"The Museum Association "Moscow City Museum" is a unique cultural object that stores the history of the capital of the Russian state from the Stone Age to the present day. The museum is one of the oldest cultural institutions in the capital.
Today the Museum Association includes five quite different departments: Moscow Archaeology Museum, The British farmstead, A. Mirek's Museum of Russian harmonic, History Museum "Lefortovo", Museum of Russian estate culture "Manor of the Princes Golitsyn "Vlakhernskoe - Kuz'minki."
Currently, the Museum has a collection of more than 1 million items, including: rich archaeological collections, fund of art materials (series of paintings by Vasnetsov "Old Moscow", works by Ivan Aivazovsky, Vladimir Makovsky , Vasily Polenov, Vasily Surikov, Leonid Pasternak, Vladimir Nesterov, R. Falk, and others); collections of postcards with views of Moscow from different periods, photographs.The fund of written documents is extremely interesting (personal archives of the Moscow historians P.Sytin, B. Zemenkov, the chemist B. Zbarsky and others), archives of municipal and state agencies, collections of plans, maps, guides and handbooks of Moscow, rare manuscripts, posters and billboards.
The fund of material sources (tissue, porcelain, glass, weapons, household items, numismatic and other collections) gives an idea about the life and lifestyle in Moscow throughout history. In the scientific library are kept books on the history of the city (more than 60 thousand books, 50 thousand copies of newspapers and magazines).
It hosts with great success important city program "Moscow International Museum Forum", "City Birthday", "Days of the historical and cultural heritage of Moscow", "New Year's performance," "Night at the Museum" "Sun Capital", children's playground "Sun Capital" has recently opened and is very popular among Moscow children.
Working hours: Tue, Wed, Fri - 10:00 to 20:00, Thu - 11:00 to 21:00, Sat, Sun - 10:00 to 20:00.The ticket office closes one hour earlier. Monday and last Friday month are days off. Every third Sunday entrance is free.