The State Historical Museum is a national museum of Russian situated in the north part of the Red Square in Moscow. Moreover, the museum owns neighboring buildings of the mint and Moscow State Duma. The collections of the museum reflect Russian history and culture since ancient times till today and are unique considering the number and the value of exhibited objects.
In 1991 the museum was granted a status of one of the most valued object reflecting Russian cultural heritage. In 1993 it got the collections from the central museum named after V.I.Lenin after this museum was closed and moreover it got the building of Moscow State Duma in its possession. In 1994 the museum was granted a status of a scientific research and cultural and educational establishment and became a core centre for all historical museums in Russia.
In 2006 the State Historical museum finished its work on the permanent exposition. 39 halls on two floors introduce Russian history from ancient times to the 20th century to visitors. The exposition starts on the second floor which is devoted to primitive society, Ancient Russia, feudal disunity, fights with foreign intruders, unification of Russia, culture and opening of Siberia. The third floor tell us about Russian politics, culture and economy during Peter the Great`s reign and further on. The museum was reconstructed, lots of historic interiors were restored.
The museum meets all modern requirements.
Everyday except Tuesdays and Thursdays – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (ticket office closes at 5.30 p.m.)
Thursdays – 11 a.m. – 9p.m. (ticket office closes at 8p.m.)
Tuesday – day off