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State Historical Museum, Moscow

(4.3/5 based on 420+ 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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  • Love story and this museum often visit. The exhibits of this museum shows the history of our country since prehistoric times! History can be studied, starting with dpzhe murals input lobby. Many of the exhibits are unique.
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  • Place are really interesting for ok most everybody. You can find here a lot of interesting ixibitd from ancient time to our days. If look to the museum site you can find a classic concerts that's take...  more »
  • For history lovers, here there are many interesting exhibits separated but different times for centuries and epochs. There is a souvenir shop.
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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