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Old English Court

Varvarka St., 4, Moscow 109012, Russia
+7 925 888-70-23
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Fully rebuilt building

Does not expect the historical building - it's just a modern rebuilt house on a place where... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
Larissa T
Moscow, Russia
In 15 minutes you are standing outside

Waste of time and money. In this building almost no English, and the things that are explained you... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Joost N
Groningen, The Netherlands
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One of the oldest secular buildings in Moscow dates back to the 16th century.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
8 Feb 2017
“Fully rebuilt building”
1 Nov 2016
“In 15 minutes you are standing outside”
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Varvarka St., 4, Moscow 109012, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
+7 925 888-70-23
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Does not expect the historical building - it's just a modern rebuilt house on a place where previous court stood. Later it was heavily changed and in 2000-x renovated. Only historical stairs remained. In general nice to see how the houses were build during that...More

Thank Larissa T
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Waste of time and money. In this building almost no English, and the things that are explained you can find in any guidebook. There was one kind lady would could speak English, but the rest not. NOT recommendable to visit. Better go to the Romanov...More

Thank Joost N
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The old is only the building. Everything else is new. Very very small collection of old things. We've spend 15 minutes there, 200 rubles for entrance. Everything is white - new paint. Feeling that you're in new building with some vintage furniture. There are many...More

1  Thank Helgussa
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This building is a hidden gem in Russia! I learned a lot and everything was neatly set up. The only problem was it was quite hard to find the entrance but overall I absolutely loved my visit!

1  Thank Aleksandr O
Reviewed 25 December 2015

In a short distance from the Red Square. Was recently restored. You can have a look at it from the top of the street and take a nice photo.

Thank Elena G
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We went there on a Tuesday just after 10:00 AM. The building had no signs or opening times, just a poster saying that it's an Old English Court. The security guard did not let us in, and when asked about the museum (when and if...More

Thank Svyatoslav B
Reviewed 7 November 2013

Just an old building, representing architecture and a bit household of the past. Not far from Kremlin.

Thank Boris_44
Reviewed 4 October 2013

Initially it appeared to be fenced off as it is on the edge of the site of a demolished hotel just off Red Square but worth finding the access. A modest but interesting site brought to life by one of the guides who was able...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

Stumbled across it on the way to Romanov Chambers. It is a hidden gem of history, being the first English Embassy in Russia c 15th century. Lots of information in English and the guide spoke good English. Very interesting and informative providing a glimpse into...More

1  Thank Darren C
Reviewed 12 May 2017
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Thank itacherne
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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