Top Russian museums, which are worth to visit

Korsunskaya Darya
tuesday, 29 may 2018
Every week make plans for the coming weekend? The Magazine "" made a compilation of Russian museums, which worth a visit. Going to the Museum is an excellent replacement for lazy weekends on the couch, choose a Museum from the top of the Camp site, define the mood of the upcoming weekend – the classic tour or the study of experimental artifacts, and go for the impressions!


The Hermitage

For a visit to the Hermitage in St. Petersburg tourists come from all over the world and for good reason! The Museum, which was once the personal collection of Catherine II, not just because today is the title of the main Russian Museum. Today, the Hermitage is available the gallery of portraits of the Romanovs, paintings from different countries and eras, Scythian gold, Tmutarakan stone, a huge amount of medals, coins, and much more! For a detailed study of interest to exposure, you will have to consider in advance the itinerary.

Where to go: St. Petersburg, Palace square.

Cabinet of curiosities

Time already we are talking about cultural capital, it is impossible to ignore another famous St. Petersburg Museum – the Kunstkamera. Like the Hermitage, the Kunstkamera was originally a private collection. Peter was, as you know, a great lover of natural Sciences, and therefore in the process of immersion in Western culture, staged in St. Petersburg "Cabinet of rarities". The first Emperor of Russia a special interest is any anatomical anomalies of development, so the collection includes a large number of exhibits from different from the norms of animals, plants and even people! Cabinet of curiosities attracts curious tourists, but warns that susceptible people should pass the pickled babies. However, you can also find a variety of ethnographic wonders from around the world: the Mongolian Yurt, a traditional house of the Indonesian people, Japanese dolls or rattles lenkiski shamans.

Where to go: St. Petersburg, Universitetskaya embankment, 3.


The Armoury chamber of the Moscow Kremlin is the main collection of the symbols of the Russian autocracy and luxury! As part of the complex of the Grand Kremlin Palace, the Chamber is located in a building constructed in 1851 by architect Konstantin Ton. The Treasury Museum preserves ancient state regalia, ceremonial clothes of the kings, including the coronation dress, jewelry Russian craftsmen from precious metals and stones, and exhibits received by Russian monarchs as gifts from other States.

The Museum has more than four thousand monuments of decorative and applied art of Russia, Europe and the East IV – beginning of XX century.

Where to go: Moscow, Kremlin.

The Darwin Museum

Look at the theory of evolution is without the boring explanations from textbooks. Alexander Coates, the founder of the Museum, a long time to collect exhibits that will interest anyone who cares about their own origins! Take them to the children's Museum, you don't even have to explain something, the collection is built in such a way that will captivate any child here and the boy is a Neanderthal, and leopards, which show the concept of geographic variability, and a window full of foxes. The most valuable exhibits of the Museum is the extinct animals and birds, for example, the skeleton of a Dodo bird or a stuffed passenger pigeon.

Where to go: Moscow, ul Vavilova, 57.

Grand Maket Russia

The place where is difficult to leave, and the child and adult. Here on the vast area is a layout-map of Russia – this is definitely not a Google map, and detailed, with vivid images, installations from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok! On the layout there go cars and trains, working lights, children ride on the horses, grazing cows and the time of day changes. If you want to study Russian in detail, the plan for the "Grand model" a minimum of 3 hours.

Where to go: St. Petersburg, ul. Tsvetochnaya, 16.

Yasnaya Polyana

Just 14 km from Tula is the famous Museum-estate Yasnaya Polyana where he was born and lived most of his life Leo Tolstoy. If you imagine the luxurious mansions of the Russian aristocracy, it is not necessary, the estate of the Russian writer is a modest country estate with small gardens and picturesque nature. For Tolstoy was a very important atmosphere of freedom and comfort without unnecessary luxury. In many book writer in the descriptions it is possible to get to the house of Leo Tolstoy in "War and peace" the manor is mentioned several times. Inside the spirit of a residential estate, it looks like the owner will come back from a walk to dinner outside you can see the barn with the horses, walking the ducks and geese and even go to kucherskiy the house!

Where to go: 14 km from Tula, Tula region, Shchekinsky R-n, p/o Yasnaya Polyana.

The Museum of iron

A small private Museum, which is dedicated, as you might guess, just one thing! Immerse yourself in "DIELEKTRIChESKIE times", look for cast iron irons, their diversity, try to raise them! Many mistakes, finding the Museum of iron is not interesting, but dissatisfied from there has ever left. Be sure to spend some time in a private collection, if you are with kids, for them it will be best useful leisure, no pictures from books will not replace! In Pereslavl-Zalessky, there are other mini-museums – the railway and the building of the kettle, arrange a small tour!

Where to go: Pereslavl-Zalessky, street Soviet, 11.

Tula samovars

Dolls, Tula gingerbread, Orenburg shawls... Speaking of Russian culture, we remember the many items in this list will always have the samovar. Not everyone knows, but in fact, the first factory of samovars appeared in Russia only at the end of the 18th century. About how our ancestors came up with such a device, about its history and many of its species will tell you, the Museum of Tula samovars. A collection of about three hundred exhibits, from the oldest handmade to our contemporaries.

Where to go: Tula, street Mendeleevsky, 8.

Tula state Museum of weapons

One of the oldest museums of Russia! In 1724, after the decree of Peter I ordered to unsubscribe from melting down old cannons and irrelevant weapons and leave them in storage as "curiosities," what to do Tula arms plant. Today, the total area of buildings within the Museum complex, more than 14 thousand sq. m. the Museum of weapons is not only an exhibition area but also the unique leisure and cultural complex of Russia, there are widely used modern multimedia technologies, which allow to immerse the visitor into the past and help to feel like a participant in great events.

Where to go: Tula, Oktyabrskaya St., 2, and Tula, the Kremlin

Khabarovsk regional Museum named after N. I. Grodekova

You want exotic? Turn in the ticket to Africa, buy a ticket to Khabarovsk! The diversity of the collection you will be amazed! Look for the merchant's shop of the early 20th century, examine the skeleton of the largest animal of this world – the whale fin whales, admire the red wolf and the Amur tiger, will be surprised from the size of the extinct Steller's cow, and after a visit to the exposition of indigenous peoples of the Amur region, here you will find clothing made of fish skin, quivers for arrows, and more!

Where to go: Khabarovsk, Shevchenko str., 11


A must for anyone who believes that science is boring. The Museum was created as a baby, so here touch, disassemble, twist the exhibits, and this is a big difference in the collection of most museums. Today Experimentanium experience will make a delight and adults, especially those who grew up on the magazines "Young technician". See how a tornado is formed, draw in the mirror, Park the car, go through text on the stability of the hands, bilateral contact touch the wall, go inside the bubble, throw coins into a black hole, start the pendulum, use your hands electric shocks! Already want to come here? Keep in mind, the weekend is here crowded, so plan your trip to the Experimentarium in the morning or weekdays.

Where to go: Moscow, Leningrad, etc., 80/11.

The Tretyakov gallery, Peterhof, Pushkin Museum, Russian Museum in Russia, many classic or unconventional, large and mini, public and private museums, each of which is interesting to the General public. Don't miss the opportunity to get acquainted with the history, culture and science, technology and the ancient world, make a visit to the Museum a pleasant habit for the whole family.