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Chambers of The Romanov Boyars

Varvarka St., 10 | China town, Moscow 109012, Russia
+7 495 698-12-56
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Romanov House presently closed for restorations

We recently visited Moscow and found the Palace of the Romanov Boyars on Ulitsa Varvarka to be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
Closed for renovations!

The area has lots of building and road works so took a long time to find- signposts absent as... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Wrinkly one
Torquay, United Kingdom
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The house was a birthplace of Mikhail Fyodorovich, the first Tsar in the Romanov dynasty.
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Varvarka St., 10 | China town, Moscow 109012, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
+7 495 698-12-56
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited Moscow and found the Palace of the Romanov Boyars on Ulitsa Varvarka to be closed for much needed restorations. This is the house of the Moscow Boyars from the 16th to 17th centuries where visitors can see period furniture and personal items...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The area has lots of building and road works so took a long time to find- signposts absent as usual. When we eventually found it it was being well and truly renovated and will be out of action for a long time- so disappointed but...More

1  Thank Wrinkly one
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...More

Thank Polyolbion A
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...More

Thank Helgussa
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.

Thank Dr_Iris_B
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...More

Thank thesmdm
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
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.

Thank jotjensen
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...More

4  Thank Oleg Y
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)...More

4  Thank Elizabeth B
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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