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We thought that this was a great and highly under rated museum. The beautiful red brick building which houses the museum, was built in the 1890's, and used to be City Hall. We were very interested in the war of 1812, having read "War and...More
A well informed historian will love it; yet, you don’t need to have read Tolstoy’s War and Peace (although it definitely would help). The exhibit is well designed with decent labels in English; however, many of the videos and schematic maps did NOT have any...More
Having read War and Peace a few years ago is basically the sum of my knowledge about the Napoleonic Wars. This museum rekindled my interest in them, and my appreciation of their significance in the history of Russia. As well as displaying a number of...More
Brilliant displays. Fairly well presented, however lay out could improve of the vicinity. Another major point is the lacking of translations in different languages. Several items and videos that are primarily in Russian, however no translation on the video or a plate on the side...More
You may have been to the state historical museum, but you probably have not been inside this one. You don’t really figure out what it is until you are inside, where you can buy the average ticket price for Moscow Museums. Then you go into...More
We were in Russia for watching the FIFA worldcup.
Not planned before but we visited the beautiful War Museum.
It was really amazing experience, even if you are not a history following man still you will entertain a lot in this place.
They have beautifully...More
This is an amazing Museum and well worth your time. The museum features a full retelling of the War of 1812 offering exhibits, uniforms, equipment and other unique artifacts from the war. Get a guide and let them bring the museum to life. Really interesting...More
Although this museum is not hidden - it is right next to the State History Museum on Red Square, not many know of its significance. This museum houses an exhibition on Napoleon's invasion into Russia in 1812, and the most amazing exhibit of them all...More
Very good museum explaining the foolish invasion of Russia by Napoleon. Perhaps a bit too many artifacts on the second floor. Toward the end of the exhibit on the first floor are excellent paintings of the winter scenes that lead to Napoleon's downfall. War is...More
Easy to find super exhibition center, has original uniforms and weapons, amazing volume of original items.
Get the audio guide in English as most exhibits do have English translated tags but is tedious to read and breaks the flow of the development of the time...More
This small yet important neighbourhood is full of state institutions and offices. To understand where modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as well.
I confess I did not notice if a guide could be hired at the box office , but in Russia it is not difficult to find an unofficial guide offering a service . However unless your knowledge of the 1812 campaign is very poor, the... More
I confess I did not notice if a guide could be hired at the box office , but in Russia it is not difficult to find an unofficial guide offering a service . However unless your knowledge of the 1812 campaign is very poor, the museum is so well presented I don't think you need one . If you want to read about it then I suggest Andrew Roberts recent book " Napoleon the Great ."