Museum of Patriotic War of 1812 - Moscow

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Museum of Patriotic War of 1812 - Moscow

During a trip to Moscow, there are many attractions that are less noticed by travel agencies and tour operators in Russia. The reason for this is a large number of tourist attractions on the Moscow tour. Because of the large number of tourist attractions and attractive places in Moscow, and the many entertainment programs that tourists can enjoy during their Moscow tour program, some of these attractions are deliberately or unintentionally removed from the list of many tourists. Of course, many of these tourist attractions are removed from the Moscow tour list due to their location within a long distance from the Moscow tourist center, which is quite reasonable and acceptable. However, there are some tourist attractions near the Moscow tourist center that are less popular with tourists. At Star Travel Group, we try to introduce these attractions and places of interest in Moscow to our tourists to visit them. That is why we suggest our tourists get acquainted with these tourist attractions by visiting our blog, and to visit these places if they have enough time during their travel to Moscow. One of these places of interest in the Moscow Tourist Center is the Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812.

 

Museum of Patriotic War of 1812 - Moscow

The Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812 is housed in a magnificent Russian Gothic building with red bricks, located a few hundred meters from the State Historical Museum in central Moscow. This museum, which is not usually chosen as the main part of the Russia tour, often attracts the attention of tourists. Although the museum building was built between 1890 and 1892, the Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812 is a young museum established only in 2012. Various organizations owned the museum's building before the Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812. The Russian Imperial Government initially owned the building. After the October Revolution in 1936, the building was the Lenin Museum's home and continued to house it until 1993. After the Lenin Museum evacuated the building, the building was given to the State Historical Museum and used as a museum store. Nearly twenty years after the State Historical Museum used the building, it was given the Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812. Today, the museum is one of Moscow's tourist attractions that tourists visit during their tour to Russia. Although the museum is not included in the main tour plans, due to its convenient geographical location in Moscow's tourist center, it is often recognized by tourists on tour to Moscow. You can also visit the museum and enjoy its exhibitions and, most importantly, the Napoleonic Wars events in which the Russian Empire participated, if you have enough time during your travel to Moscow.

 

Museum of Patriotic War of 1812 - Moscow

Of course, the Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812 is not the only museum in the center of Moscow that has not received much attention from tourists on tour to Moscow. The Museum of Archeology is also located near Red Square, yet only a few tourists know its existence. The museum is located in a real ancient exploration area, and tourists can visit an entire exploration site while visiting this museum, which makes this museum more attractive. You can visit our blog to get acquainted with other tourist attractions in Moscow and its suburbs. Do not forget that many museums and places of interest, such as the Museum of Archeology in Moscow, are located near Moscow's tourist center. Yet, only a few tourists are aware of their existence and visit them during their trip to Russia.

 

Museum of Patriotic War of 1812 - Moscow

The Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812 opened its doors to tourists of Russia tour in 2012. Located in an old 19th-century building, the museum contains 13 modern halls that tell the Napoleonic Wars' story and the victory of the Russian Imperial Army over the French Army and the liberation of Europe from its conqueror. The Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812 has nearly 2,000 unique exhibits, including 19th-century weapons, medals and military uniforms, military equipment, authentic documents, and war veterans' personal belongings. Of course, these personal belongings include the personal belongings of the two great emperors of Europe at the time, Alexander I and Napoleon, which give the museum its special prestige. Visiting this museum during your travel to Moscow will be unique, especially for those interested in the world's military history. That is why we at Star Travel Group recommend visiting this museum to our tourists. One of the advantages of the museum is the presence of digital and interactive exhibitions that add to this museum's attractiveness.

 

Museum of Patriotic War of 1812 - Moscow

The central part of the Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812, which tourists can visit during their tour to Moscow programs, is the Battle of Borodino Hall. The Battle of Borodino is one of the most famous battles between the Russian Imperial Army and the Grand French Army along the Moskva River, which eventually led to the retreat of the Russian army and Moscow's conquest by the French army. Of course, historians still do not agree on this battle's outcome, and the winner of this battle is not entirely clear. Although the French army ostensibly won the battle and set more than half of the city on fire after Moscow's conquest, many believe that Russia's withdrawal from Moscow was a tactical move, which led to the eventual fall of his empire. The Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812 has collected information about this battle and various documents from this war so that museum visitors can choose the real winner of this battle during their trip to Moscow. One of the most notable exhibits in this hall is Napoleon's bed, abandoned in Moscow when he left Russia. You can see this exhibit and other exhibits in the Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812 during your travel to Russia.

 

Museum of Patriotic War of 1812 - Moscow

In addition to the Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812, many other tourist attractions in Moscow can be significant for tourists. There are also many entertainment programs available to tourists on tour to Russia, which provide a pleasant time for tourists during their trip to Moscow. You can visit our blog to get acquainted with these entertainment and tourism programs. You can also get acquainted with the top restaurants in Moscow, Russian tourist attractions, and Russia's best shopping centers on our blog.