The State Museum of Oriental Art (Государственный музей искусств народов Востока)

The State Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow is deemed one of the largest depositories of Oriental and Caucasian countries ethnographic collections. It is the unique museum in Russia, which presents the culture and art of more than 100 countries of Asia and Africa.

Since the year of foundation, 1918, to the present time, the museum collection acquired about 148 thousand exhibits. The State Museum of Oriental Art is included in the Government List of the Most Valuable Objects of Cultural Heritage of the Peoples of the Russian Federation.

The permanent exposition presents the artifacts and artworks of the Middle East and the Far East countries, the Caucasus, and the Peoples of the North. The Museum is richly stored with the art of Korea, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Iran, India, Central Asia, Mongolia, Tibet, and other countries.

Open hours and price

Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – from 11 to 20 (ticket office till 19.30)

Wednesday, Thursday – from 12 to 21 (ticket office till 20.30)

Day off – Monday

Ticket price 400 rubles

How to get to the State Museum of Oriental Art

Moscow, Nikitskiy Bulvar, 12a

In the Russian language – Москва, Никитский бульвар, 12а

Metro station:

  • “Arbatskaya” (“Арбатская”) – line 3 (blue) or line 4 (light blue) – 600 m walking;
  • “Aleksandrovsky Sad” (“Александровский Сад”) – line 4 (light blue) – 1 km walking.


The State Museum of Oriental Art website in the Russian, and English languages

We recommend visiting nearby

Shchusev State Museum of Architecture – 0.9 km walking

Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts – 1.4 km walking



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