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Chambers of The Romanov Boyars

#129 of 2,397 things to do in Moscow
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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Address: Varvarka St., 10 | China town, Moscow 109012, Russia
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The house was a birthplace of Mikhail Fyodorovich, the first Tsar in the...

The house was a birthplace of Mikhail Fyodorovich, the first Tsar in the Romanov dynasty.

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Little gem discovered swathed in snow

We did make a determined effort to find this site which meant using a walkway from Red Square through what was obviously a huge building site to reach this corner of old Moscow... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
Polyolbion A
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

We did make a determined effort to find this site which meant using a walkway from Red Square through what was obviously a huge building site to reach this corner of old Moscow, an attractive collection of early buildings and churches unfortunately at present dominated by construction. It was not immediately clear how to access the entrance but we sort... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Such an interesting place! Unusual yard. Inside the museum there is a wardrobe for clothes and a toilet.In each room there is a brief description in multiple languages. Everything is very interesting and unusual to be constructed and recreated.Narrow corridors, all the rooms are very beautiful. There are old mirrors and portraits, furniture. There are not a lot of people... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

If you are interested in Midievel times this is the museum to visit. It features the history of one of the most famous and noble families in Russia.

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Reviewed 18 June 2016

The Museum tells the history and lives of the Romanov family who were nobles that wielded a lot of power and eventually were to become Russian Tsars. The Museum is set over three levels. Was not busy when we went so had plenty of time to look round. The Museum is very close to Red Square.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Located near the Red square, this site is very easy to reach. And is worth visiting. Very good insight how Russian nobility lived. Staff could be better in terms of politeness.

Thank Aleksandar S
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

We enjoyed this very much. There are three floors with fascinating rooms..many with mica windows and interesting interiors. To get to the top floor..the steps are rather steep, without a guard rail.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

That is museum we found completely incidentally, roving in the streets around the Red Square. The museums is made up of the chambers ,belonging sometimes to the Romanov's boyars families. The history of this place goes back to the 16th and 17th centuries. It is here where the Romanovs family lived in the 16th century. Now You can see the... More 

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Reviewed 15 April 2016

After touring the Kremlin and art museums, I assumed that the Romanovs all lived lives in glittering wealth and society. This small museum was a home of the Romanovs, and was not at all grand. I was almost shocked to see the small (but elegant) living quarters, and to learn that the women and young children lived in seclusion. Self... More 

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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I was extremely excited to see the chambers, however, the staff were incredibly rude!! The treatment that we received from the staff was absolutely unbelievable! It was so not worth it!! Also, we were rushed the entire time, I'm not even sure why as we were the only ones there (2 people). If you do go here, be prepared to... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Having family come over to Moscow for the first time, I was keen to find something unusual for them to go and see. After reading some reviews of others, I decided to try this museum. What a find!! So beautifully preserved and fascinating to discover. It is very interesting with sufficient information given without becoming onerous. The guides are helpful... More 

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