Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, Moscow

(4.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Get a Russian perspective of the fight against Nazism along the Eastern Front at Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, dedicated to Russia's involvement in World War II and the Russians who died in battle. Opened in 1995 and covering 19,643 sq m (211,435 sq ft), the museum hosts both permanent and temporary exhibits detailing Russian life during the war. As you enter, head to the Hall of Commanders, a room that contains bronze busts of soldiers who received Russia's highest military decoration, the Order of Victory. From here, move to the Hall of Glory, a white marble room inscribed with the names of all recipients of the Hero of the Soviet Union decoration. Also visit the Hall of Remembrance and Sorrow, dedicated to those who died in war, and the upper floors, which are made up of a series of dioramas depicting battles. When you visit, be sure to book a tour in English as most signage is in Russian. Make Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 a part of your Moscow vacation plans using our Moscow vacation trip planner.
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  • Visited the Museum with his wife and small child. Exposition liked especially was impressed with the new interactive exhibit on the third floor (if not mistaken) and monument Sorrow (see photo). Great look, the Berlin Reichstag and the ruins of the apartment (see photo). Staff welcoming and sociable. Between floors can move the lift bypassing the steps. It is a pity that not visited a laser show in the Hall of heroes, naverstaju next time. The only inconvenience caused a distant parking lot, but it is the specificity of location was ready mentally and physically))) be sure to visit all the Russians who are proud of the immortal feats of their fathers and grandfathers!
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  • Was in the Museum and still go. I thought that with the arrival of another power, then another ... all disappeared. But it turned out that that's where everything is stored. Recommend visiting this Museum for the General self-development. All very cool. I won't say anything more.
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  • I expected more from the Museum, still one of the main museums, which carries great significance for their descendants. The most stricken Hall of Fame and the Hall of remembrance and mourning. Hall of Fame are very spacious, bright, and at the center of a huge sculpture of a Soldier of the victory ". Under the dome are carved the city of heroes, and the walls the names of more than 10000 soldiers. Being in the Hall of remembrance and grief I felt most acutely what cost us the win. I do not think that it is worth to visit this museum with children-they will be boring. The Museum has many interesting exhibits that crash into memory and zapadajut there for a long time, but visit it 2 times, I think it is not necessary-is that only pay tribute to the memory of dead soldiers.
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  • Extraordinary. I also recommend strongly visiting the WWII military hardware, weapons, tanks, planes and boats in the back of the museum. It is in the park and defintily worth it.
  • Absolutely fantastic. Loved it. When I went there, there was still a lot of snow on the ground walking around and was able to walk through mock trenches With the cold and snow made it feel as though you was experienceing the real thing. Would recommend this place to anybody . A must see place if visiting Moscow
  • Great modern museum telling the story focusing on the Soviet involvement in WWII, with exhibits using several media and very interesting artifacts. There's no doubt here about who the good guys were.
  • One of the best museums in Moscow. Shows you the main battles of the WWII and even allows you to be "inside" them (if you go there you will know what I mean). Splendid collection of war artifacts and one part of the museum dedicated to the occupation of Berlin.
  • Russians are really proud about their war history. And this museum is one of its evidence reserve at least 3-4 hours for quick tour.