The chocolate museum “History of chocolate from chocolate” is located in Simferopol, in the cafe Salon du chocolate. This is the only museum on the territory of Crimea. The history of chocolate is clearly shown here, in exhibits from this delicacy. All items of the exhibition are made manually, in a single copy.
The Museum was opened recently, in 2009, by Simferopol pastry masters. It supports the optimal temperature for storing chocolate +18…+22 degrees. The exhibits you really want to “try on a tooth”. But you can not do this, as well as touch chocolate masterpieces with your hands.
The creators of the Museum say that all known types of chocolate were used to create the Museum’s collection. The exhibits are made using a variety of techniques of confectionery art-modeling, casting, tempering, molding, and others. In total, it took more than a ton of elite chocolate to create the exhibits. During the tour, visitors are told about the history of chocolate, about the production of their favorite treats from cocoa beans to finished tiles. At the entrance, visitors will see a composition dedicated to the Mayan Indians. After all, they came up with the idea of cooking a fragrant drink from cocoa beans. Here, visitors will see a portrait of Christopher Columbus.
This great traveler discovered the invention of Indians all over the world. All the exhibits of the Museum are connected with the history of chocolate in one way or another. There is a portrait of kinder surprise inventor William Salice. Or the crown of Catherine II, who was very fond of this delicacy.
The Museum’s assortment is constantly being updated. The Museum is constantly running thematic exhibitions. For the New year, the hall is decorated with an elegant Christmas tree. Made of chocolate, of course. For Valentine’s Day, a chocolate installation “Parisian streets” is being exhibited. By the way, this composition was highly appreciated by European master chocolatiers. Confectioners used mathematicians to calculate the proportions of the Eiffel tower.
Another unique component of the Museum that children will especially like is the house of gnomes. Miniature furniture-chairs, tables, cots, and lockers are made of chocolate. Adults will be interested to see the Monomakh hat made of chocolate. Also in the Museum, you can see the leaning tower of white chocolate, chocolate musical instruments.
The wizard turned his attention to the Crimean sights. A swallow’s nest on a chocolate rock surrounded by a chocolate landscape looks very impressive! Another interesting exhibit is a scene from the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. It took about 200 kilograms of chocolate to make the girl’s chocolate figure.
Chocolate paintings are a special pride of the Museum. Chocolate artists work in different styles.
There are also graphic sketches and real paintings. Artists prepare thematic works for each season. For the new year’s holidays, these are snow-covered landscapes and funny holiday pictures. For Easter holidays, of course, chocolate eggs and Easter greetings. In the summer the artists are preparing a Vernissage of the Crimean landscapes. The picture can be ordered individually, for example, according to your photo.
Visitors may wonder why the exhibits are colored. To give color to their masterpieces, the masters use natural food dyes.
Therefore, all the exhibits are not only edible but also very tasty.
As a souvenir, you can buy chocolate figurines and paintings in the Museum. The Museum’s Souvenirs are very original. For example, you can take a bouquet of chocolate roses or a chocolate box with chocolate jewelry.
After the tour, you will be pleased to visit the cafe in the Salon du Chocolat Museum. The selection of various desserts, chocolates, and figurines is as impressive as the Museum’s exhibits. In the cafe, sweets can finally be tasted over a Cup of coffee or maybe hot chocolate.
Excursions in the chocolate Museum are held from 10 to 18 hours. The ticket price is 200 rubles. And the ticket to the Museum is also made of chocolate! Children under 6 years of age can visit the Museum for free, but without providing a chocolate ticket. There is a discount for students. The Museum is visited with a guide. It will take about half an hour to inspect the exhibition and take a photo for memory.
Group tours are available by appointment. The Museum is quite popular, but it is small in size. Therefore, it is better to arrange an organized visit in advance.
The chocolate museum is located at 66 Kirova street.