The Moscow Mayor has announced that museums and other cultural institutions in Moscow will reopen on Friday, January 22.
We have already told you about some of our favourite technology and art museums in Moscow. In this, the third installment of our museum guide, we ‘d like to tell you about some Moscow museums that are great for literature and history lovers, as well as a couple of unusual museums that used to be home to prominent writers, artists and composers.
While St. Petersburg is considered the ‘cultural capital’ of Russia, Moscow competes with it in the number of arts museums and world-renowned exhibitions. In the second installment of our museum guide, we have compiled a list of arts museums, all of which are a great addition to the must-see programme that includes the Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin Art Museum.
Coming up on the heels of Park Day, May 18 marks Museum Night in Moscow. With every year, the event gets bigger and bigger, and it’s hard not to get lost in the schedule’s plentiful offerings. Read on for a summary of select events that will take place on the night of May 18. Museums offer unusual excursions and concerts in honor of the event, so Museum Night is not to be missed. Admission to many of the events is free, but be prepared for long queues at some of the more popular venues.
A great way to get into the Christmas spirit in Moscow is to walk around the decorated streets and parks. But when it’s cold outside, visiting a museum is a warmer alternative that can also bring new knowledge and impressions. This year, the Moscow Decorative Art Museum has prepared several exhibitions featuring toys and other curiosities.
Moscow museums have been participating in Museum Night since 2007. Museum Night is an opportunity not only to visit museums for free, but also to attend lectures, workshops, and concerts at museums. This year’s theme is ‘Masterpieces from the Vaults’.