Timings : Wednesday & Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM,
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Entry Fee : Adult - RUB 300,
Student - RUB 100,
Audioguide - RUB 300
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The museum houses an enormous collection of items and artefacts from the days of the pre-historic tribes of the region to the Russia of today.
The State Historical Museum was established in 1872 to promote the history of Russia and educate the masses about the long past of the country. This imposing structure, built in the Russian Revivalism style, stands on the other end from the St. Basil's Cathedral. It's collections are absolutely enormous, with the total number of objects reaching the 5 million figure! Each exhibition hall of the museum is made to reflect the era to which the items exhibited belong, dating back to the Palaeolithic age. The museum is an impressive representation of all the cultures that have existed and developed in Russia since then. Many excavated objects are on display in these sections, such as a longboat excavated from the Volga river, gold ornaments and figures of the Scythians and funerary marks from the Altai. Exhibitions towards the modern era cover the many rulers of Russia. These collections display various paintings, relics, thrones, artefacts related to the courts and the museum's coin collection is the largest in the country as well. The museum gives an all encompassing look into the history of the vast land.
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