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State Historical Museum

#43 of 2,222 things to do in Moscow
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Address: Red Square, 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
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Phone Number: +7 495 692-40-19
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Sun - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Great collections of artefacts but the lack of information in english made it difficult to know more about them. Otherwise cheap ticket and not many visiters when going before... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
niklasisoaho
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is beautiful, the location is very good, but the lack of description in English makes the trip to the Museum futile.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great collections of artefacts but the lack of information in english made it difficult to know more about them. Otherwise cheap ticket and not many visiters when going before noon.

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Anna-Mikhayloca, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at State Historical Museum, responded to this review

Hi! Many thanks for your feedback. A lack of English translations is one of our main issues, we'll try to solve it the nearest future. For those visitors who is going to come to the museum: you can get an audio guide in English. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If nothing else, stop and take a long look at this gorgeous building. And even if you don't like museums, you'll enjoy the interior, too. As a museum, it's a great museum documenting Russia's long and storied history.

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Anna-Mikhayloca, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at State Historical Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comment. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the building and its interiors. We hope to include English labels in some points. More 

Baku, Azerbaijan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were many historical tools and clothes to watch and practice your historical knowledge describing the history of many countries.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The location of the Historical museum is just perfect. It's on the northern end of Red Sq and you cannot miss it. The bldg architecture is also great, painted in red with its snow capped peaks is a perfect photo opt. But, entering it I suggest only to Russian speaking people or history freaks who know everything and don't need... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This museum looke like a large beautiful red castle on one end of the res square. It is open daily except Tuesdays and it is 750 Rub per person. It has a huge collection and as History lovers we enjoyed it a lot.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

My wife and I went to the Russian State Museum on Red Square on May 17, 2016. It was a bit expensive and the admission cost was 750 rubles for each of us (over $10 US per person). The museum is enormous and it is very easy to get lost in the place. We wandered around aimlessly and, although the... More 

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Grenoble, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

non russian speakers: get audio guide. exhibits are in Russian only. some of the rooms have a laminated paper with some English explanation but not all of them. people working there do not speak English either so cannot help (as is with the rest of moscow) otherwise, very interesting collection from 1000 years of history and even some prehistoric artifacts.... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Great museum , the building alone is very attractive , each room is styled differently The medieval period I found to be very interesting. The imperial section gives a good overview of the various Tsars & how they ruled , well worth a visit.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Very big and quite good history musem, with superb location. Quite interesting stuff displayed, but one get the impression that some of the most gorgeous historical objects are scattered around in many other museums which Moscow has to offer, such as The Armoury, The Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Army museum etc. Still, the overal score is excellent and... More 

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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 well.