Museums in Moscow Part I: State Historical Museum

Dear readers,

welcome to a new series, in which I will present you the museums of Moscow.

From time to time, more museums will be added to this series and I hope it will help you to make a plan, what you want to see when visiting the capital.

Today I will start with the State Historical museum:

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It is right in the centre of Moscow, directly at the Red Square. And next to the Kreml, St. Basils Cathedral and GUM, it is one of the architectural landmarks.

It was opened in 1883 and since then the collection has ever been widened.

The museum has two permanent collections:

  • From Stoneage to the 17th century
  • The Russian Empire in the 18th and 19th century

 

In my opinion the museum is well worth a visit as they have many interesting expositions, but also the building itself is stunning from the outside as well as the inside.

Opening hours

  • Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ticket office is open till 5 p.m.
  • Thu: from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., ticket office is open till 7 p.m.
  • Sun: from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., ticket office is open till 7 p.m.
  • New exhibition hall: from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., ticket office is open till 6 p.m.
  • Day off: Tuesday, first Monday of each month

Entrance fee

The museum costs 750 RUB per person

How to get there

The best and easiest way is if you leave the metro at one of the following stations:

  • Ploshad Revolyutsy
  • Okhodny Ryad
  • Teatralnaya
  • Biblioteka imeni Lenina

 

 

 

 

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