Standing at the north side of Red Square is the State History Museum. The museum was founded in 1872 by an edict of Emperor Alexander II and the building which houses it was built between 1875 and 1881 in the Russian Revival style. Today the museum is the largest history museum in the country with over a million items on display related to the history and culture of Russia and its people from ancient times up to the Russian Revolution (there is a separate Modern History Museum in Moscow). Its displays include archaeological finds, coins, maps, books, weapons, items of applied art and furniture. Various temporary exhibitions are also held at the museum.
|Location||1 Red Square|
|Metro||Okhotny Ryad, Ploschad Revolyutsi|
|Clock||10:00 - 18:00 (Thursdays and Sundays: 11:00 - 20:00). Closed on Tuesdays.|