The exposition begins in a glorious Front vestibule “Seni” on the arches of which is represented “Genealogic tree of Russian sovereigns” (green part of the plan).
First floor (rooms 1-22)
The rooms 1-7 are devoted to ancient history – to the development of human civilization in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.
The next seven rooms (8-14) tell about the era of the ancient Russian state.
The exposition of rooms 15-21 elaborate on the formation of centralized state and its greater extension.
Second floor (rooms 22-28, 35-39)
A grand panorama of the Russian Empire history in the 18th and 19th centuries is set in the rooms of the second floor.