DEAR VISITORS, WE WISH TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO OPENING HOURS CHANGE
From 1 October to 15 May the Moscow Kremlin Museums are open for visiting according to the winter schedule. Opening hours: the architectural ensemble of the Cathedral Square 10.00-17.00, Armoury Chamber 10.00-18.00, ticket office 9.30-16.00, day off – Thursday. Refund of tickets purchased online is carried out on the basis of a customer's application.
From 1 October to 15 May the 'Ivan the Great' Bell Tower is closed for visiting.
Kindly note that in case of adverse weather conditions the access to the Museums-Cathedrals can be temporarily limited for the purpose of preserving the monuments.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
- ARCHITECTURAL ENSEMBLE OF THE MOSCOW KREMLINThe territory of the Moscow Kremlin is a place of high historical and cultural value, where architectural monuments of the 14th to 20th centuries are situated. The Kremlin cathedrals, churches, administrative buildings form the ensemble of the Cathedral, Ivanovskaya, Senatskaya, Dvortsovaya and Troitskaya Squares and Spasskaya, Borovitskaya, and Dvortsovaya Streets of the Kremlin.
- THEMATIC TOUR 'ANCIENT KREMLIN AND SACRED MONASTERIES'The route of the tour goes through the New Kremlin Square, where the centre of the religious life of Muscovyâ€”the Chudov and the Ascension Monasteries were found in the 14th century. Later there appeared a residence of Russian Emperorsâ€”the Small Nicholasâ€™ Palace. The architectural ensembles were demolished during the Soviet period and now remain only on the old plans of the Kremlin, engravings, watercolour paintings and photographs. Recent archaeological research made a significant contribution to the study of the lost monuments. Two-meter open pits behind the showcases allow visitors to see the results of grand-scale archaeological excavations, i.e. fragments of demolished building bases, paving of the 16th century and the tombstones of the 17th century. There is also see a visual backdrop recreating the appearance of the Moscow Kremlin of the past.
- MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF THE KREMLIN ARCHITECTURAL ENSEMBLE IN THE 'IVAN THE GREAT' BELL TOWERÂ«He who has never climbed to the top of Ivan the Great, who has never had an opportunity to take in the whole of the ancient capital at one glance from end to end, who has never admired that majestic panorama, stretching almost beyond that range of vision, knows absolutely nothing about Moscowâ€¦Â» Mikhail Lermontov
- 'TREASURES AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE MOSCOW KREMLIN' EXPOSITIONThe exposition arranged in the basement of the cathedral comprises monuments and artefacts found during archeological excavations and scientific researches on the Moscow Kremlin territory as well as those related to the history of the development of the Russian Tsars' treasure houses or derived from the collections and treasures of Russian noble people, high ranking officials and ancient monasteries.
- 'THE ASCENSION CONVENT IN THE MOSCOW KREMLIN' EXPOSITIONThe exposition in the South annex of the Archangel Cathedral is devoted to one of the most ancient monasteries of Moscow - the Ascension Convent, highly esteemed in Russia, founded by Grand Princess Eudokia, the wife of Grand Prince Dmitry Donskoy.
- EXPOSITION OF RUSSIAN WOODEN SCULPTURE AND CARVINGSExposition in the northern cloister of the church displays the collection of Russian wooden sculpture and carvings of the Moscow Kremlin Museums. Monumental iconic sculptures, carved icons, small crosses and folding icons give an idea of the development of church art in the 15th-19th centuries. The basis of the collection is pieces of art historically related to the Kremlin, its churches and monasteries. Most of them date back to the 17th century, the prosperity of the Armoury Chamber, which had become the biggest art centre of Russia by that time. The display presents works of different types made in such cultural centres as Moscow, Novgorod, Rostov Velikiy and the monasteries of the Russian North.
- ARTILLERY PIECESThe Moscow Kremlin Museums possess the largest collection of artillery pieces in Russia, which numbers about 800 items. With regard to the number of artillery rarities, the museum occupies the second place just after the Artillery Museum in Saint-Petersburg. The most ancient and remarkable weapons of the XVIth-XVIIIth centuries, including most famous Tsar cannon, were mounted on decorative cast-iron gun carriages in the 1830s.