On 9-10 September, you won’t have to buy a ticket to visit the Museum of Moscow, the picture galleries of Ilya Glazunov, Alexander Shilov and Vasily Nesterenko, the Darwin Museum or the Zurab Tsereteli Museum-Studio.

On Moscow’s 870th anniversary, Muscovites and tourists will be able to visit 80 museums and exhibition halls free of charge. These include the Museum of Moscow, the State Darwin Museum, the Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, the picture galleries of Ilya Glazunov, Alexander Shilov and Vasily Nesterenko, and other museums under Moscow’s Department of Culture. For two days, 9-10 September, admission will be free. Preliminary registration won’t be required. The working hours will be the same as usual.

To celebrate City Day on 9-10 September, we will offer free admission to 80 museums and galleries of the Department of Culture. These will include the Museum of Moscow, the Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, the State Darwin Museum, and the picture galleries of Ilya Glazunov and Vasily Nesterenko. Preliminary registration is not required, just come.
Sergei Sobyanin, Moscow Mayor

According to the Moscow Centre for Museum Development, the Museum and City festival will be held in the courtyard of the Museum of Moscow during the anniversary celebrations. There will be an exhibition dedicated to the history of the city featuring stories about outstanding Muscovites.

The State Darwin Museum will offer a free exposition of underwater photos taken in different world oceans and seas. On view will also be unusual terrarium inhabitants – tropical scorpions, giant cockroaches, spiders, butterflies and stick insects.

The Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve will present archaeological findings discovered on the museum premises during excavation. These are decorations, household items, coins made of precious metals, and fragments of ancient stone structures. The museum will also offer an exhibition of animalistic art consisting of sculptures and paintings of the 19th-20th centuries.

Ilya Glazunov’s picture gallery will host a display on social estates in the Russian Empire. It includes canvases depicting peasant’s daily life as well the life of the nobility and clergy. On view will also be the painter’s illustrations of writer Nikolai Leskov’s works.

“To visit any of the city museums, you need to get a free ticket at the ticket office. To do so, you neither have to produce any documents nor register in advance. To go on free guided excursions in the museums on 9-10 September, you must register in advance, though,” said a representative of the Moscow Centre for Museum Development.

In all, Moscow museums and parks will hold about 200 free tours on City Day. Over 4,000 visitors are expected to come. Guests at the Kuskovo Estate, for example, will learn the history of the famous palace and its first owner, Count Pyotr Sheremetev. The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art will offer an architecture walking tour of Gorky Park, and the Pushkin State Museum will lead a walking excursion around Arbat Street. Those interested can sign up at the museums or at special stands of the Moscow Tour project near seven metro stations.

Museums offering free admission on City Day:

- Provisions Storages Facilities, 2 Zubovsky Boulevard;

- Museum of Archaeology, 1a Manezhnaya Street;

- Old English Court Museum, 4a Varvarka Street;

- Lefortovo Museum of History, 23 Kryukovskaya Street;

- Mirek Russian Accordion Museum, 18 2nd Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street;

- House on the Embankment local history museum, 2 Serafimovicha Street, entrance No. 1;

- Garden Ring Museum, 14 Prospekt Mira;

- Battle of Borodino Museum Panorama, 38 Kutuzovsky Prospekt;

- Museum of Heroes of the Soviet Union and Russia, 24Bolshaya Cheryomushkinskaya Street, Block 3;

- State Museum of the Defence of Moscow, 3 Michurinsky Prospekt;

- GULAG History Museum, 9 1st Samotechny Pereulok, Bldg.1;

- Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, 111 Prospekt Mira;

- Academician Sergei Korolev Memorial House, 28 1st Ostankinskaya Street;

- State Darwin Museum, 57 Vavilova Street;

- Timiryazev State Biological Museum, 15 Malaya Gruzinskaya Street;

- Tsaritsyno State Museum-Reserve, 1 Dolskaya Street;

- Kolomenskoye Museum-Estate e, 39 Andropova Prospekt;

- Lyublino Museum-Estate 1 Letnyaya Street, Bldg. 1;

- Izmailovo Museum-Estate, 1 Nikolai Bauman township, Bldg. 1;

- State Museum of Ceramics and Kuskovo Estate of the 18th Century, 2 Yunosti Street;

- Scriabin Memorial Museum, 11 Bolshoi Nikolopeskovsky Pereulok;

- Pushkin State Museum, 12/2 Prechistenka Street;

- Pushkin Memorial Apartment, 53 Arbat Street;

- Pushkin House-Museum, 36 Staraya Basmannaya Street;

- Memorial Apartment of Andrei Bely, 55 Arbat Street;

- exhibition halls of the Pushkin State Museum, 55 Arbat Street;

- Nikolai Gogol House memorial museum and research library, 7a Nikitsky Boulevard;

