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The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia (Государственный центральный музей современной истории России)

The 20th century became tough times in the history of Russia. The overthrow of the monarchy, the revolutionary movements, and involvement in the world wars took a heavy toll on the development of Russia.

The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia represents the collection of the objects and documents which are records of the social and political movements in Russia in the 20th century. The Museum was founded in 1917; the museum pieces have been collecting at one time with historical events. To 1941 the Museum had received more than 1 million exhibit items.

The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia is located in the center of Moscow, in the building of former English Club (1831-1917).

At the present time, the exposition of the Museum is consist of various exhibits – the documents and photographic images, old video records, books, posters, weapons, banners, and furnishing. Visit the Museum gives a great idea of the contemporary history of Russia.

Since April of 2017 to the end of 2018 exhibition halls №4-15 are closed for reconstruction, but several halls about Russian history and some thematic exhibitions are open to visitors.

Open hours and price

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – Sunday – from 11 to 19

Wednesday – from 12 to 21

Day off – Monday

Ticket office:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – Sunday – from 11 to 18.30

Wednesday – from 12 to 20.30

Ticket price – 250 rubles

Free of charge for children under 16 years old.

How to get to the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia

21, Tverskaya str., Moscow

In Russian – Москва, Тверская улица, 21

Metro station:

  • “Pushkinskaya” (“Пушкинская”), line 7 (violet) – 150 m walking
  • or “Tverskaya” (“Тверская”), line 2 (dark green) – 330 m walking
  • or “Chekhovskaya” (“Чеховская”), line 9 (grey) – 420 m walking

Links

The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia website in the Russian, and English languages

We recommend visiting nearby

The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre – 0,9 km walking

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