Angarsk (АНГАРСК) is a large, highly industrialized city of some 230,000 people here in Russian Siberia. Google states that it is one of the most industrialized cities in all of Asia.
Angarsk is about 50 kilometers North and West of Irkutsk and the drive takes about one hour. I have been visiting Angarsk off and on since November 2018 to attend meetings and to give talks. Until this trip, I had absolutely no idea of what was here in a cultural sense. I was driven to Angarsk to attend and speak at a meeting and then driven back to Irkutsk.
A week ago, when we knew we were going to be in Angarsk to give a talk, it occurred to me to go on-line and check for possible attractions to visit in Angarsk. I hit the jackpot when I found the Clock Museum.
The МУЗЕЙ ЧАСОВ (in Russian it is The Museum of Hours).
This is an absolutely amazing attraction. Patti and I were both absolutely enthralled with our visit. It has to be one of the more interesting museums of any type we've ever visited. Do any of you know that water clocks exist? We didn't. Water filling a calibrated container can tell you the time.
The museum has a nominal charge of about U.S $2 (130 Russian Rubles) and is well worth this token charge. The recommended length for a visit is an hour and a half and we found this to be accurate. It has two floors with no elevator so Patti opted to remain on the ground floor. I visited the 2nd floor and it is a must-see part of the museum IF you do come here.
Thank You Mister Pavel Vasilievich Kurdyukov.
Mr. Kurdyukov is the founder of the МУЗЕЙ ЧАСОВ, Museum of Hours.
The Clock Museum occupies the entire building.
In Russian the word КАССА means 'cash box'. Do you see it in the upper right of the below photo? I have no idea of why that display is near the entrance to the museum.
In the far right corner of the room shown below is the 'water clock'.
The human mind is amazing. Note also how immaculate the museum is.
As you will see below, there are other displays and collections in the museum that are not clock oriented.
The time has come to go upstairs to the second floor of the Clock Museum.
An absolutely beautiful display greets us on the second floor.
Another beautiful display, different from the Angel up above.
Back down the stairs we go.
I snapped the below photos to show how super friendly and accommodating the staff here at the Clock Museum is.
I am not sure just why these young men wanted a photo holding the large, white clock.
One last look back at the Angarsk Clock Museum.
Goodbye Angarsk Russian Siberia. We hope to return to explore other attractions that you proudly display.
We two are honored to show this museum to all of you.
Cap and Patti .. Stop Captain !!
Tell the Rest of This Story !!
First and foremost, before we visited the Clock Museum, we DID give a talk here in Angarsk.
After our talk, all of us then sat down for a bite-to-eat.
Did I say a bite-to-eat? It was a grand lunch!
Keep going Captain, there is still more to The Rest of This Story.
You all are not going to believe what was right across the street from the Clock Museum!
We walked out of the Clock Museum and what-to-my-wondering-eyes should appear ..
Yes! The real deal! An honest-to-goodness authentic Subway Sandwich shop here in Angarsk Russian Siberia!
Do all of you see Patti to the lower left below with our friend Sergey?
Yes! Oh Yes! Our tuna-foot-long was just excellent!
And now you know THE REST OF THIS STORY.
Cap and Patti