Top 3 Moscow museums to discover

Check out these top 3 artsy Moscow museums. You will find architecture, photography and artifacts covering thousands of years of Russian History.

If you are travelling through Sheremetyevo Airport on business or just as a stop over, then you will want to head into Moscow to check out this wonderful city. If it is your first time in Moscow or you want to learn more about the country’s history and culture then the perfect place to start is at one of the city’s many museums. Here we have picked out 3 top museums, each acting as a window to Russia’s past and present.


1. Moscow Museum of Modern Art

If you love contemporary art, your first stop should be the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. This museum specializes entirely on art from the 20th and 21st centuries. Opened in 1999, it now has one of the most representative collections of modern national art in the country, with an extensive collection of Non-Conformist art from the 1960’s-1980’s.

Moscow Museum of Modern Art

Each year the museum organizes exhibitions of various natures with displays from young artists, exhibitions of famous authors, conceptual exposition and large-scale festivals. It is located in the historic center of the city across 4 sites. The main building in Petrovka hosts the permanent exhibition.

2. Schusev State Museum of Architecture

If strolling through the architecturally stunning streets of Moscow awes you, then why not stop by the State Architecture Museum. Named after its first director and founder, A.V. Schusev, this museum and research center was created to help fight for the preservation of Russian culture through architecture. Inside you can find Russian works covering thousands of years and exhibitions on different topics such as Russian Wood Art and How to Restore Monuments.

Moscow State Museum of Architecture

The Museum regularly conducts tours inside as well as on the streets of the capital. Themed Tours vary from year to year, so everyone will be able to find something they like.

3. Multimedia Art Museum

Fumbling through old photos to remember times past and capturing new moments for the future are two things we all love. Photographs let us hold onto our own special memories but also allow us to see the world through others’ eyes. The Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow wants to bring visions of Russia across time to light. Here you can see pieces of a collection of 80,000 original photographs and negatives, many of which are from well-known photographers.

Moscow Multimedia Art Museum

If a day at one of these museums is on your to-do in Moscow list then remember that the ticket office shuts down for half an hour before closing the museum. Try to come in advance so you have enough time to see it all. After a hard day of sightseeing, you can head back and relax at the Park Inn by Radisson Sheremetyevo Airport Moscow Hotel. Its convenient location right near the Aeroexpress station gives you easy access to the center of Moscow for any day trips you have planned. If you want a more central base, Park Inn by Radisson Sadu, Moscow Hotel will suit you perfectly.