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Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow

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Fersman Mineralogical Museum is one of the largest mineral museums of the world, located in Moscow, Russia. Its collections include more than 135,000 items. Among them natural crystals, geodes, druses and other kinds of mineral treasures. The museum was named after Alexander Fersman.
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  • The other day, finally visited this historic building. And its history is as follows. In his time, possessing of local field estate, count Orlov began breeding and flaunt their offspring, all now known Oryol breed of trotters. The building was constructed as the Manezh, precisely for these purposes. Now about the Museum. Simply class! This is the greatest collection of meteorites, minerals, rocks. Highly recommend to visit families with children of school and pre-school age even, as well as persons not indifferent to precious and semiprecious stones and, in General, individuals with fine mental organization. There is a very nice and informative. Here you and geology, and geography, history and chemistry with physics. I have heard that there are doing very exciting tours for schoolchildren.
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  • Fersman mineralogical museum A.e. Fersmana resides in the neskuchniy garden. The Museum building in the late 18th and early 19 century was horse riding, which was built for Alexey Orlov-Chesmensky he is famous lover and connoisseur of horses. Decor Ringmaster is unusual-painting that simulates sculpting, on the ceiling, gilded moldings on walls and columns. This decoration is due to the fact that the room had a dual purpose. In the days of the festivals sponsored by count Orlov, dirt floor was covered with a plank, and playpen turned into a banquet hall. In the Museum you can get acquainted with the exposition of meteorites, materials for the history of the Museum. Here is the largest collection of minerals in Russia. Was somewhat surprised by the fact that there are minerals, named in honor of the Museum's staff scientists. Discovery for me became vorobyevite-pink Beryl, named after V.i. Vorobyev, was tragically killed in the expedition of the year 1906. Among the exhibits presented to the Museum by private individuals, particularly interesting collection of precious and semi-precious stones (approximately 300 specimens), owned by the family of Faberge. The collection was donated to the Museum by Agathon Faberge These (son of Carl Faberge) before his departure abroad in 1925 year through ACA A.e. Fersmana, then Director of the Museum. While they worked together in the Commission of the description of the values of the Imperial Court. On a visit to the Museum and its exhibits, you can spend the whole day! Very interesting, especially fascinated browsing stones. Memory you can buy souvenirs and books on mineralogy and of minerals. In November 2016 year Museum said 300-year anniversary. Thanks to all the staff of the Museum for their excellent work on the conservation and enhancement of Museum exhibits.
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  • I recently got interested in studying the collections of minerals, therefore, decided to visit the exposition. A beautiful Museum. A lot of interesting exhibits, including meteorites and big stones. It was nice without reading the signature to recognize certain minerals. Surprisingly many interested children with parents/grandparents, upset that their failed. But I think I will come back here because came an hour and a half before closing and got acquainted with only half. Don't make my mistake, the Museum closes at 17:00. About cons 1. Not all showcases are highlighted, Twilight complicates admiring exhibits. 2. Tried to understand the properties of minerals, in my opinion a bit chaotic, assume that everything is subject to some kind of scientific classification, but neprofi difficult without explanation. 3. The Museum definitely need a store of minerals and products from them, because after watching occurs nepriodolimoe desire to start collecting your home collection. As a result, the Museum remained very positive emotions, strongly recommend to visit.
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  • A good museum
  • Very interesting old Museum. Excellent guides. Tour lead interesting. Stories are impressive. Were at the evening performance of songs by geologists. Recommend.
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  • After attending wants to run to the store for jewelry made of natural stone! Certainly not lacking in interactivity information little labels, sometimes none at all. Without a guide is very difficult, but you could go and get acquainted with the rich collection of the Museum.
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  • Really liked it. The most complete collection of that can be found. Informative and interesting.
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  • The Museum very much! Painted ceiling, wooden cabinets and stands, exhibits, poskripyvajushhij parquet. And Kitty found guests)) exhibit beautiful minerals from around the world! meteorites! Held in the Museum quietly for two hours. Look no review))
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