The Kuskovo estate, the Moscow Zoo, the Tsaritsyno museum and reserve, the Marina Tsvetayeva house museum and some 70 more museums and parks will have around 200 free guided tours on 9 and 10 September. Over 4,000 visitors are expected to join the tours.
On offer will be walks around the city, bicycle tours, scooter rides and many other activities. There will be tours about the history of Moscow, its famous Muscovites and old streets.
For instance, the Kuskovo estate will offer a tour devoted to the history of the famous mansion and its first owner, Count Pyotr Sheremetev. The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art will have an architectural tour around Gorky Park; the Pushkin State Museum will offer a walking tour around Arbat Street.
To register, please visit the museums or special stands of the Moscow Tours project located near seven metro stations. Registration can be carried out with the help of consultants who don’t just speak Russian but also English and who will inform citizens and tourists about the tours.
The Moscow Tours project is curated by Moscow’s Department of Culture and Mosgortur. “This year, the Moscow Tours project involves many new venues, such as the Ice Hockey Museum, the Cinema Museum, the State Central Museum of the Contemporary History of Russia, and others,” said Mosgortur strategy director Natalya Loseva. She also added that many museums have prepared special tour programmes exclusively for City Day.