If a lazy weekend is not for you, take the whole family on a fun and informative trip around Kaluga region. Take a good mood with you and hit the road! There are unusual museums, picturesque parks and interesting stories waiting for you.
In the morning you will go on an excursion into the past and learn the secrets and legends of the Goncharov family. Visit the museum, where you will see with your own eyes the whole process of paper production. Afterwards, you'll go back in time to watch the battle between the Russian troops and Napoleon's army from the side.
An exciting journey awaits you! Before a long and interesting trip we recommend to stop at a proven gas station - fill a full tank with quality fuel and take a cup of tasty coffee to make the trip more comfortable
In the morning go to the museum-preserve "Polotnyanyy Zavod" on the territory of the former manor of the Goncharovs. The museum's main exhibition is located on the first floor of the three-storey Goncharovs' house. The ground floor is the village library, and the third floor is the children's art school named after N. N. Goncharova. Mode of operation: Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Day off - Monday; sanitary day - last Wednesday of the month. See [website](http://pzapovednik.ru/muzey/) for details.
Afterwards, appreciate another attraction of the village of Polotnyanyy Zavod - the Buseon Paper Museum. You will be told and shown how paper is made, and you will have a master class where you can assemble your own notebook or cast a sheet of paper, taste sugar and waffle paper. Wednesday through Sunday, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday are weekends. For more information see [website](http://www.buzeon.ru/).
For lunch you can visit the Petrovskie Parusa restaurant, located in a picturesque place next to a pine forest and the picturesque Sukhodrev River. The menu offers dishes to suit all tastes - from original to classic.
Next stop is Maloyaroslavets, where every tourist must go to the War and History Museum of 1812 to learn the details of the battle between the Russian army and Napoleon's army for the road to Kaluga. For excursions and opening hours, see [website](http://musey1812.ru/nashi-kontaktyi/).
In the evening, go to see the former noble manor Belkino. This place is striking for its charm and tranquillity.
Have dinner in the cozy restaurant Balsamin. On the menu you will find European cuisine. There is a children's corner for younger guests.
In the morning, you will have breakfast at the coziest coffee house in Obninsk and go to Russia's first bird park. Then you will visit a museum where artists from all over the world give a second life to old things. Afterwards, you'll have fun in a huge ethnographic park-museum.
For breakfast, stop by one of the best coffee houses in the city. Here you can not only drink fragrant coffee, but also taste delicious porridge or pancakes.
After breakfast, head to the park, home to over 2,000 different animals, birds, reptiles and fish from around the world. There is also an ostrich farm and a variety of workshops for children and adults. See [website](https://birdspark.ru/guests) for opening hours of individual areas of the park.
When you've seen all the interesting things in the bird park, head to a very unusual museum nearby. Here, artists from all over the world draw public attention to pollution issues and give things a second life. It will be interesting to learn more about mindful consumption and discover something new and unusual. The museum is open daily. You can sign up for a tour online at [website](https://art-mumu.ru/kupit-bilet/)
Next to the museum there is a cafe called Orangery, which offers a large selection of traditional home-style dishes. There is a children's menu for the youngest visitors.
Spend the remaining time having fun in the largest ethnographic park-museum in Russia. On the territory of the park there are ethnographic courtyards of different countries, which are always waiting for the guests. For information about all the courtyards, see [website](https://ethnomir.ru/posetitelyam/etnodvory/). There are also a variety of excursions and master classes held here every day. Opening hours: from 9 to 21:00 daily.
Spend the evening in a restaurant with Middle Eastern cuisine and taste traditional oriental dishes cooked according to the best recipes.