Museum of Underground Printing-Íouse (1905-1906 ) is a historical museum in Moscow, an affiliate of the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia. It was opened in 1924. The museum is a unique monument of the political history of Russia during the period of the first Revolution of 1905-1907 and is devoted primarily to illegal activity of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party during those years.
The museum is located in an old Moscow district in a three-storey building of 19th c. that belonged to a tradesman Kuzma Kolupaev. The museum is located on the first floor in the left wing of the building where during the First Russian Revolution period that was illegal printing - office.
The interior of the basement where there was the printed –office represented a warehouse of boxes with fruit and barrels with cheese which contained piled of illegal newspapers and leaflets. The printing –office itself with a printing machine was a bit lower than the basement in a well for ground water run-off which can be now seen through a small window in the wall of the basement.
There are several stands with photos, copies of documents and full descriptions of the history of the typography and its workers.
Everyday except Sundays and Mondays – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.