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State Historical Museum

Closes in 2 min: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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A 5000 year-old boat and other fascinating archaeological exhibits trace the history of Russian civilization from ancient times to the 20th century inside this spectacular dark red-brick building at Red Square.
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Red Square, 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
+7 495 692-40-19
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Big and amazing collection about Russia History, but almost all displays are in native language. Just a very little information written in English. If you want to know more have to rent audio guide and pay more for it. One of the most interesting area...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ike W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ll start with one of the coolest exhibits. This museum has Lenin’s Rolls Royce.See picture below. The museum is organized chronologically and allows you to walk through Russian history from the very beginning to the recent times. I found it very interesting as provided in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheMcLeanVAFive
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited with my Russian speaking friend. Therefore, I do not know if the ticket agents speak English. However, if you are not a resident of the Russian Federation, the ticket is more- 500 RUB (~$7.50). I do not consider this an expensive entry fee,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rachael C
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We came here because of problem to get into Kremlin's museum. Yhere are a lot of things that are worth to see. 2-3 hours here is not enough if you would like to enjoy it. One of the best place that I recommended in Moscow.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Suppakrit
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Very characteristic big, red building, closing the Red Square from North-West side. The visit to this museum is very educational and even if you are familiar with the history of Russia you are able to order everything (the exposition is arranged in chronological orders) and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CoventryCrusader
Reviewed September 28, 2018

This place looks amazing! sit on a bench, look up to admire the building. After 5 min you probably had enough so go to see the next place!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leehisabag
Reviewed September 11, 2018

This museum is very interesting and gives the visitor a very thorough view of Russian history as told by its innumerous pieces on display. It is really very comprehensive. However, for some hard-to-understand reason, many of the rooms do not have written explanations of displays...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

This is an old museum, located on the edge of Red Square. It contains archaeological and historical treasures gathered over many decades. The collection is large, and easily would involve several visits to fully appreciate it. We spent several hours just exploring the main floor,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PhilViking
Reviewed August 13, 2018

If you are Art Lover and Happen to be In Moscow, then you should buy a Ticket and Visit this Place. I just happened to find this Place while in Red Square. I ended Up spending 4 Hours seeing all sorts of Russian Artifacts. Going...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Aldo P
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Since the museum is located in Red Square, it is an easy trip when you visit. Don’t forget to look at the ceiling of the entrance hall to see the genealogical tree of Russian rulers. Because of the permafrost, many ancient articles have been located...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
This small yet important neighbourhood is full of
state institutions and offices. To understand where
modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State
Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your
historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at
GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of
shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as
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Response from kakati_a | Reviewed this property |
No problem, go ahead. Click as many pics as you want
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Response from Vusala M | Reviewed this property |
Inside the museum of history there is a place where the tickets are sold. You can buy from there.