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Rich traditions, mesmerizing sights

Although it is the largest city in Europe, Russia’s capital is best explored on foot and through its metro maze. Moscow boasts of impressive architecture, art galleries, museums, churches and cathedrals, and numerous parks and gardens. It’s a great place to go ice skating in the winter, or to experience the banya therapy (hot steam bath, followed by a whipping with birch branches) that made the Russian bath houses famous. Two circuses, a puppet theater, water parks, and many other attractions make Moscow ideal for a family trip as well.

Museums in Moscow

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Qualities

  • Local's picks
  • Famous
  • Cost money

Areas

  • Basmanny
  • Khamovniki
  • Kremlin
  • Presnensky
  • Tverskoy
  • Yakimanka
  • Zamoskvorechye

Types

  • Specialty museum
  • Art museum
  • History museum
  • Military museum
  • Science museum
  • Museum complex
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    Moscow Museum of Animation (Muzey animatsii)

    The first museum of its kind in Russia
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    Yuri Detochkin Museum of Car Theft

    The history of automobile theft in Russi
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    Experimentarium

    A fascinating journey into the world of science
    Locals' Pick
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    Multimedia Art Museum

    New media heaven
    Locals' Pick
    Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War +Add

    Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War

    Museum of World War II
    Skryabin museum +Add

    A.N. Scriabin Memorial Museum

    Music museum
    Old English Court +Add

    Old English Court

    History of Anglo-Russian relations
    FSB headquarters in Moscow (2006-01-078) +Add

    History Hall of the Federal Security Service

    Museum of KGB history
     State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia +Add

    State Central Museum of Contemporary History of ...

    Learn the history of the Bolsheviks
    Sakharov museum in Moscow +Add

    Sakharov Museum and Public Centre

    Political/communist museum
    Moscow Polytechnic Museum +Add

    Polytechnic Museum

    Museum of sciences
    Chekhov House-Museum  +Add

    Chekhov House-Museum

    Home of the legendary Russian writer
    Andrei Abramov, Moscow Cat museum foundator +Add

    Moscow Cat Museum

    Unique exhibition of all things feline
    Army +Add

    Central Museum of the Internal Russian Army

    Russian military museum
    Moscow State University +Add

    Earth Science Museum

    Museum of Earth-science
    Orlov Paleontology Museum +Add

    Orlov Paleontology Museum

    Paleontology museum of prehistoric life
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    Museum of Forests

    Forestry museum
    Darvinovskiy museum3 +Add

    Stages of Nature Cognition

    The evolution of humans explained
    Observing Dance (I) +Add

    Museum of Decorative and Folk Arts

    Russian folk and decorative art
    Vysotsky-House Taganka(1) +Add

    Vladimir Vysotsky Museum

    A tribute to the legend of Vladimir Vysotskii
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    Museum of Private Collections

    Historic collections of fine art
    Gobelet-Khodynka-reproduction +Add

    Ground Moscow

    A fine display of Russian Art
    Russian:  ««Благовещение. Мистическая охота на единорога»»The Mystic Hunt of the Unicorn Representing Annunciation +Add

    Hunting and Fishing Museum

    History of outdoor pursuits
    Vladimir Putin 12 April 2001-3 +Add

    Central House of Aviation and Cosmonautics

    Military aviation museum
    Schatz I Museum +Add

    Schatz I Museum

    Paintings from Russia's most renowned painters
    Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str. View of the Moscow Kremlin from window of the Shchusev State Museum of Architecture. +Add

    Shchusev Architectural Museum

    A unique history of Russian design
    The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts +Add

    Art of Ancient Civilization

    Ancient artefacts museum
    Yuri Gagarin +Add

    Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

    Space museum
    Dostoyevsky's last apartment +Add

    Dostoevsky Apartment Museum

    Home of Russia's most famed writer
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    Glinka State Central Museum of Musical Culture

    Cultural museum
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    Ostankino

    Historic home of Russia's richest aristocratic family
    Famous
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    Izmailovo

    Home of Russia's aristocratic gentry
    Famous
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    Folk Graphics Museum

    History of Russian visual art
    Famous
    Napoleon at Moscow: "The Command of God to Retreat" +Add

    Moscow Military District History Museum

    Russian military district history from 1864 till now
    Great Patriotic War Museum +Add

    Museum of the Great Patriotic War

    World War Two Museum
    Camera Obscura at the "Dreams for Those Who Are Awake" exhibition at the MMOMA +Add

    Moscow Museum of Modern Art

    Modern art, Russian style
    Locals' Pick
    Dmitry Medvedev 19 June 2008-3 +Add

    Moscow House of Photography

    Modern photographic art
    Locals' Pick
    Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics +Add

    Memorial Museum of Space Exploration

    Russian space exploration
    Kremlin Arsenal +Add

    Kremlin Arsenal

    Home of the Kremlin Regiment
    Armoury, The Kremlin, Moscow +Add

    Kremlin Armoury

    Imperial Russian armoury and treasures
    Fersman Mineralogical Museum +Add

    Fersman Mineralogical Museum

    One of the biggest mineral museums in the world
    encrusted with diamonds +Add

    Diamond Fund

    Russia's biggest collection of gems
    Famous
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    Central Armed Forces Museum

    Explore the history of Russia's mighty Red Army
    Bulgakov Museum +Add

    Bulgakov Museum

    Visit the home of one of the Soviet Union's most renowned authors
    Museum of Moscow History +Add

    Museum of Moscow History

    A rich collection of treasures chronicling the history of Moscow
    Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts +Add

    Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

    Enjoy fine European arts
    Locals' Pick
    State Historical Museum +Add

    State Historical Museum

    In-depth Russian history
    State Tretyakov Gallery +Add

    State Tretyakov Gallery

    The history of Russian art
    Famous
    Locals' Pick