We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

State Museum of Oriental Art

Review Highlights
Unexpectedly interesting

I did not expect anything from this museum, came in just passing by. It was surprisingly... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
via mobile
If you're into Asian antiquities.... or Roerich's work

I visited this museum specifically to see the two rooms of Roerich paintings. A small collection... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Rachael B
Bracknell, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 128 reviews
All photos (258)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
15 Mar 2018
“Unexpectedly interesting ”
23 Sep 2017
“If you're into Asian antiquities.... or Roerich's work”
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Nikitskiy Blvd., 12A | Metro Pushkinskaya, Moscow 119019, Russia
+7 495 691-02-12
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Moscow
from USD 18.90
More Info
from USD 71.00
More Info
Reviews (128)
Filter reviews
10 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I did not expect anything from this museum, came in just passing by. It was surprisingly interesting. Has big expositions of collections from Caucasus, Middle East, Asia , India etc. It has household Items, clothing, archeological items. Nice historical throwback!

Thank Cruiser379676
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I visited this museum specifically to see the two rooms of Roerich paintings. A small collection but we'll worth seeing if you like Roerich. I zipped through the rest of the museum but looked like some incredible artefacts and art from all parts of Asia....More

1  Thank Rachael B
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

A fairly extensive collection, well displayed. They seem to be about 25% of the way through a dual language project. Most of the major intro posters and some of the display cards are Russian/English. The exhibits are well worthwhile even without the translations.

1  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I would describe the collection as compact views of Asian Regions in one room. The art of China, Korea, and Japan are housed either in larger rooms or multiple smaller rooms. The regions of South-Eastern Asia, Central Asia and Kazakhstan, the Caucasus, Tibet, Mongolia, India,...More

Thank GranddaddyDom
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We'd planned to spend only around an hour here but ended up staying twice as long. As well as a comprehensive representation from Japan, China, Korea, Tibet & India, there is a really good collection from Iran, which I found fascinating - I have never...More

1  Thank Almostrussian
Reviewed 4 September 2014

We spent a lovely hour and a half here after a nice walk through the park (well its in between two roads) from Arabatskya. Fine collection of art and artefacts, we especially liked the art works and you can buy posters of them in the...More

Thank DollyBirdScotland
Reviewed 7 August 2014

A museum of Eastern culture & history. Divided into parts of Iranian, Chinese, Koraen history. Historical items found in the relevant areas are displayed within each part. Really interesting things can be found inside including paintings, traditional clothes, firearms, ritual religious items, household items etc....More

1  Thank volkantanriseven
Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

A museum dedicated to oriental art - a very different and fresh museum. Arts from all over asia including : Buddhism, Persia, Caucasus, Mongolia, Korea and many many more. The gallery of Roerich is amazing. The museum is in russian, however.

1  Thank Mati O
Reviewed 18 April 2013

I liked the museum and what it had to offer. Non-Russian speaking tourists might have a problem with temporary exhibitions as they are only marked in Russian, the rest of the museum is marked in both English and Russian. A comprehensive scheme of the museum...More

1  Thank Tina Q
Reviewed 24 January 2013

small museum in the center of Moscow with a very interesting collection of central- Asia art and artefacts. Plus temporary exhibition: now about Tylos -archeologic history of the Kingdom of Bahrain- very instructive and very well done.

2  Thank Cecile103
View more reviews
Crowds of tourists, both local and international take
in Old Arbat and its modern and gigantic peer – New
Arbat. One reason visitors keep coming is no doubt
Konstantin Melnikov’s famous private house, now open
to the public and worthy of a visit. After exploring
one of the oldest parts of Moscow, avoid the crowds
and turn to the side streets and boulevards where
calmness and affordable food is plentiful.
Nearby HotelsSee all 373 hotels in Moscow
Brosko Hotel
5 reviews
.04 km away
Apartaments na Povarskoi
1 review
.11 km away
Hotel Status
25 reviews
.42 km away
Arbat House Hotel
631 reviews
.44 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 15,640 restaurants in Moscow
Granvillano Caffe
104 reviews
.08 km away
Jan Jak
199 reviews
.19 km away
Chicken Run
71 reviews
.17 km away
Waffle Story
92 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 4,635 attractions in Moscow
Gogol House - Memorial Museum and Scientific Library
68 reviews
.06 km away
Temple of St Simeon the Stylite
36 reviews
.16 km away
Museum of History of Corporal Punishments
34 reviews
.32 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from State Museum of Oriental Art staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines