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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“russian history” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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 1 week ago

This is a stunningly beautiful building, located in one end of Red square, next to the Kremlin walls. The reddish color of the building gives it extra character and adds a gorgeous atmosphere to the square. However, the museum itself is rather underwhelming and one...More

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the buildings at the entrance to Red Square. It's quite attractive with the traditional red bricks and the towers. Inside is a museum of state history which I didn't go and see. Hard to miss when you're in Red Square.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is set right in the middle of Red Square and is quite in interesting collection of artifacts from pre-historic days up until the beginning of the 20th Century. Except for a special exhibit on Lenin's Rolls-Royce it does not have any Soviet Era exhibits....More

1  Thank ChaBrk
Reviewed 4 October 2017

There are so many exhibits to see in this museum, but what really enchanted me was the design and decor of the building itself. The 35 or so interconnecting rooms are modelled after rooms in old palaces and churches; many are just absolutely beautiful. The...More

3  Thank eeaybee
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We spent 3h in the history museum, right on Red Square. The museum has great collections of artefacts from early siberian tribes to the last days of the last tsar. I was particularly impressed with the collection of artefacts from prehistoric times in Siberia. It...More

1  Thank Guillaume R
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is an intriguing building, with loads of exhibits. It is located opposite St. Basil's. The exhibits begin with prehistoric times and move forward to around 1900. The building itself is architecturally fascinating and beautiful, but we were quite frustrated that only about 5% of...More

1  Thank Alexandrian1026
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.

2  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
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
Michael R
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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.