Free admission to museums on City Day, September 8-9

Free admission to museums on City Day, September 8-9
On 8-9 September, Moscow will celebrate the city’s 871st anniversary. Over 80 museums will admit visitors for free; simply stop by the museum ticket office to get a free ticket. Some museums, including the Museum of Moscow and the Mayakovsky Museum, have prepared special exhibits and guided tours dedicated to the capital for City Day.

On both days, everyone will be admitted free to 81 museums and exhibition halls, including the Museum of Moscow, the Darwin Museum, the Cosmonautics Museum, the Marina Tsvetayeva House-Museum, the Kolomenskoye Estate and many others. The museums will be open as usual.

“Everyone will be able to celebrate City Day at festive venues and visit educational exhibitions and shows. The Department of Culture is offering free admission to museums for the city’s 871st anniversary. Some will host exhibits devoted to Moscow. Visitors can simply stop by a museum’s ticket office; no documents are required. Reservations are not required in general, although reservations may be required for some exhibitions,” Mosgortour Agency’s Director General Vasily Ovchinnikov said.

The Museum of Moscow will present its street exhibition “Moscow’s Patrons of the Arts and Philanthropists.” The Museum’s courtyard on Zubovsky Boulevard will list the most famous philanthropists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Visitors will learn about well-known art galleries, theatres, institutes and hospitals whose construction was financed by these generous people.

The Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve’s Palace Square will host concerts featuring masterpieces by Russian and Soviet composers including Peter Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Alexander Borodin, Mikhail Glinka, Modest Moussorgsky, Dmitry Shostakovich, Georgy Sviridov and others. The 8 September concert runs from 12 pm until 8 pm, and the 9 September event is scheduled for 2-8 pm.

On City Day, 8 September, the Mayakovsky Museum will offer an online guided tour of central Moscow, including various landmarks frequented by the great Soviet poet, from 3 pm until 4.30 pm. People will learn interesting facts from Mayakovsky’s life; they will see archive photos and documents from the Museum’s collection and will also listen to audio recordings of the memories of the poet’s contemporaries. On 8 September at noon, the Paustovsky Museum-Centre will offer the Muscovite by Birth guided tour on the writer’s life in the capital.

List of museums with free admission on City Day

— the Food Depots architectural complex at 2 Zubovsky Boulevard;

— the Archaeology Museum at 1A Manezhnaya Square;

— the Old English Court at 4A Varvarka Street;

— the Lefortovo Museum of History at 23 Kryukovskaya Street;

— the Alfred Mirek Russian Harmonica Museum at 18 2nd Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street;

— the House on the Embankment Museum of Regional History at 2 Serafimovich Street, first entrance;

— the Garden Ring Museum at 14 Prospekt Mira;

— the Museum of Heroes of the Soviet Union and Russia at 24/3 Bolshaya Cheryomushkinskaya Street;

— the State Museum of the Defence of Moscow at 3 Michurinsky Prospekt;

— the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics at 111 Prospekt Mira;

— the Memorial House-Museum of Academician Korolyov at 28 1st Ostankinskaya Street;

— the State Darwin Museum at 57 Vavilov Street;

— the Timiryazev State Biological Museum at 15 Malaya Gruzinskaya Street;

— the Tsaritsyno State Museum-Reserve at 1 Dolskaya Street;

— the Kolomenskoye Museum-Estate at 39 Andropov Prospekt;

— the Lyublino Museum-Estate at 1/1 Letnyaya Street;

— the Izmailovo Museum-Estate at 1/4 Bauman Town;

— the Kuskovo State Museum of Ceramics and 18th Century Estate at 2 Yunosti Street;

— the Museum of Russian Estate Culture / the Vlakhernskoye/Kuzminki Estate of the Princes Golitsyn at 6 Topolevaya Alleya;

— the Scriabin Memorial Museum at 11 Bolshoi Nikoloperskovsky Pereulok;

— the Pushkin State Museum at 12/2 Prechistenka Street;

— the Pushkin Memorial Flat at 53 Arbat Street;

— the Vassily Pushkin House-Museum at 36 Staraya Basmannaya Street (a branch of the Pushkin State Museum);

— the Andrei Bely Memorial Flat at 55 Arbat Street;

— exhibition halls of the Pushkin State Museum at 55 Arbat Street;

