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01.09.2021 — 29.06.2025
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01.09.2021 — 29.06.2025
от 550 ₽
Tverskaya 21, 1, Moscow

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat from 10:00 to 20:00, Thu from 11:00 to 21:00,

Mon – closed

Ticket sales at the ticket offices stop 30 minutes before the Museum closes.

Visitors belonging to the privileged categories can get a free ticket at the museum's ticket office. In case of purchasing a free or discounted ticket, visitors are obliged to show a document confirming the right to a benefit at the control.

The Museum of Contemporary History of Russia collection (former the Museum of the Revolution of the USSR) was formed under the influence of the events taking place in the state. Initially, the museum was created as the museum of the revolutionary and democratic movement, and it saw its main tasks as showing the glorious revolutionary past, the chanting of the fighters against the autocracy, the story about the history of the CPSU (b). However, from the very first days, the museum began to receive not only documentary materials, but also the material relics. The museum actively complicated propaganda porcelain, art lacquers, metal and glass objects symbolizing the struggle of the working class for the fair world. When completing art collections, the plot has always been very important for the museum — the historical event reflected in the particular work, the disclosure of the surrounding life actual themes by artistic means. Thus, the collection of decorative and applied arts was gradually formed. The Museum of the Revolution storages were actively replenished with the gifts from the Soviet and foreign delegations to leaders of the state, prominent political and economic figures of the country, as well as with the products made in the single copy for the opening of various congresses and party conferences. Despite the fact that these items were created by the best masters of their time, not all of them could be exhibited in the permanent exhibition. In different years, the museum staff found many ways to show art relics to visitors: these were exhibitions of gifts, and visible storage of museum collections, and, finally, the exhibition that you see now — “Kaleidoscope of Collections. Rarities of the Museum Collection”. We have tried to show you all the best and most interesting that the museum has accumulated over its almost 100-year history. The exposition is based on the collection show principle with elements of the visible storage. Each hall is dedicated to one or two museum collections: these are models of ships, objects made of ceramics, wood, bone and glass, as well as fabrics, art lacquers, porcelain, and metal. With the help of QR codes, you could learn more about the formation of collections and about the items presented at the exposition. We wish you a pleasant viewng