Museum Walk in the Center of Moscow, Moscow

Moscow is the capital of Russia and the cultural center of the country. The city boasts a large number of museums which reveal Russia's culture and development. Take this hour tour to visit Moscow's most representative museums in the center of the city.
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Museum Walk in the Center of Moscow Map

Guide Name: Museum Walk in the Center of Moscow
Guide Location: Russia » Moscow (See other walking tours in Moscow)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Author: audrey
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Polytechnical Museum

1) Polytechnical Museum

Established in the late 1800s, the State Polytechnical Museum is one of the oldest exhibition halls in the world. It is also the premier museum of history of technology in Russia. The main objective of the museum is to bring scientific thought and discussion to the masses. With over 100 collections and more than 190,000 exhibits and experiments, that visitors are allowed to participate in, there is no shortage of learning opportunities.

Many leading scientists of the day conferred their...   view more
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Zoological Museum of Moscow University

2) Zoological Museum of Moscow University

One of the largest zoological museums in Russia, the Zoological Museum of Moscow University features over 4.5 million land and sea specimens. Only the Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences is larger. The Zoological Museum of Moscow University is also an important research facility regarding invertebrate zoology, entomology, ichthyology, ornithology and other branches of zoology. Each year results of research are published in the Researching Faunas.

The museum was established in...   view more
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State Museum of Oriental Art

3) State Museum of Oriental Art

The State Museum of Oriental Art, established in 1918, holds an impressive collection of Asian art and culture. From the Middle East and Far East, Central Asia, the Caucasus and the indigenous tribes of Siberia and Eastern Russia, Asian art is represented at its finest and in meticulous form.

Works that span the range of what is creative fill the museum: arts and crafts, sculptures, sketches, and paintings. Although the museum is not equivalent to more prominent museums, it is nonetheless an...   view more
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Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

4) Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (must see)

The Pushkin State Museum, named in honor of the great poet Alexander Pushkin, the father of Russian literature, contains an extensive collection of fine arts from around the world. Located in the heart of Moscow, near the Kremlin, it is one of the largest and most prolific museums in Russia. Only the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg is larger.

Originally named the Museum of Fine Arts, the museum opened in 1912. In 1937, it was renamed the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Although the museum...   view more
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Tolstoy State Museum

5) Tolstoy State Museum

A museum dedicated to the life and works of the prolific and legendary Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, this exhibition hall contains over 6,000 artifacts that belonged to the author and his family. From the dining room that displays the family’s china, the numerous sculptures and paintings, photos, and children’s toys and etchings that abound, great care has been taken to maintain the countryside home as it was when the writer and his family lived there from 1882 to 1901.

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The Museum of History of Moscow

6) The Museum of History of Moscow

The Museum of History of Moscow offers visitors a glimpse into Russian life from the ancient times to the present. The museum was formed in 1896 by the Russian scientific community. The museum has known many names and locations. In 1921, it was named the Moscow Municipal Museum and housed in the Sukhareva Tower. In 1940, the name was changed to Museum of History and Reconstruction of Moscow and located in the Church of John the Theologian "under the Elm". In 1987, the museum received...   view more

Walking Tours in Moscow, Russia

Create Your Own Walk in Moscow

Create Your Own Walk in Moscow

Creating your own self-guided walk in Moscow is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave Moscow without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Moscow, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.8 km
Most Popular Garden Ring Attractions in Moscow

Most Popular Garden Ring Attractions in Moscow

The Garden Ring is the major circular avenue around downtown of Moscow. Originally, the Garden Ring was built as a defensive fortification for Moscow. Today, the circumference of sixteen kilometers of the avenue is rich in architectural beauties, monuments, museums etc. The tour suggested below will help you get more familiar with Moscow's Garden Ring and its fascinating sights.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Moscow's Red Square Fascinating Sights

Moscow's Red Square Fascinating Sights

Located in the heart of Moscow, the Red Square is regarded to be the central square of the whole Russia. It is also one of the most famous squares in the whole world. Spend 3 hours to this self guided tour and enjoy the sights of the heart of Moscow.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
A Walking Tour in Kitai-Gorod, Moscow

A Walking Tour in Kitai-Gorod, Moscow

Kitai-Gorod means China town in the Russian language. This is one of the oldest historical sites in the center of Moscow. In the past, Kitai-Gorod's territory was occupied by traders and craftsmen. Today the famous district is a preserved zone, due Gostiny Dvor, Moscow's first Print Yard, and other meaningful attractions that are presented in the guide below.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Moscow Nightlife

Moscow Nightlife

Moscow boasts with a large number of good nightclubs. The city's nightlife scene features designed venues crowded with stylish guests. The Russian capital has some very popular clubs downtown, such as Solyanka, Propaganda, Art Garbage etc. Take this tour to visit the most popular clubs in the center of Moscow.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Popular Sights of All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow

Popular Sights of All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow

Also known as VDNKh, the All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow is a large complex that occupies a territory of 3 square kilometers and has 400 buildings. The complex provides commercial space for major exhibits, and houses Russia's most important monuments, such as Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, the Friendship of Nations fountain, monument to the Conquerors of Space etc. Don't miss the chance to visit some of the most popular sights at VDNKh. There is a list of attractions suggested below.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 km

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