Top 5 historical Museums to visit in Moscow

Check out our list of Top 5 historical museums to visit in Moscow. A true tourist is always in search of these, so we wanted to make sure you do not miss anything essential. That is why we have combined the museum descriptions with the most important information for you to easily plan a visit. Click ahead!

The State Historical Museum
Of course, number one on our list is this eye-catching building which you have probably came across already while touring the Red square. This museum is home to a great number of archaeological and anthropological collections. The main goal of State Historical Museum is to recreate the history of Russia in one exposition. Are you up for exploring it all?

Opening hours:
Daily from 11.00 to 19.00, closed on Tuesdays.

Address: Red Square, 1 (Google maps link)

Website – en.shm.ru
The State Historical Museum

The Kremlin Armory Museum
The Armory preserves Moscow's oldest and most precious museum, which consists of a stunning collection of Tsarist artifacts, Russian and foreign jewelry and armor. It is quite fascinating to go through the exposition of the things that created the royal life environment. Court dresses, religious vestments, state regalia and ceremonial objects (such as thrones and crowns). If isles of shiny golden utensils and diamond covered gimmicks is what you would like, then this place certainly worth visiting.

Opening hours:
Every day– 10:00 to 18:00, Day off - Thursday

Address: The Moscow Kremlin (Google maps link)

Website – armoury-chamber.kreml.ru

+ If you choose to visit the Armory Museum we recommend you to check out the Diamond Fund as well since it is located in the same building. The fund presents an exquisite collection of Imperial treasury. The gem collection of Peter I, established in 1719 is a unique collection of jewelry and natural nuggets. For more than three centuries Russian monarchs were enlarging the collection that you can see today.

Opening hours:
Excursions daily from 10:00 to 17:00 at twenty-minute intervals.

Closed between 13.00 and 14.00. Closed on Thursdays.
The Kremlin Armory Museum

Moscow Paleontological Museum
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: Profsoyuznaya Ulitsa, 123 (Google maps link)

Website – paleo.ru/museum-en/
Moscow Paleontological Museum

The State Darwin Museum
This is a century-old museum known as one of the largest museums of natural science in Russia. Modern exposition illustrates different evolution processes with collections including about 400 000 exhibits. The facility is well equipped with the latest museum technologies, what makes your experience brighter and deeper.

Opening hours:
Daily – 10:00 to 18:00, Day off - Monday

Address: Petrovka Ulitsa, 25 (Google maps link)

Website – mmoma.ru/en/
The State Darwin Museum

Multimedium Historical Park "Russia – my history"
This is a rather unique way of getting in touch with Russian History. The historical park consists of three multimedia expositions which are devoted to the 1000-year period of the Rurik and Romanov dynasties reign and the latest, but no less important story called "The XX century. From Great Upheaval to a Great Victory. 1917-1945".

Opening hours:
Daily, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Day off - Monday

Address: Prospekt Mira, 119 (Google maps link)

Website – myhistorypark.ru
Multimedium Historical Park "Russia – my history"
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