The Tula Gingerbread Museum is an attempt to gather in one place all the accumulated knowledge about the history of Tula gingerbread and the centuries-old traditions of their production. And one can not only see gingerbread here but also taste it.
The Tula Gingerbread Museum was opened in Tula in the late 1990s in the back wing of Lyalin Brothers. The brothers were masters in the two main production spheres of the city: the weapons and samovar-making. The museum stores forms for making gingerbread, which belonged to eminent Tula confectioners, packaging of gingerbread, photos of these delicacies from past years and gingerbread themselves. Among them - the largest and the smallest gingerbread, memorable gingerbread, made for different dates. Part of the exposition is dedicated to the traditions of eating gingerbread on special occasions: different gingerbreads were made for birthdays, weddings and wakes. An important part of visiting the museum is tea-drinking with gingerbread. In the store, which is located in the same building, one can buy freshly made gingerbread.