State Historical Museum

State Historical Museum is the largest national museum of Russia. Its collections have been forming for more than 100 years and now contain over 4.5 million items. Architect Vladimir Sherwood and engineer Anatoly Semenov created the building of the museum on Red Square. It was opened for visitors in June 1883 during the celebrations of Emperor Alexander III coronation. The exposition starts in a majestic Ceremonial Entrance Hall (Paradnye seny) with “The Genealogical Tree of Russian Rulers” painted on the vaults. The first halls (1–7) introduce ancient history: the development of human civilization in Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.

Exhibits of the following seven halls (8–14) illustrate the epoch of Old Russian state. Archaeological artifacts, written and pictorial monuments, manuscripts, icons tell us about the momentous events in the history of Russia: adoption of Christianity, feudal division, fighting against foreign invaders. The exposition of 15–21 halls is devoted to the theme of the centralized state formation, expansion of its borders. The halls of the second floor (22–35) show us the great history of Russian Empire in the 18th–20th centuries.
Moscow, Red Square, 1 (“Okhotny Ryad”, “Teatralnaya”, “Ploschad Revolyutsii” metro stations)
Information: +7 (495) 692 40 19

Opening hours

New exhibition hall

109012 Moscow, Red Square, 1
"Okhotny Ryad" , "Teatralnaya", "Ploschad Revolyutsii" metro stations
Exit the metro along the signs "To the Historical Museum"

Tour centre: +7 (495) 692 37 31
E-mail:visitor@shm.ru

Tour centre working hours: 10 AM – 5 PM

Opening hours:
1 September – 31 May 10 AM - 6 PM
10 AM - 9 PM on Fridays and Saturdays
Tuesday — day off
1 June – 31 August:10 AM - 9 PM
Except 5 July and 7 August

Last admission 1 hour before closing

Artillery courtyard

109012 Moscow, Red Square, 1
"Okhotny Ryad" , "Teatralnaya", "Ploschad Revolyutsii" metro stations
Entrance from the "Zero kilometer" side.

Opening hours (during exhibitions):
1 September – 31 May 10 AM - 6 PM
10 AM - 9 PM on Fridays and Saturdays
Tuesday — day off
1 June – 31 August:10 AM - 9 PM
Except 5 July and 7 August

Exhibition complex of State Historical museum
"109012, Moscow, Nikolskaya street 5/1, 2
 («Okhotny Ryad» , «Teatralnaya», «Ploschad Revolyutsii» metro stations)Entrance from Red Square."
1 June – 31 August:10 AM - 9 PM – daily
Except 5 July and 7 August
Artillery courtyard is closed in winter period
Free entrance

On November 8., Rossiya Segodnya will announce the Grand Prix winner in the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest. The organizers will keep the name of the winner secret until the last moment and will only reveal it at the awards ceremony which will take place in the Exhibition Complex of the State Historical Museum at 2/3 Revolution Square. The ceremony will be followed by an exhibition of the winners’ works. It will be open for visitors during normal museum working hours on November 9‐30. Admission is free.

In 2018, 25 young photographers from 14 countries competed for the Grand Prix. Among them were photographers from Russia, Iraq, Iran, Spain, Italy, Belarus, Israel, South Africa and others. The exhibition will feature some 200 works by the best young photojournalists who try to capture all the complexity of life in their images — from the Biblical beauty of limestone quarries in Upper Egypt to the fast cutting of post‐election events in Kenya in the fall of 2017, from the ethnic rites of Nenets nomads in the Arctic to the heated tennis matches of the 2017 French Open.

The State Historical Museum Exhibition Complex will be the first venue for the winners’ exhibition. The photo show will then go on tour at galleries around the world.

About the contest:

The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest was launched by Rossiya Segodnya under the aegis of the Russian Commission for UNESCO. Its main goal is to support young photographers and draw public attention to the challenges of modern photojournalism. This contest is a platform for young photographers; talented, empathetic and open‐minded, they draw our attention to people and events around us.

In 2018, the contest jury included representatives from the world’s leading news agencies: AFP (France), Anadolu Ajansi (Turkey), Notimex (Mexico), as well as world‐class photographers and editors. The jury was chaired by Ahmet Sel, who is Visual News Editor in Chief for Anadolu Agency (Turkey).

09.11.2018 — 30.11.2018

Exhibitions

10.11.2018 — 15.04.2019

Exhibitions