Art perks: Moscow museum tickets half price for FAN ID holders

Art perks: Moscow museum tickets half price for FAN ID holders
The Department of Culture has picked a total of 76 places including the Museum of Moscow, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the Tsaritsyno museum-reserve.

World Cup FAN ID holders will be entitled to half price tickets to city museums run by Moscow’s Department of Culture until 20 July.

There are a total of 76 places including the Kolomenskoye estate museum, the Pushkin State Museum, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the Tsaritsyno museum reserve.

Full list of museums 

FAN ID will also provide a 10% discount at restaurants and cafes in Gorky Park and at Muzeon, in the Nature Centre (Zapovednoye Posolstvo) and Media Centre pavilions of Zaryadye Park.

It’s expected that football fans will go to these places following matches at the Luzhniki Stadium.

For fans and others

Every third Sunday of the month is free museum day for people residing in Moscow. Apart from large exhibition complexes, they can visit smaller expositions, including writer Nikolai Gogol’s House or the Submarine Museum in Severnoye Tushino Park.

Over 90 museums, galleries and exhibition halls offer free entry for Moscow schoolchildren all year round as part of a special project, Museums for Children, launched in September 2017. The programme soon became popular, with 35,000 children visiting museums in the first month alone. By the end of April, this number increased to 248,000.

As part of Moscow’s Capital of the World Football events, there’ll be over 600 free walking and bus tours of the city centre. As of today up until 14 July tours will be available daily between 10 am and 8 pm.

Tour guides speak seven languages – Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. The tours can be booked at special football shaped mobile tour booths which are located at Triumfalnaya Square, Arbat Street (near the Smolenskaya Metro Station), at the start of Nikolskaya Street and near the glass dome in Zaryadye Park.

Timetable for walking and bus tours 

The Museum of Moscow will organise tours of the metro and the Moscow Central Circle (MCC railway line). Tours commenced on 10 June and will be available up to 15 July. There are a total of 72 tours in English and Russian covering contemporary metro stations and the MCC as well as architectural sites, including legends of the Moscow metro. The timetable of events devoted to the World Cup is available on the museum’s website.