's museums are the perfect venues in which to learn about Russian history, Russian culture
, Russian art, Russian literature, and more. Moscow's museums explore both the expected (the work of famous artists) and the unexpected (vodka). Whereever your interests lie, Moscow has a museum for you.
The Tretyakov Gallery is the best place to see all-Russian art. Its collection includes treasured medieval icons, famous portraits of historical Russian figures, and masterpieces from Russia's artistic geniuses. The original Tretyakov Gallery was estabilished at the end of the 19th century and contains art from that time and before. Twentieth century Russian art can be found in the Tretyakov's new building.
This museum's incredible collection includes artifacts like clothing, weapons, dinnerware, and more. Visitors can also see medieval chain mail armor, icon and Bible covers, and royal carriages.
The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts houses art works of non-Russian artists. Included in the collection are works of art from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, and medieval, Renaissance, and modern Europe.
Moscow's Cosmonaut Museum is an interactive experience for those with an interest in space exploration - particularly, Russian space exploration. This newly renovated museum may be of interest to children.
Moscow's Vodka Museum teaches visitors the history and making of Russia's favorite alcoholic beverage.
The Tchaikovsky Museum in Moscow is dedicated to the work and life of the famous composer. This museum's location means that Tchaikovsky fans can experience Tchaikovsky artifacts without having to venture outside of Moscow, where two other museums dedicated to the composer have been established.
Moscow's Gogol Museum, housed in the former flat of the Ukrainian-born writer, takes visitors back in time to when Gogol, ill and unhappy, burnt one of his famous manuscripts.
The museum owns nearly 200 cars and motorcycles - some in original condition. Many cars in this collection are the only ones in existence and were used by Russian and European leaders.