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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio guide” (26 reviews)
“russian history” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Red Square, 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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+7 495 692-40-19
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"audio guide"
in 26 reviews
"russian history"
in 29 reviews
"prehistoric times"
in 6 reviews
"stone age"
in 6 reviews
"history lovers"
in 5 reviews
"red brick building"
in 4 reviews
"huge collection"
in 6 reviews
"red square"
in 44 reviews
"chain mail"
in 2 reviews
"chronological order"
in 3 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"limited english"
in 2 reviews
"love history"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 7 reviews
"wonderful architecture"
in 2 reviews
"russian speaking"
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"the great patriotic war"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Virtually nothing in this Museum has English explanation there for if you do not speak Russian you will get very little out of the museum. It is very highly rated on this site but I don't understand why. Also it cost 700 Russian rubles. And...More

Thank Sidney S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting but be aware that there is very little signage in English. I think it was about 800 rubles to get in.

Thank GillySpott
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most information is in Russian. Brush up on Russian history, especially the Patriotic War of 1812 (against Napoleon) to better appreciate the displays.

Thank Ludeleo D
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

The State Historical Museum is located in the north side of the Red square. The architecture of this museum is majestic, the interior decoration is magnificent. Before the tour, remember to store your bag and jacket/coat in the basement level. The museum shows Russian history...More

Thank ClaudioY8
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

The premises of this museum are incredible, and make the visit worthwhile on their own! Great range of collections, from the prehistoric era to the contemporary period. Only issue - no English whatsoever in the captions. I guess you could choose an audio-guide, but it's...More

1  Thank petittambour
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This museum is worth visiting for the beautiful halls alone. Each huge hall is decorated in its own style according to the time period. The ceilings, walls, doorways are art in their own right and are the originals from when the museum was first built,...More

Thank bbtraveller404
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This huge museum gives a good introductio into the history of what once was, but still is a huge country/empire.

Thank Saskia T
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Visiting the Museum of Russian History, then, a short Metro ride away to the Museum of Modern History (formerly "...of the Revolution" which remains its main theme..). Last day in Moscow, rushing to cross off two less-well known museums from the "must-see" list. Worth the...More

4  Thank FMPDZ
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I would not say that this is a must visit museum. I visited this museum to kill time as it was freezing outside (November) and I was alone at Red Square that day and we had done most of the programs. The entrance fee was...More

1  Thank souffle00
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

this is must to do in Moscow tour...well maintained, we can easily kill few hours over here.can't miss it..

Thank Arvind_Sony
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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.
...More
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kantaponnumpilai
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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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Michael R
20 September 2016|
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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.
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