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State Historical Museum

Address: Krasnaya Sq., 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
Phone Number: 7-495-692-37-31
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Ranked #49 of 1,338 Attractions in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: A 5000 year-old boat and other fascinating archaeological exhibits trace the history of Russian...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW 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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Kaliningrad, Russia
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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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Branson, Missouri, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I loved all of the Red Square! It was super fun! The guy that took the tickets was rude, but other than that people are friendly, and of course museams are beautiful! Lots of amazing history here!!!!!

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a huge museum right on the Red Sq. There are many religious relics, statues and paintings - many are made of solid gold and other precious metals with expensive stones. I have never seen so much gold in my life (and I visited Cairo museum with Tutanchamon :P ). The structure of the museum didn't quit make sense... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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90 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Is really such an interesting Museum! It is open daily except on Tuesdays, from 10 till 6 and on Thursdays from 11 to 9 and the cashier is open until 30 minutes before closing. 300 rubles for adults, 100 for students. 300 rubles for audioguide. They have objects from the prehistóric era up till the XX century. ....I enjoyed very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This museum is well worth visiting when in Moscow. There is a huge amount to see inside and it houses a lot of interesting stuff. There is also a restaurant inside which has an English menu too. The only complaint is that I feel more of the information boards could have been in English and explained things more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I spent nearly 3 hours in this museum, and found it more interesting that I had anticipated. I agree, totally, that the audio guide is a must, as anyone who does not understand Russian will struggle to appreciate what they are looking at. Covering from pre historic times, to the Romanovs but with some ancient exhibits, such as the mammoth... More 

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a beautiful building from the outside and houses what looks like an impressive collection however everything is in Russian which means that while I could visually appreciate what I was looking at, most of the time I had no idea what is was etc.. which makes it a very frustrating experience - not worth the money.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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11 attraction reviews
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Right on Red Square, tickets are on entry, and not through the Kremlin ticket office, you can also buy a combi ticket here to include entry to St Basils cathedral. Very good museum, taking you through the complete history of Russia, for those who dont want the audioguide there are laminated sheets at the entrance of each room, these explain... More 

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Mountain View, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have visited this museum 4-5 times over the years, and finally got the audioguide. In fact, I visited half the rooms on one day, with audioguide; and willingly spent the same to come back a second day. Nowhere else will get the the sweep of Russian history in such a visual and engrossing way. The prehistoric rooms present relics... More 

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