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State Historical Museum

State Historical Museum

The largest Russian museum was established by the emperor Alexander II of Russia in 1872. The collection of the museum completely reflects Russian centuries-old history and culture from ancient times to the present day. The State Historical Museum consists of the main building, exhibition center with the Museum of Patriotic War of 1812, the museums «Pokrovsky Cathedral» and «House of Romanov boyars». Along with St. Basil’s Cathedral the main building is a World Heritage Site. Great Russian artists such as Aivazovsky, Vasnetsov and Serov filled its interiors with magnificent wall paintings. Museum displays and exhibitions have become an integral part of Russia’s cultural life.

Working hours

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Monday
10.00 - 18.00
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10.00 - 18.00
Thursday
11.00 - 21.00
Friday
10.00 - 18.00
Saturday
10.00 - 18.00
Sunday
10.00 - 18.00
Address: Krasnaya Ploshchad, 1
Subway: Ohotny Ryad (1st line)
Phone: +7 495 692 40 19
Site: www.shm.ru
E-mail: shm@shm.ru