog from a popular Soviet film.
The Puppet Theater & Museum is based on the collection of St. Petersburg stage director Alexander Veselov, who donated his dolls, books, recordings of plays and playbills to the Voronezh Theater. Now it is home to the dolls from different countries of the world, including Indonesia and Bolivia, as well as dolls and scenery of the performances staged in the "Shut".