- Marina Tsvetayeva House and Museum, 6 Borisoglebsky Pereulok;

- Paustovsky Moscow Literary Museum Centre, 17 Starye Kuzminki Street;

- Sergei Yesenin Moscow State Museum, 24 Bolshoi Strochenovsky Pereulok;

- Sergei Yesenin Moscow State Museum, 21 Klyazminskaya Street, Block 2;

- Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, 10 Bolshaya Sadovaya Street, Apartment 50;

- Alexander Solzhenitsyn House for the Russian Diaspora, 2 Nizhnyaya Radishchevskaya Street;

- Ostrovsky Integratsiya state museum and cultural centre, 14 Tverskaya Street;

- Multimedia Complex of Actual Arts, 16 Ostozhenka Street;

- Father Frost's Moscow estate, 168d Volgogradsky Prospekt;

- Novy (New) Manege Moscow state exhibition hall, 3/3 Georgiyevsky Pereulok;

- Nalbandyan Museum-Studio, 8 Tverskaya Street, Block 2;

- Vadim Sidur Museum, 37 Novogireyevskaya Street, Bldg. 2;

- Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 25 Petrovka Street, Bldg. 1;

- Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 17 Yermolayevsky Pereulok;

- Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 9 Tverskoi Boulevard;

- Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 10 Gogolevsky Boulevard;

-Zurab Tsereteli Museum-Studio, 15 Bolshaya Gruzinskaya Street;

- Museum of Vasily Tropinin and his Contemporary Artists, 10 Shchetininsky Pereulok, Bldg. 1;

- Fashion Museum, 4 Ilyinka Street;

- People’s Artist of the USSR Ilya Glazunov Moscow State Art Gallery, 13 Volkhonka Street;

- People’s Artist of the USSR Alexander Shilov Moscow State Art Gallery, 5 Znamenka Street;

- Mayakovsky State Museum, 36 Krasnaya Presnya Street, Bldg.1;

- Dom Burganova (Burganov House) Moscow State Museum, 15 Bolshoi Afanasyevsky Pereulok, Bldg. 1;

- Museum of Naive Art, 15a Soyuzny Prospekt;

- Museum of Folk Graphics, 10 Maly Golovin Pereulok;

- Sergei Andriyaka Moscow State Specialised School of Watercolour Painting with the museum and exhibition complex, 17 Gorokhovsky Pereulok, Bldg. 1;

- Zelenograd Museum, Zelenograd, 11v Gogolya Street;

- Museum and Memorial Complex of Russian Navy History, 44-48 Svobody Street;

- Solntsevo exhibition hall, 44 Bogdanova Street;

- Peresvetov Pereulok exhibition hall, 4 Peresvetov Pereulok, Block 1;

- Zagorye Gallery exhibition hall, 24 Lebedyanskaya Street, Block 2;

- Izmailovo Gallery, 4 Izmailovsky Proyezd;

- Belyayevo Gallery, 100 Profsoyuznaya Street;

- Nagornaya Gallery, 10 Remizova Street;

- Na Kashirke exhibition hall, 35 Akademika Millionshchikova Street, Block 5;

- Varshavka exhibition hall, 68/1, 72/2, 75/1 Varshavskoye Motorway;

- Na Peschanoi exhibition hall, 23Novopeschanaya Street, Block 7;

- Bogorodskoye exhibition hall, 5 Otkrytoye Motorway, Block 6;

- Khodynka exhibition hall, 2 Iriny Levchenko Street;

- Gallery in Shabalovka exhibition hall, 24 Serpukhovsky Val, Block 2;

- Skolkovo exhibition hall, 32 Skolkovskoye Motorway, Block 2;

- Zdes na Taganke (Here at Taganka)  exhibition hall, 31/22 Taganskaya Street;

- Vykhino exhibition hall, 9 Tashkentskaya Street;

- Pechatniki exhibition hall, 14 Batyuninskaya Street;

- 21st Century Gallery exhibition hall, 22 Kremenchugskaya Street;

- State Exhibition Hall of Afghanistan War History, 12 1st Vladimirskaya Street, Block 1;

- Solyanka VPA exhibition hall, 1/2 Solyanka Street , Bldg 2;

- A3 Gallery Moscow exhibition hall, 39 Starokonyushenny Pereulok;

- Tushino exhibition hall, 19 Janis Rainis Boulevard, Block 1;

- Kovcheg state exhibition hall, 12 Nemchinova Street;

- Art-Izmailovo exhibition hall, 30 Izmailovsky Boulevard;

- Zelenograd exhibition hall, Zelenograd, 14th residential area, Block 1410;

- Vasily Nesterenko’s Moscow State Picture Gallery, 29 Malaya Dmitrovka Street, Bldg. 4.