Museums and Theatres

Museums and Theatres


State Tretyakov Gallery

Main building: Lavrushinsky alley, 10. Nearest Metro: Tretyakov.
Closing day: Monday.
Hours: 10:00 to 19:30. Tickets can be purchased until 18:30.

The Tretyakov Gallery is considered the main depository of Russian fine arts: his collection includes objects dating from the eleventh century to the twentieth. It was founded by the Moscow merchant Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov. In the mid-1850s Tretyakov began to form his collection of fine arts. In 1867 he exhibited to the public in 1892 and donated it to the city of Moscow at that time had 1276 paintings, 15 sculptures and a collection of Russian icons. In 1918 the gallery was proclaimed state ownership of the Russian Soviet Republic.

Pushkin Museum in Moscow

Volkhonka Street, 12. Nearest Metro: Kropotkinskaya.
Closing day: Monday.
Hours: 10:00 to 19:00. Tickets can be purchased until 18:00.

The museum, founded in 1912, has a collection of some 560,000 items of European art from antiquity to the twentieth century.

Polytechnic Museum

Novaya Ploschad. Nearest metro stations: Lubyanka and Kitai-Gorod.
It is closed on Monday and the last Friday of each month.
Hours: 10:00 to 18:00. Tickets can be purchased until 17:00.

It is one of the oldest museums in the world polytechnics. Its base are the funds from the Polytechnic Russian Empire Exhibition held in Moscow in 1872. It took 30 years to build the museum building, which opened in 1907. Today his collection includes about 160,000 objects representing the history of technology in Russia and about 3 million books.


Maly Theater (Small Theatre)

Address: Teatralnaya pl. 1/6
Telephone.: 007 495 923 26 21.

Established in 1806 and operating in its current location in the Plaza del Teatro since 1824 the theater traces its history to the University of Moscow drama company, established in 1756. In the 19th century, Maly was “universally recognized in Russia as the main drama theater of the century”

The Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow

It is a theater in Moscow, located at 3 Karetny Ryad was founded in 1991 by the Russian conductor Yevgeny Kolobov. It can be accessed through Pushkinskaya, Tverskaya or Mayakovskaya Metro.
Theatre is a member of the International Association of Opera Europa, since 1999.

Moscow Conservatory

He is a prominent music school in Moscow, was founded in 1866 by Nikolai Rubinstein, brother of the famous pianist and Russian composer Anton Rubinstein, who founded turn elConservatorio St. Petersburg in 1862 (also founded by Prince Nikolai Petrovich Trubetskoy.) in his opening, Tchaikovsky was appointed professor of theory and harmony, a position he held until 1878. Since 1940 the conservatory named after him.

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