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Moscow Archeology Museum (Музей археологии Москвы)

Archeology Museum Moscow1

The Moscow Archeology Museum is a small museum in the very heart of the capital; the Museum shows the archeological finds which were carried out in the territory of modern Moscow. The exhibition hall of the Museum is located at a depth of 7 meters on one of the archeological excavations in the Moscow center.

Such placement of the Museum allows presenting one of the main exhibits – the Voskresensky bridge abutment of the 17th century which crossed the river Neglinnaya. Now neither the river nor the bridge can already be seen – the Neglinnaya river flows in a specialized tube underground, the bridge had been covered after the fire during the French invasion of Russia in 1812.

Archeology Museum Moscow2Besides the bridge abutment, there are exhibited the collection of the pieces of everyday use like of household items, coins, adornments, dishes, parts of the clothing of the periods from the Palaeolithic age to the 19th century.

The Museum is equipped with the binoculars – the special interactive module which allows seeing the view of the Voskresensky bridge surroundings in different periods.

Open hours and price

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – from 10 to 20

Thursday – from 11 to 21

Day off – Monday and last Friday of each month

Ticket office:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – from 10 to 19

Thursday – from 11 to 20

Day off – Monday and last Friday of each month

Ticket price – 300 rubles

Free of charge for children under 6 years old.

How to get to the Moscow Archeology Museum

1a, Manezhnaya Square, Moscow

In Russian – Москва, Манежная площадь, 1а

Metro station:

  • “Okhotny Riad” (“Охотный Ряд”), line 1 (red) – 120 m walking;
  • or “Teatralnaya” (“Театральная”), line 2 (green);
  • or “Ploschad Revolutsii” (“Площадь Революци”), line 3 (blue).

Links

The Moscow Archeology Museum website in the Russian and English languages

We recommend visiting nearby

Shchusev State Museum of Architecture – 1 km walking

Photo by Findout-Russia.com 

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