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State Historical Museum, Moscow
(4.2/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
When touring Red Square, don't miss the chance to take a comprehensive tour of the history of the Russian land and people at State Historical Museum. Easily recognizable by its ornate, red-brick building, the museum houses millions of artifacts that range from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the modern age. Inspect the rich archeological collection, see the rare medieval scrolls and manuscripts, weapons, armor, clothes, and costumes from various periods, as well as the vast selection of impressive artwork and much more. Many of the displayed items have a very important place in Russian history. In addition to the permanent display, the museum regularly hosts numerous temporary exhibits--find the schedule for these online. Getting an audio guide is the best way to truly appreciate the collection for those who don't speak Russian. Arrange your visit to State Historical Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Moscow using our Moscow vacation route planner.
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  • The Museum is very interesting, there is something to see. If you are interested in the history, then put in not less than three hours to visit. Minus: there was no payment by cards. In the center of Moscow with the same flow of tourists-this is strange.
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  • Today visited this museum. Bought electronic tickets in advance. In the rules of purchase on the site indicated that enough box-office name order number or last name. We did not print tickets, the cashier called order number, it required proof of payment. Had to go out in search of a connection to connect to the Internet and pull out a letter from the mail. If you knew on paper printed these tickets in advance. The museum itself. The impression is ambiguous. 2 floors. To view the exposures took us about 4.5 hours. Well presented time from the Paleolithic to the Rurik dynasty. Period from Peter before Catherine II presented alot. Skupovato. Next the first half of the 19 century, Paul-Alexandre First-Nikolay First. Also seemed very limited. The second half of the 19 century-crashed, chaotic, not sequentially. About 20 century practically no information. The exposition itself suddenly ends. The impression that another floor should be 20-century history with all its achievements and shocks. But on the third floor entrance No. Really liked the exhibition Gold metal of the gods and the King of metals. Stunning exhibits
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  • Go for it, if you really love history. Russia has plenty, and this museum is a proof of it. It is A MASSIVE museum, and its not possible to cover it all in one day. I had the luck to come back the nex...  more »
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  • No English. Painful No map. O GOD A HUge place and really has some articles However since the place is humongous I couldn't see the main thing of the 19 century
  • Very interesting ceiling right at the entrance. It is 90% in Russian, however there are some A4 plastic papers at the entrance of each room with English explanation.
  • A museum that is full of incredible artifacts. Plan on spending a least 5 days in here.
  • Best museum to visit Russian historical events....
  • Great. Not English