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State Historical Museum

#43 of 2,375 things to do in Moscow
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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Address: Red Square, 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
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+7 495 692-40-19
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
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Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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A 5000 year-old boat and other fascinating archaeological exhibits trace...

A 5000 year-old boat and other fascinating archaeological exhibits trace the history of Russian civilization from ancient times to the 20th century inside this spectacular dark red-brick building at Red Square.

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Great place with interesting exhibits and classic concerts.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Pavel V
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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall average experience. Fine historical art and artefacts displayed, however the experience was not to a high satisfaction due to many items lacking a legend in English. Was strange to see that such concern (or need) was addressed on some pieces, but only a few...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 a place here sometime.

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Thank Pavel V
Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum is very big. If you interesting in art, there are some old paints, also there are many historical artifacts of all ages, and not only from Russia. You will need 3-4 hours to see all exposition of museum, and it is easier to go there twice.

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Anna-Mikhayloca, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at State Historical Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. There is an audio guide in English which can be rented during a visit. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very interesting museum. We had a quest. We were looking for different objects, solving puzzles and had a lot of fun.

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Thank Соня К
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this museum very much and I recommend everybody to go there. And if you would want to go there I recommend you to go there with friends.

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Thank Александр Н
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to see thousands of years of artifacts and valuable art, from 16th century icons, many religous figures and opulent gold and metal jewels

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Thank Gonzalo T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed by the Moscow History Museum. This is one of the largest museum in the world. Musem has got a huge collection of exhibits. Very informative and interesting take your time to get around all halls, it will take you about 3 hours. It is situated in the heart of Moscow next to Kremlin and not far... More 

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Thank Екатерина Д
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been living in Moscow for more than 10 years, but I've never been in Russian Historical museum. Time that I spent there was wonderful and I had a lot of fun. I was there with my friends and we really liked It very much. There was a very interesting exhibition that covered the most interesting moments of history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first place where you need to learn the Russian history from the Stone Age! There are a lot of interesting exhibitions! They are all real from the past! Of course you can't touch it. But your eyes-the best things to learn about this long and interesting history of the biggest country in the world!Have you seen the... More 

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Thank Михаил М
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Very interesting exhibition - one place you can see all Russian history from ancient cultures till modern art. Very nice collection of old coins and russian emperors treasury. Definitelly I can reccoment do see this place - remember to reserve minimum 2-3 hours for it.

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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
This small yet important neighbourhood is full of state institutions and offices. To understand where modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as well.
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