Chambers of the Romanov Boyars

The daily life of the Moscow boyars in the 16th–17th centuries. Furniture, utensils, clothes and customs from the reign of Ivan the Terrible to the beginning of the reign of the Romanov dynasty.

Chambers of the Romanov Boyars is a historical and architectural monument of the 16th–17th located in the family estate of the Romanov Boyars, the birthplace of the first sovereign of the dynasty – tsar Mikhail Feodorovich. The first Russian memorial museum “House of the Romanov Boyars” was opened in 1859 by the order of Emperor Alexander II. The exhibition arranged in the recreated interiors represents the patriarchal way of life of Moscow nobility in the second half of the 17th century.


10, Varvarka st. (Okhotny Ryad, Teatralnaya, Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Kitay-Gorod metro stations)

Working hours:
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May 15 – September 15
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The Museum is closed on June 3, July 1, August 5 and September 2.
Ticket offices close 1 hour prior to the Museum closing.
Tour centre:
+7 (495) 698-12-56
Entrance ticket:
1 000 RUB
Children aged 7–17 years
500 RUB
Children aged 7–17 years
ICOM member
Audio guide
600 RUB

Dear visitors!

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 30x40 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.

Unfortunately, the Chambers of the Romanov Boyars museum is not accessible for wheelchair users and visitors with strollers. We apologize for any inconveniences!