An exhibition marking the 145th anniversary of the History Museum opens at the Metro Gallery

An exhibition marking the 145th anniversary of the History Museum opens at the Metro Gallery
On the opening day, visitors listened to a lecture on Russia’s main national museum and posed for a photo alongside a 14th-century duke’s guardsman.

A new exposition has got underway at the Metro Gallery at Vystavochnaya metro station. This is part of a programme to mark the 145th anniversary of the State History Museum.

The exhibition titled, The History Museum Invites, showcases a number of priceless artefacts from the History Museum’s collection. On the opening day, visitors saw replicas of helmets and shields worn by 14th-century Russian warriors, posed for a photo alongside a re-enactor dressed as a duke’s guardsman, and listened to a lecture on how Russia’s main national museum was founded.

“The History Museum is one of the largest and most significant museums in our country. Its building, located on Red Square, is known even to those people who have never visited Moscow,” said Dmitry Pegov, Director of the Moscow Metro.

The museum’s collection currently boasts over five million exhibits.