Foreign students of the International Faculty of BSU visited the clock museum
in Angarsk. The trip was organized for a unique and one of the largest groups of
our faculty. Students from Morocco, Ecuador, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, China,
and Afghanistan study in the PFRki-21-1 (Russian as a foreign language) group.
Students from Morocco, Ecuador, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, China, and
Afghanistan study in the 2021 group of the «Russian as a foreign language»
The collection of the Clock Museum is very diverse and exciting, today it has
about 3,000 exhibits, some of which our students could see in the spacious and
bright halls of the museum.
The collection includes models of solar and water clocks, hourglasses; tower
clocks of the main squares of Prague, Vienna, Bern, Moscow; pocket watch, table
clocks, fireplace clocks, large floor clocks, which in England are respectfully
called grandfather clocks; interior clocks that decorated the houses of France
in the XVIII century; steam locomotive clocks demonstrating the technical
progress of the XIX centuries; clocks made of bronze and porcelain, plastic and
wood; rare, expensive clocks made by a master in several copies, and clocks
produced in factories; clocks that served people on earth, in water and even in
space. Many of the clocks are in working condition.
Therefore, students were able not only to see, but also to hear how it work.
To hear the quiet, measured course of its arrows, the battle, its melody and the
voices of cuckoos.
After the tour the workers of museum invited the students to come in the
hall, where are dolls from the whole world. It was a surprising and very
pleasant gift for all of them: in a distant Siberian town, they saw figures of
people wearing national costumes of their states, multi-colored, variegated
figures that reminded them of their homeland.
The Clock Museum is an attraction not only of the Angarsk, but also of
Russia in the whole. The collection of Pavel Vasilyevich Kurdyukov (1908-1985),
became the groundwork for the creation of the first Watch Museum in Russia. The
exposition presents clock of the XVIII-XX centuries of Western Europe, Russia,
Japan in cases made of bronze, marble, porcelain and wood. The collection has
unique exhibits - clocks of France, England of the XVII-XIX centuries, a Russian
curiosity of the Bronnikov masters (pocket wooden