Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812

Russian-French relationships in the decade preceding the war, the Patriotic War of 1812 itself, as well as the events of the first post-war years in Europe.

In 1912, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Patriotic War of 1812, the collection of materials from both private donors and existing museums as well as individual items from abroad was presented to the public in the halls of the State Historical Museum. The exhibition was a great success: it had more than 42,000 visitors.

After the dissolution of the Museum in 1919, its collection was divided between various storage facilities but its major part subsequently merged into the State Historical Museum collection.

Within the preparation for the 200th anniversary of the Patriotic War of 1812, the museum was reopened on September 4, 2012.

The museum's exhibition includes more than 2,000 exhibits. It consists of several thematic sections, arranged on a chronological basis, and covers the period from the beginning of the 19th century to the end of the European-wide military and political confrontation in 1815. A significant part of the exhibition consists of modern multimedia tools.


2/3, Ploshchad Revolyutsii (Okhotny Ryad, Teatralnaya, Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Kitay-Gorod metro stations)

Working hours:
Mon │ Wed │ Thu │ Sun
Fri │ Sat
From May 15 to September 15 the Museum is open daily from 10:00 to 21:00
The Museum is closed on June 11, July 2, August 6, September 3 and September 10.
Ticket offices close 1 hour prior to Museum closing.
Tour centre:
+7 (495) 692-37-31
Entrance ticket:
2 000 RUB
Children aged 7–17 years
1 000 RUB
Children under 7 years
ICOM members
Audio guide
500 RUB

Dear guests!

Our top priority is the safety of our visitors and staff. When planning your visit to the Museum, please read the following Visitor Regulations:

  1. It is prohibited to bring food or any liquids in any container into the Museum (including water, tea, coffee in glass or plastic packaging, thermoses or thermal mugs, cardboard and plastic cups).
  2. Visitors using wheelchairs and visitors with strollers can move freely through the halls of the Museum and use the elevators following safety measures.
  3. Bags and packages larger than 30 x 40 cm, as well as backpacks and umbrellas must be checked into the cloakroom.
  4. It is prohibited to touch display cases and exhibits with your hands.
  5. Photography and video shooting without the use of flash or tripods is allowed in the Museum's permanent exhibition halls only.
  6. It is prohibited to leave young children unattended in the Museum halls.
  7. It is prohibited to carry out commercial and excursion activities in the museum (with the exception of authorized museum employees and organizations conducting excursions under an agreement with the museum). An excursion activity is considered a group tour of the museum (more than two people), accompanied by a narrative from one of the group members about the exhibits along the entire route of the group, with regular stops near the exhibits, regardless of whether this event is of a commercial nature or not.