Apart from the usual tourist attractions on tour to Russia, many tourists are also interested in visiting the city's leading museums, which are not usually included in Russia tour plans. Some of these museums have studied the history of the tourist destination city, which may be attractive to some people during their Russia tour program. For example, the Museum of History of St. Petersburg, which has multiple branches all around the city, is one of the museums that attract tourists during the St. Petersburg tour program. Moscow also has a similar museum to the Museum of History of St. Petersburg, now known as the Museum of Moscow. However, this museum has been introduced in the past with many different names, such as the Museum of History of Moscow. Although this museum is not usually part of the Moscow tour program, many people are still interested in visiting this museum during their travel to Russia.
The Museum of Moscow was founded in 1896 and is one of the oldest museums in the city. The museum has changed its name and geographical location many times throughout history. For example, in the 1920s, the museum was located in the Sukharev Tower and was called the Moscow Municipal Museum. After the tower was demolished, the museum was moved to a new location and renamed the Museum of History and Reconstruction of Moscow. The Museum of Moscow acquired its current name only in 1987. The Museum of Moscow, like its counterpart in St. Petersburg, has several branches in the city. The four main branches of the Museum of Moscow are the Archaeological Museum, the Lefortovo Museum, the Old English Court Museum and the Gilyarovsky Center. Each of these branches belongs to a different part of the museum. The collection of the Museum of Moscow has nearly one million works in various fields such as antiquities and finds, ancient finds, jewelry, bronze and stone from the oldest ancient periods of Moscow, maps, photographs, documents, paintings, medals, coins, clothing, accessories, furniture, and other items are on display for the public. You can see these spectacular works by visiting any of the Museum of Moscow's branches during your trip to Russia.
Museum of Archeology
The Museum of Archeology of Moscow is known as the jewel of the Museum of Moscow. Located seven meters underground of the city's historical center, the museum is just a few blocks away from the Kremlin, Russia's most popular tourist attraction on tour to Moscow. This place was a place of archaeological excavations in the 1990s, which today is introduced as one of the most attractive museums on the Moscow tour during the trip to Russia. By visiting this museum during their trip to Moscow, tourists will have the opportunity to get acquainted with archaeologists' work and see an ancient site. Besides those, there are several temporary and permanent exhibitions hold in this museum, which you can visit during your tour to Moscow. We at Star Travel Group strongly recommend visiting this museum to our tourists during their travel to Moscow. However, if you do not have enough time on your trip, there are more notable tourist attractions in Moscow that should be visited before the Museum of Archeology of Moscow.
The Lefortovo complex consists of the park and the remains of the Lefortovo Palace, which joined the Museum of Moscow complex in 1999. This fantastic complex allows tourists of Russia Tour to stroll through 18th-century style streets. Since the time of Peter the Great, the palace had hosted many members of the royal family, including Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, and Empress Elizabeth. Many of the complex buildings also date back to the reigns of Catherine the Great and Empress Elizabeth. There are several museums in this magnificent complex where tourists of Moscow tour can see weapons from the reign of Peter the Great. Visit the Russian army uniforms from different eras or get acquainted with the pre-October architecture. Of course, in addition to historical landmarks, this complex has up-to-date recreational and welfare facilities such as restaurants, cafes, sports complexes as well as educational centers for children. In general, this complex is an excellent place for a family visit during the Moscow tour program.
Old English Court
The history of the museum of Old English Court dates back to the 16th century when the rooms of this building were housing the trading company of the Muscovy Company, one of the principal mediators of trade between the Russian and British empires. The 15th to the 17th-century architectural complex is only two blocks from the Red Square, the most famous attractions on tour to Moscow. Tourists can easily visit the museum while wandering around the historical center of Moscow during their tour to Moscow. Due to its antiquity, the museum is a valuable asset to the Moscow tour, both architecturally and historically. That is one reason why tourists would be tempted to visit this museum during their travel to Moscow. In addition to its architectural beauties, visitors to the museum can also see old maps, tools used by the British in sixteenth-century Russia, weapons from the sixteenth century, and a copy of an example of an old English ship in the museum's unique collection. Like other branches of the Museum of Moscow, this museum is located in the historical center of Moscow, which is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about Moscow's history without traveling much inside Moscow.
The last piece added to the Museum of Moscow complex is the Gilyarovsky Cultural and art Center. Located in one of the best geographically places in Moscow, this unique center is dedicated to the famous artist Vladimir Gilyarovsky. Of course, the artworks in this cultural center are not limited to this renowned artist, or only to the contemporary artists from Moscow. The cultural center is not content with displaying contemporary artists' artworks only. It has introduced itself as one of the top venues for theater performances, music concerts, art and cultural seminars, film festivals, educational center, and temporary exhibitions to Moscow residents and tourists of Russia tour. The primary purpose of this cultural center is to promote Russian contemporary art, so tourists who visit this cultural center during their trip to Moscow will have a chance to get more acquainted with Russian culture and Russian contemporary art.
The Museum of Moscow and its branches are often not included on tour to Moscow program because there are many more significant attractions in Moscow that tourists should visit first. However, if you have enough time during your trip to Moscow, we at the Star Travel Group recommend visiting at least one of these museums. You can also learn about other Moscow attractive places on our weblog and their statues on Tour to Moscow. We also provide updates on Russia tour programs and give tips and pieces of advice on how to travel to Russia more efficiently.