STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM
With around 4.5 million artifacts on display, dating from the Stone Age to modern-day Russia, the State Historical Museum is a must for any visitor to the Russian capital.
Situated between the Red Square and the Manege Square, the museum is one of the most popular in Russia. Opened in 1894 to mark the coronation of Emperor Alexander III, the museum was created to showcase Russia’s history. The outer design of the building is one that divides critics; but whatever your opinion, the neo-Russian creation of Vladimir Sherwood is certainly a striking one. elite travelers will benefit from a guided visit to the museum, since most of the written explanations are in Russian, but don’t let this deter you, as the museum is a fascinating exponent of the history of Russia.