History of one of the most respected Moscow families of millionaires, merchants, manufacturers Bakhrushins inextricably linked with Zaraysk. They lived in Zaraysk for nearly two hundred years before moving to Moscow. In 1868 the Bakhrushins brothers built a public school for 150 children, the Kazan Church, an almshouse and training school in Zaraysk.
The present St. John the Baptist Cathedral was built in 1904 with their funds as well.
Currently, the Theater Museum has two halls which represents various exhibitions of artworks by painters and sculptors from Zaraysk and other regions. In the future the Museum is going to become a platform for implementation of educational projects and programmes to support creative associations of Zaraysk.
Since 2002 Zaraysk has been hosting the annual Charity Bakhrushin festival. Non-profit museum festival aims to support orphans and families with many children.
A visit to the Museum is currently free in the best traditions of the Bakhrushins benefactors.