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Chambers of The Romanov Boyars

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Chambers of The Romanov Boyars

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Naija M wrote a review Feb 2020
England, United Kingdom504 contributions97 helpful votes
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This place is easily accessible from Red Square - just a couple of minutes walk. It provides an insight into how the wealthy Muscovites lived hundreds of years ago. Each small room is well set out and the are information leaflets in both Russian and English. Please note, there are some very steep and narrow flights of stairs to negotiate and some of the doorways and archways cannot be over five feet high.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Gal m wrote a review Jan 2020
Toronto, Ontario43 contributions44 helpful votes
Historical, educational, cozy old reconstructed place close to park Zaryad'e. Interesting to see building , even reconstructed from 14thcentury and learn about life back than
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Date of experience: December 2019
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supermic wrote a review Nov 2019
Hoogland, The Netherlands519 contributions151 helpful votes
The Chambers of the Romanov Boyars is at 10 Varvarka Street in Park Zaryad'ye. It is a short walk from Red Square. It only takes about a hour for a visit. here is printed information in English. This small but interesting museum is devoted to the lives of the Romanov family. Before Mikhail Romanov was elected a new tsar, his family had been well-known and powerful Moscovian boyars (nobles). The house was built by Nikita Romanov, whose grandson Mikhail Fyodorovich later became the first tsar of the 300-year Romanov dynasty. After Mikhail Fyodorovich was chosen a new Russian tsar, the Romanovs moved to the Moscow Kremlin. Exhibits show the house as it might have been when the Romanovs lived here in the 16th century.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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PierreBMalta wrote a review Nov 2019
San Gwann, Malta477 contributions158 helpful votes
The house is small but very interesting with explanations and interesting items on display.In the center but easily missed, so be careful. A good window on past life in Moscow.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Daria wrote a review Oct 2019
Moscow, Russia19 contributions3 helpful votes
The museum is not big, but I think it's still worth visiting. Great historical value as it's the only example of a boyar house of XV-XVI centuries - a glance into life of the tsar period of Russia, before the Soviet and even the imperial times. The interior has been nicely restored, you'll find a description in Russian and English in every room, which might be enough if you want to just look around. If I remember correctly, English descriptions were not under every item, but I'd say the structure of the house is a bit more important.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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