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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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  • Red brick building stands in front of the Kremlin Museum. Exhibits many bores. Russia pictures, be honest now exhibits showing the life situation of various minority groups, but I think one interesting. Intend to introduce foreign technology to catch up with Russia was an underdeveloped country hard to watch and feel the hardship the people of Meiji Japan. Is the steam locomotive introduced in real time. Once again felt that was the time of the Meiji Restoration.
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  • By this building, reminiscent of a tower from fairy tales, by pass, it stands out for its architecture. The Museum is one of the oldest in the country. Here, collected a lot of exhibits reflecting the history and culture of Rossi throughout the ages. Here you can see the unique items, such as Napoleon's saber or email at klyke lived and others. On the first floor of the history associated with the dopetrovskimi times, the second after Peter cut a window into Europe. The price of the tickets are very affordable, will learn a lot of interesting things.
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  • Went to a photographic exhibition "return of Palmyra". Photo exhibition itself is small, but the view is worth it. Immediately and visited the main exposition of the 36 rooms. Interesting, but boring, of course. All of the first halls 10-15 resemble one another. In the past it has been almost one solid books, paintings and recordings. But, of course, the Museum is worth a visit.
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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