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Gogol Museum

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Gogol`s house in Nikitsky Boulevard is the only place in Moscow that keeps memory of the last years of Nikolai Gogol. The Gogol Museum underwent renovation in 2009 and now visitors can see the fireplace where Gogol burnt one of his famous manuscripts of Dead Souls and see the rooms where he passed his final hours.

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accessibility:“Arbatskaya” metro station
tel:(495) 690-58-81, (495) 695-92-56
openingHours:Open every day, except Tuesday and the last day of every month, 12am - 7pm (ticket office closes at 6pm), weekends 12am – 5pm.
url:www.domgogolya.ru
address:7a Nikitsky Boulevard , Moscow, Russia
email:museum@domgogolya.ru

Kolomenskoye Museum-Preserve

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Church of the icon of Our Lady of Kazan, Kolomenskoye, Moscow
Church of the icon of Our Lady of Kazan, Kolomenskoye, Moscow
photo by: Svetlana Tikhonova

The Moscow's suburbs attract by many Museums-Preserves and the Museums-Estates, which are the favourite places of the Muscovites, who like to rest and walk here on weekends. One of the most interesting museum under the open sky is "Kolomenskoye" Museum-Preserve (open from 11.00 to 17.00, except Mondays). This architectural and historical preserve built in the 16th - 17th centuries used to be a village residence of the Russian Tsars (Peter the Great spent his early years here, in Kolomenskoye). The museum is famous with its outstanding example of 16th-century tent-roof more..

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address:Andropov Avenue 39
accessibility:"Kolomenskaya" Metro station

The Museums of the Moscow Kremlin

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The oldest museums of Moscow are located in the territory of the Moscow Kremlin. One of them is "Oruzheinaya Palata" or "The Armoury" (Armoury Chamber). The Armoury was founded about 500 years ago. In the 15th century it was called "Kazennaya Palata", where the Tsar treasures had been stored. The museum displays the unique specimens of applied art and precious utensils, i.e. collection of jewelry of the 12th-20th centuries; the collection of West-European silver utensils of the 13th-19th centuries (ambassador's gifts); the collection of elite more..

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tel.: 921-4720
email:efragatzi@hotmail.com

The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

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The biggest Moscow's collection of the Western-European art is on display at the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (Volkhonka Street, 12, "Kropotkinskaya" Metro station, Tel.: 203-9578 or 203-7998, open from 11.00 to 20.00, except Monday). The Museum comprises the collections displayed in the Halls of Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Antique, Early-Christian Arts. On display are the paintings and sculptures of the 14th - 19th centuries, the works by famous Italian painters (Simone Martini, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Domenico Tresini), Holland painters (Peter Piters, Peter more..

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tel.:203-9578
address:Volkhonka Street 14

The State Tretyakov Gallery

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The State Tretyakov Gallery is the biggest art museum in Russia housing the largest collection of the Russian art. The Gallery was founded by P.M. Tretyakov (1832-1898), a Moscow merchant, who dreamed of a museum accessible for any visitor, with fine collection of objects, which would describe the whole history of the Russian art. On display here are the specimens of early Russian art of the 9th to 17th centuries, including the icons of the 12th to 17th centuries from Kiev, Novgorod, Central Russia painted by Andrei Rublev, Simon Ushakov, Dionysius; pictures; drawings and more..

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tel.:230-7788, 231-1362
address:Lavrushinsky Per. 12, Metro stations: "Treryakovskaya" or "Polyanka"

Museum of Tropinin and Moscow Artists of His Time

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Small but interesting art museum with collection of paintings, water-coloursand other items. Main theme is "Russian portraits of the 17-18th centuries". Works by famous russian artists such as V. A. Tropinin, F. S. Rokotov, V. L. Borovikovsky, D. G. Levitsky are represented here.

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accessibility:metro station: "Tretyakovskaya"
openingHours:Monday, Thursday, Friday 12:00-18:00; Saturday, Sunday 10:00-16:00
address:Schetininsky per., 10

The Museum of the History of Moscow

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Those, who are deeply interested in the history of Moscow, may visit the Museum of the History of Moscow (open: 12.00-18.00; Wednesday, Friday: from 12.00 to 20.00, closed on Mondays).

type:Palaces
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tel.:924-84-90
address: Novaya Ploshchad, 12, "Lubyanka" Metro station

The State Museum of Oriental Art

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The art of oriental countries (China, Korea, Japan, India, Middle and South-East Asia, Kazakhstan) is presented by collection of the State Museum of Oriental Art (open daily from 10.00 to 20.00, except Mondays). The collection presents the time period from the 4th millennium and up to the present days. The collection of the far east Art is especially interesting, it displays a lot of unique samples.

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tel.: 202-4555
address: Nikitsky Bulvar Street, 12a, "Pushkinskaya" or "Arbatskaya" Metro stations

The Museum of Applied and Folk Art

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The best samples of the true Russian art, ceramics from Gzhel, specimens from Khokhloma, Palekh, Fedoskino, etc. are displayed at the exhibition halls of the Museum of Applied and Folk Art (open from 10.00 to 18.00, and from 12.00-20.00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, except Fridays and the last Thursday). The Museum exhibits fine collection of furniture, china, glass, clothing of the 18th to 20th centuries, the collection of agitation china specimens of the 20-ies to 30-ies, artistic textile of the 16th to 20th century; samovars from private collections presented to the Museum.

