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State Historical Museum, Moscow

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History Museum Museum
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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  • situated near red square this an iconic red brick building houses a vast number of historical items......they are well presented but unfortunately not all have English descriptions.....its still a gre...  more »
  • The museum is easy to find, containing a wealth of objects from prehistoric times to the present. Well spent the afternoon.  more »
  • Located just off Red Square, this large building houses a huge collection of Russian History. When we visited, their was an interesting exhibition on the Great Patriotic War (World War II).  more »
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  • I rate for the outer amazing view of the building. It is one of the best and eye catching historical building with its red colour and beautiful art.
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  • 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 lot of historic armory items, worth to visit here.
  • 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

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