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Moscow Museums

State Armoury Chamber of the Moscow Kremlin

The State Armoury Chamber of the Moscow Kremlin used to be a deposit of state treasury. The building is an architectural monument of the middle of the XIX century decorated with 58 marble bas-reliefs and portraits of ... » Continue reading


The Patriarch’s Palace and the Twelve Apostles’ Church

The Patriarch’s Palace was built in 1653-1655 by Russian craftsmen for Patriarch Nikon. On the palace’s ground floor there were household services, the second floor housed living quarters of the Patriarch. » Continue reading


The Annunciation Cathedral

For more than one and a half century the Annunciation Cathedral had been the Moscow Great Princes’ and Tsars’ home church. It was a part of the Great Princes’ palace connected with its ceremonial and living quarters …» Continue reading


The Ivan the Great Bell-Tower Complex

The Ivan the Great Bell-Tower complex had been formed for two centuries. The Bell-Tower was erected in 1505-1508 by Italian architect Bon Friazin. A century later another one arcade for bells was added to the Bell-…» Continue reading


The Assumption Cathedral

For six centuries the Assumption Cathedral had been the state and cultural center of Russia: Great Princes were set for reigning and local princes swore fealty, inaugurations of Tsars and coronations of Emperors took … » Continue reading


The Archangel’s Cathedral

The history of the Archangel’s Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin dates back to the XIV century: in 1333, the first Great Moscow Prince Ivan Kalita (Money-bag) ordered to lay the foundation of a white-stone church... » Continue reading


Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts has one of the most representative collection in Russia of foreign art dated from ancient times to modern days. The exposition of the Museum includes today a vast collection of tinted …. » Continue reading


The Pushkin Memorial Museum

The museum is situated in one of the oldest and most beautiful streets of Moscow Arbat. Earlier, in the XIX century that region of the capital used to be an ristocratic one. » Continue reading


The Cinema Museum

The Cinema Museum collects, describes, restores and preserves documents and materials on the history of the Russian and Soviet cinema. The Museum arranges exhibitions on the basis of its fund and collections that » Continue reading


Orlov Paleontology Museum

(Russian Academy of Sciences)
The Orlov paleantography museum is rightly considered one of the largest natural history museums in the world. The history of the museum, in part, is based on the foundation, in 1716, of Peter the First’s Kunstkammer, in » Continue reading


The State Historical Museum

The collections of the Museum were gathered due to the efforts of scientists of all Russia and collectors. There are archeological monuments of all ancient times, collections of coins, manuscripts, old books, pictures, Russian and » Continue reading


The State Darwin Museum

The State Darwin Museum was founded in 1907 by Alexander Kots (1880-1964), a professor at the Moscow Higher Women's College. It became the first world's museum of evolution. The basic purpose of the museum .... » Continue reading


The State Tretyakov Gallery

The State Tretyakov Gallery is a national art museum. It is one of the most outstanding museums in the World. The Gallery was founded by P.Tretyakov, Moscow merchant and textile manufacturer, and it was named …» Continue reading


State Polytechnical Museum

The State Polytechnical Museum in Moscow is considered to be one of the oldest museums all over the world. Hard work of many Russian scientists-enlighteners, members of the Imperial Society » Continue reading

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