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tel.:291-0139, 923-1741
address:Delegatskaya Street 3, "Tsvetnoy Bulvar" or "Mayakovskaya" Metro stations

The Palace-Museum of Serf Art in Ostankino

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The Palace-Museum of Serf Art in Ostankino (open May-September from 10.00 to 18.00) is a brilliant monument representing the classic architectural style of the 18th century, the palace-theatre, which once was famous with the theatrical talents of the local serf theatre.

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tel.:283-4645
address:1st Ostankinskaya Street, 5, "VDNH" Metro station, tram No. 11

The State Historical Museum

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Historical museum (right) and Nikolskaya (St.Nicolas) Tower of Moscow Kremlin
Historical museum (right) and Nikolskaya (St.Nicolas) Tower of Moscow Kremlin
photo by: Svetlana Tikhonova

No doubt, the Moscow Kremlin presents a unique collection of rare specimens of the Russian history and culture. However, there is one more museum in Moscow of no less value, this is the State Historical Museum The main building of the Museum was built in 1875-1881 to the design of architect V. Sherwood in a traditional Russian style.

The museum displays the most complete collections of coins and medals; the country's largest archaeological collection; the collection of ancient manuscripts and books; the collections of arms, clothing; the collection of precious more..

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tel.:292-8452
address:Red Square, 1/2
accessibility:metro stations: "Okhotny Ryad", "Ploschad Revolutsii", "Teatral'naya"
openingHours:Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 10.00 - 18.00; Sunday 11.00 - 20.00. Tuesday closed. First Monday of the month closed
url:www.shm.ru

The Tsaritsyno Museum

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The Museum is open from 11.00 to 18.00; Wednesdays and Sundays - from 10.00 to 17.00, except Mondays, Tuesdays. It displays the ancient furniture and ceramics, and fine collection of the modern paintings.

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address:Dolskaya Street, 1, "Tsaritsyno" or "Orekhovo" Metro stations
tel:321-07-43

The Andrei Rublev Museum of Early Russian Culture and Art

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One of the best collections of icons belongs to The Andrei Rublev Museum of Early Russian Culture and Art (Andronyevskaya Square, 10, the "Ploshchad Ilyicha" Metro station, 278-1289, open from 11.00 to 17.00, except Wednesday and last Friday). On display are the icons of Moscow's school of the 15th to 16th centuries, sculptures of the 12th to 17th centuries, the copies of frescoes. The affiliate of the museum located at the Church of the Intercession at Fili (See Chapter "Churches and Monasteries”, open: 11.00-17.30, except weekends) displays the icons of the end of the 17th more..

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tel.:148-4552
address:Novozavodskaya St., 6, Metro station: "Fili"

The Bakhrushin State Central Museum of Theatrical Art

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The State Central Museum of Theatrical Art, as the Tretyakov Gallery, bears the name of its founder, A.A. Bakhrushin (open from 12.00-18.00, except Tuesdays, and the last Monday) is a fundamental collection of theatrical sketches, clothing and memorial objects related to the history of the Russian theatre.

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tel.:233-4470
address:Bakhrushin Street, 31/12, "Paveletskaya" Metro station

The Ceramics Museum in Kuskovo

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Three beautiful Palace-Garden ensembles deserve special attention. Walking along the alleys of ancient parks may bring you a great satisfaction and the exhibits will surely surprise you by their beauty and peculiarity. The Ceramics Museum and the 18th-century palace-garden ensemble of Kuskovo (open from 10.00 to 15.00, except Mondays, Tuesdays, the last Wednesday) displays the finest collection of ceramics and sophisticated interior of the palace.

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tel.:370-01-60
address:Yunost Street, 2, "Ryazansky Prospect" Metro station

Chambers of the 16th-17th Centuries in Zaryadye

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"Chambers of the 16th-17th Cen­turies in Zaryadye" is a branch of the State Historical Museum.
It is housed in the so-called Chambers of the Romanov Boyars on the Varvarka Street.

Here, in small rooms with low, vaulted ceilings is recreated the de­cor of a boyar house of that period. Assembled here are household arti­cles, needlework, cold steel and firearms, and books from a per­sonal more..

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address:Varvarka Street, 10; Metro station "Kitai Gorod"

Gogol Museum

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Gogol`s house in Nikitsky Boulevard is the only place in Moscow that keeps memory of the last years of Nikolai Gogol. The Gogol Museum underwent renovation in 2009 and now visitors can see the fireplace where Gogol burnt one of his famous manuscripts of Dead Souls and see the rooms where he passed his final hours.

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accessibility:“Arbatskaya” metro station
tel:(495) 690-58-81, (495) 695-92-56
openingHours:Open every day, except Tuesday and the last day of every month, 12am - 7pm (ticket office closes at 6pm), weekends 12am – 5pm.
url:www.domgogolya.ru
address:Moscow, Nikitsky Boulevard, 7a
email:museum@domgogolya.ru
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