Top 5 art museums to visit in Moscow

We decided to make your way around the art museums of Moscow easier to enjoy by putting together them in this top 5 must-visit list. For your convenience, the list offers a short description of the museum, working hours and a link to the website for more details if necessary. Enjoy!


State Tretyakov Gallery
This museum is known as the world's biggest treasury of Russian fine art. You might be familiar with such Russian art giants as Malevich, Kandinsky or Chagall, but have you ever wondered who was there before them? The roots of Russian art is what you will explore while touring the museum. Centuries of art neatly aligned in one place. From the first icon masterpieces to the best paintings of the XX century. Even if you are not a big fan of art, this museum is still worth visiting, because it is not just about artists, but about Russian culture reflected on their canvas.

Main gallery Opening hours:
Daily – 10:00 to 19:00, except Mondays

House of Artists Opening hours:
Daily from 10:00 – 20:00, except Mondays

Address: Lavrushinsky Ln, 10 (Google maps link)

Website – tretyakovgallery.ru/en/
Tretyakovskaya galereya

The State Pushkin Museum of Visual Art
This place is for the true art fans. The museum presents a broad variety of sculptures, paintings and applied art from ancient times until the present days. The highlight of the museum's collection is European art from XVII century, particularly French impressionists and post-impressionists such as Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Van Gogh etc.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday – 10:00 to 18:00, closed on Mondays

Address: Ulitsa Volkhonka, 12 (Google maps link)

Website – pushkinmuseum.art/?lang=en
The State Pushkin Museum of Visual Art

The Andrei Rublev Museum of Ancient Russian Art
If you are keen on ancient history we recommend you to immerse in the depth of Russian art history by visiting this unusual museum. It is known for a great collection of Russian Orthodox art.

The museum itself is situated in the Andronikov Monastery, which is already a unique case.

Opening hours:
Daily – 11:00 to 18:00, except Wednesdays and the last Friday of each month.


Address: Andron'yevskaya Ploshchad', 10 (Google maps link)

Website – rublev-museum.ru/english
The State Pushkin Museum of Visual Art

Moscow museum of modern art
This Museum is the first one to shape its collection around XX and XXI centuries only. The permanent collection of the museum highlights the milestones of the avant-garde development. In addition, MMOMA offers various temporary expositions for all types of visitors.

Opening hours:
Monday – Sunday: 12:00 – 20:00
Thursday: 13:00 – 21:00
The Museum is closed every third Monday of the month

Address: Petrovka Ulitsa, 25 (Google maps link)

Website – mmoma.ru/en/
Moscow museum of modern art

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Last, but not least is a contemporary art museum, which is located in the very picturesque district of central Moscow. This place creates an environment for new artistic ideas and has a wide variety of cultural events. Garage museum mainly holds the temporary exhibitions, so before visiting you can check out contents of the current exposition on the website below.

Opening hours:
Daily, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Address: Krimsky Val, 9 building 32 (Google maps link)

Website – garagemca.org/en
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
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