“What should I see in Moscow?” an answer to this question depends entirely on your interests. Moscow is vast with an astonishing number of museums and galleries. The guide below lists a few of the major museums. Every third week of the month you can do it absolutely for free, while during the other time of the year there’s an entrance fee. Here are some ideas, where you can spend The Moscow Museum Week.
Tue-Sat: 10 AM-6 PM
Address: 57 Vavilova str., Moscow
The main mission of the museum is to collect, preserve and study the natural heritage. With the help of rich collections, permanent and temporary exhibitions, scientific publications, educative and interactive programs the museum’s goal is to develop and popularize the main achievements in the sphere of evolution theory, ecology and other important sectors of modern biology and animalistic art, and the most important – to make this knowledge interesting and available to a wide audience.
Since the very beginning, in 1907, the State Darwin Museum was planned as a museum dedicated to the theory of evolution. Thus all main collections were formed to translate this idea, unlike the majority of natural science museums – collections were arranged in such way that allowed to show the natural variability of animals (individual or geographical) and to demonstrate the most important fundamental principles of Charles Darwin’ Theory of Evolution.
Wed: 10 AM-6 PM
Thu: 1 PM-9 PM
Fri-Sun: 10 AM-6 PM
Address: Bolshoy Strochenovsky pereulok 24 , Moscow
The main exhibition, covering the life and career of the most-read Russian poet worldwide (according to UNESCO), was created by a group of volunteers and then presented to Moscow – Yesenin’s beloved city.
Unique artwork recreates the atmosphere in which Yesenin’s Poetry was born. The poet’s Moscow life and oeuvre are the main focus of this exhibition, which also surveys his creative career as a whole. The exhibition ends with the ‘Yesenin as a part of world culture’ collection, where the poet’s pieces are presented alongside those of the most eminent figures in world culture.
The literature and memorial part of the exhibition offers a look at Yesenin’s personal belongings, manuscripts and publications, personal papers, photos of the poet and his friends and family.
Daily from 11 AM – 10 PM
Address: 9/32 Krymsky Val st., 119049, Moscow
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is a place for people, art, and ideas to create history.
Every year Garage organizes around ten exhibitions, including major retrospectives of key Russian and international artists, group shows, and presentations of new work made for Garage Atrium or Garage Square. Some exhibitions produced by Garage then travel to other Russian cities or abroad. The team at Garage is interested in promoting knowledge on contemporary art and developing new forms of interaction with visitors.
The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100 is a major exhibition project that brings together historical and new works by over 50 Russian and international artists and will occupy the entire Museum building. It takes a look at a future already in the making, when the environmental agenda will become one of the main political questions.
Designed in the format of an eco forum, the public program accompanying the exhibition The Coming World offers guided tours of the show based around the thematic modules Atmosphere, Water, and Evolution; a series of Game Club’s Let’s Play sessions; a family lecture; and a Discussion Club for teenagers. Eco forum is a meeting place for artists, curators, scientists, and activists exploring today’s environmental agenda: future scenarios and survival strategies.
Tuesday – Friday: 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Address: Vystavochnaya Metro station
It is easier to get to the Museum of the Moscow Metro, of course, by subway. It is located in the huge underground lobby of the metro stations “Vystavochnaya” and “Delovoy Centr” under the famous Moscow city.
The museum presents:
– documents kept by metro workers;
– collection of travel documents and tokens for a long period of time (including subways of other cities);
– operating models of various systems, among them:
– Metro cab;
– traffic lights;
– model of the escalator;
– various remotes and more.
Tue-Sat: 10 AM-8 PM
Address: Zubovsky b-R, 2, Moscow
The Museum of Moscow is one of the oldest museums of the city. Its collection was established on the initiative of Russian scientific community in 1896. The museum acquired more than one million articles depicting life in the city throughout its history, from Moscow’s ancient beginnings to the present day. This collection contains the archaeological finds, ancient tools, jewelry, bronze and stone items from most ancient period of Moscow history. There is a collection of maps and drafts which show how the city grew from year to year. Great number of photos recreates the important occasions, celebrations, and events of Moscow since middle of the 19th century to the present day. The museum holds original costumes, accessories, furniture and other everyday objects produced by talented Russian and European masters.
Last year every third Sunday of the month when free tickets were offered, museums were visited by around 85,000 people, and in 2018 – by more than a million people. The campaign was very popular, but the flow of people often caused queues at the entrance and prevented viewing the exhibition thoroughly. So, the new project “The Moscow Museum Week” permits to go to museums for free during 7 days. By the way, check our article to find out more ways, how to save money in Moscow. So what are you waiting for? A great cultural program for the evening is for you and your family.
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Author: Ekaterina Znak