The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia (the former Museum of the Revolution till September 1998) is the national museum of federal importance.
The Museum is housed in the monument of architecture of late classicism of the end of the 18th century in the heart of Moscow. This building was occupied by the Moscow English Club since 1831 till 1917.
In 1917 the Society of Museum of the Revolution was formed. It associated many people of different political views: liberal-minded scientists, cultural workers, writers and publicists, representatives of different tendencies of Russian liberation and revolutionary movements. Right then the main tendencies of the future Museum’s activities which are: to collect dissimilar sources and to study thoroughly the history of Russian liberation movement — were laid down.
Exhibition “Red Moscow” was opened in 1922. Soon this exhibition was transformed into the Moscow historic-revolutionary museum. In 1924 it was renamed into the Museum of the Revolution of the USSR.
In the course of time additions to the collections, extension of chronological and elaboration upon the themes of the museum expositions and exhibitions reflecting the history of the soviet and post-soviet periods, museum profile had changed. The Museum turned into the major museum of contemporary history of Russia.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday -10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (ticket offices close at 5.30 p.m.)
Thursdays – 12 a.m. – 9 p.m. (ticket offices close at 8.30 p.m.)
Saturdays, Sundays – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (ticket offices close at 6.30 p.m.)
Mondays– days off