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Red Square - State History Museum, Moscow: 20 reviews and 45 photos
The Historical Museum (1878-83) illustrates the growing preoccupation with Russian history at that time. Through the vehicle of the Archaeological Society, new discoveries had been made and collections amassed which led to the idea of a central museum. Vladimir Sherwood
won the competitionfor the facade together with the engineer A. Semyonov. Although insideit has well-lit halls decorated in an interesting neo-Russian manner, its facade, a hodgepodge of ancient Russian motifs in unattractive red brick (Sherwood would have preferred coloured tiles) looks decidedly lugubriousin comparison with the magnificence of St.Basil Cathedral at the other end of thesquare. Still, it is a stunning museum, which regrettably has been closed for the past seven years for repairs.
Address: Red Square 1\2
Phone: (095) 292-4019, 292-3731
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