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State Historical Museum

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Address: Red Square, 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
Phone Number: +7 495 692-40-19
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Description: A 5000 year-old boat and other fascinating archaeological exhibits trace...
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.
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U got.to love russian history

You got to love Russian history in order to appreciate the museum. There are 3 floors in total and audio guides are available before you enter the display halls. Be there early as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

You got to love Russian history in order to appreciate the museum. There are 3 floors in total and audio guides are available before you enter the display halls. Be there early as the English audio guides run out fast. Without the English audio guides you may have problem understanding the specific exhibits as the explanation are in Russian. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The museum is impressive both from the outside and from the inside. It has a huge permanent exhibition, and there are always several special exhibitions which change from time to time. A quick run should take about 1.5 hours, but if you want to see everything, it can take 4 hours and more. Be aware that the museum doesn't provide... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Only if you want to learn more about russian history. I don't find it's very attractive to me. But i like the building like from fairy-tale.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very beautifull and interesting collection of really old items as well as representation of imperial history of the Russian heritage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I could stand in front of this building and stare at it for days. I counted at least 12 layers of brick on the facade before you reach the glass of the windows. The museum itself was very enjoyable. I just wish the original revolution and later coup had not destroyed so many precious relics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Amazing historical overview from stone age to the 19th century. A lot of unique objects. Plan to spend at least 3-4 hours here. There is a decent russian cuisine restaurant inside, for a short break

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The colossal building near the entrance to the Red Square is in the center of tourists' attention. A few words about its history. It was opened in late 19th century. The floor plan was the following. The first floor was dedicated to pre-Romanov period. Each hall - a specific period. The second floor - Romanov times. Each hall was devoted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Beautiful from the outside. The inside is nice, although most of the information is in Russian. The stuff presented is quite the as in the Kremlin. However, worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Im a foreign student n i have isic card so basically the price is 100ruble and English audio guide is 300ruble. Some hall might not have the explanation but u can read the description(some hall have English translation n some not) The museum consist of 35hall and 2 floor. It is amazing n it took me roughly 3hours of excursion.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The State Historical Museum in Moscow is one of the main attractions both for Russian and foreign guests. The museum is located in the centre and easy to get. The staff is friendly and helpful. The interior in the main hall is "very Russian" if I can say so. But actually the building itself is very beautiful and a piece... More 

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