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State Historical Museum

Red Square, 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
+7 495 692-40-19
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Red Square, 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
+7 495 692-40-19
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Before you enter this museum, please go around this building and admire the architecture of this building. Once inside it is best to select a certain history period of your interest, for there is too much to see for one day.

Thank Joop V
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

All perfect, no tourist crowds and staff are very kind. Only hope they could have English memo / info card next to the goods, so far there are only Russian ones. I bought lovely magnets there!

1  Thank Lynette0708
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The State Historical Museum is the beautiful red-brick building facing St. Basil's Cathedral from the northeast end of the Red Square in Moscow. Opening Hours 10-6pm daily with extended hours to 9pm (Friday and Saturday). Constructed in 1883 in Russian Revival Style, this is one...More

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The imposing red building houses a great collection of Tsarist and Soviet Russia. You need an English speaking guide though. The building is at one end of Red Square and not difficult to spot.

Thank vidyapm
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The red-brick State Historical Museum is located at a very good position guarding the Red Square. Despite that majority of the exhibits are only in Russian language, it is still worthwhile to enter and have a view on the historical displays there.

Reviewed 5 July 2017

As a history lover, I was very excited about seeing a museum holding the history of Russia since the prehistoric time. All of the exhibits were really great, there was just one problem, very few had translations.That coupled with the fact that the audio tour...More

1  Thank Sarah Q
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The museum is very cool! You can perfectly learn the history only there! But I would recommend you not to go there in weekend, because there are lot of people.

Thank FrostWolf71
Reviewed 31 May 2017

situated near red square this an iconic red brick building houses a vast number of historical items......they are well presented but unfortunately not all have English descriptions.....its still a great place to visit and perfect for a cold or wet afternoon...there's plenty to see

1  Thank Mathew M
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The museum is easy to find, containing a wealth of objects from prehistoric times to the present. Well spent the afternoon.

Thank Nina1981812
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Located just off Red Square, this large building houses a huge collection of Russian History. When we visited, their was an interesting exhibition on the Great Patriotic War (World War II).

Thank Sandra and Alan S
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
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15 June 2017|
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Response from kakati_a | Reviewed this property |
No problem, go ahead. Click as many pics as you want
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Response from Vusala M | Reviewed this property |
Inside the museum of history there is a place where the tickets are sold. You can buy from there.