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State Historical Museum, Moscow

(4.3/5 based on 440+ 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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  • Several times recently visited the historical Museum. This place is the most visited in Moscow, despite the fact that the premium are exhibited here. Like the Museum with audio tours and organized excursions. Both (and guide and audio guide) I didn't like. If Audi-Assistant offers a very "dry" narrative, skipping the interesting "highlights", professional guide, on the contrary, emphasis in his review makes on minor details. For example, in his account of a set of ornaments for table French work, presented to Catherine II, takes a lot more time than the explanations of the artifacts that reflect the details of glorious battles of that period and 59-year-old Empress visit Crimea and new Russia. . Draws attention to the almost total absence of foreign tourists in the Museum halls. And they have something to show. Obviously we didn't modify advertising and tour operators. The administration offers visitors an illustrated list of the most interesting exhibits. But their location is not specified in the Museum. Historical Museum, in content-brilliant of our capital. But he needs the corresponding rim.
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  • A very good Museum, strikes the number of exhibits and quality excursions, I advise you to visit it. The Museum has all of our history.
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  • An excellent museum with many exhibits of different epochs from antiquity, the middle ages and until the recent present. Many unique exhibits. I really liked the Museum. Will go again.
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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
  • Old style museum big collection of housewares