Children's museum "The House of Fairy-tales "Zhili-Byli" ("Once upon a time") works in Moscow since 1995.
The House of Fairy-tales is an interactive museum where children can learn a lot of interesting things about Russian and foreign folk-tales, about the tale writers, about historical roots of fairy-tales and so on. The main goal while creating this museum was to tell children through the fairy-tale about national traditions and customs, to remind them of national roots, of the importance of reading books. And our little visitors learn all of this by acting in fairy-tales, dancing folk dances, singing folk songs, etc. When coming to our place, the children meet fairy-tale characters who take them on a journey through a fairy-tale. Kids put on theatre costumes and turn themselves into fairy-tale characters too. There are more than 20 different programs devoted to the Russian and foreign , ancient and temporal fairy -tales , to C. Perrault , Brothers Grimm , H.C. Andersen and other writers. There are special programs for disable children: blind, weaksighted, deaf . The museum collection consists of age-old utensils, clothes, furniture, books, pictures, puppets. The collection numbers over 400 items . Practically all objects are available for touching and manipulating.
The House of Fairy-tales has two branches: The Russian Fairy-tales museum and The Pinokkio Museum.