— the Gogol House/Memorial Museum and Research Library at 7A Nikitsky Boulevard;

— the Marina Tsvetayeva House-Museum at 6 Borisoglebsky Pereulok;

— the Paustovsky Moscow Literary Museum-Centre at 17 Stariye Kuzminki Street;

— the Yesenin Moscow State Museum at 24 Bolshoi Strochenovsky Pereulok;

— the Yesenin Moscow State Museum at 21/2 Klyazminskaya Street;

— the Yesenin Centre at 4/2 Chernyshevsky Pereulok;

— the Bulgakov Museum at 10 Bolshaya Sadovaya Street, Flat No. 50;

— the Alexander Solzhenitsyn House of the Russian Abroad at 2 Nizhnyaya Radishchevskaya Street;

— the Nikolai Ostrovsky State Museum/Cultural Centre Integration at 14 Tverskaya Street;

— the Multimedia Complex of Topical Arts at 16 Ostozhenka Street;

— the Father Frost Estate in Moscow at 168D Volgogradsky Prospekt;

— the Nalbandyan Museum-Workshop at 8/2 Tverskaya Street;

— the Vadim Sidur Museum at 37/2 Novogireyevskaya Street;

— the Moscow Museum of Modern Art at 25/1 Petrovka Street;

— the Moscow Museum of Modern Art at 9 Tverskoi Boulevard;

— the Moscow Museum of Modern Art at 10 Gogolevsky Boulevard;

— the Tsereteli Museum-Workshop at 15 Bolshaya Gruzinskaya Street;

— the Museum of Tropinin and His Contemporaries, Moscow’s Artists, at 10/1 Shchetininsky Pereulok;

— the Fashion Museum at 4 Ilyinka Street;

— the People’s Artist of the USSR Ilya Glazunov Moscow State Picture Gallery at 13 Volkhonka Street;

— the People’s Artist of the USSR Alexander Shilov Moscow State Picture Gallery at 5 Znamenka Street;

— the Mayakovsky State Museum at 36/1 Krasnaya Presnya Street;

— the Burganov House at 15/9 Bolshoi Afanasyevsky Pereulok;

— the Museum of Naïve Art at 15A Soyuzny Prospekt;

— the Folk Graphics Museum at 10 Maly Golovin Pereulok;

— the Folk Pictures Exhibition Hall at 30 Izmailovsky Boulevard;

— the Sergei Andriyaka Moscow State Specialised Water-Colours School and its Museum-Exhibition Facility at 17/1 Gorokhovsky Pereulok;

— the Zelenograd Museum at 11V Gogol Street, Zelonograd;

— the Navy History Museum-Memorial Facility at 44-48 Svobody Street;

— the History of the T-34 Tank Museum-Memorial Facility at 89A Sholokhovo village in the Moscow Region’s Mytishchi District;

— the Solntsevo Exhibition Hall at 44 Bogdanov Street;

— the Peresvetov Pereulok Exhibition Hall at 4/1 Peresvetov Pereulok;

— the Zagorye Gallery Exhibition Hall at 24/2 Lebedyanskaya Street;

— the Izmailovo Gallery Exhibition Hall at 4 Izmailovsky Proyezd;

— the Belyayevo Gallery Exhibition Hall at 100 Profsoyuznaya Street;

— the Nagornaya Gallery Exhibition Hall at 10 Remizov Street;

— the Na Kashirke Exhibition Hall at 35/5 Akademik Millionshchikov Street;

— the Varshavka Exhibition Hall at 68/1, 72/2 and 75/1 Varshavskoye Motorway;

— the Na Peschanoi Exhibition Hall at 23/7 Novopesschanaya Street;

— the Bogorodskoye Exhibition Hall at 5/6 Otkrytoye Motorway;

— the Khodynka Exhibition Hall at 2 Irina Levchenko Street;

— the Izopark Art Gallery for Children at 19/22 Ostrovityanov Street;

— the Na Shabolovke Gallery Exhibition Hall at 24/2 Serpukhovskiy Val;

— the Zdyes Na Taganke Exhibition Hall at 31/22 Taganskaya Street;

— the Vykhino Exhibition Hall at 9 Tashkentskaya Street;

— the Pechatniki Exhibition Hall at 14 Batyuninskaya Street;

— the 21st Century Gallery Exhibition Hall at 22 Kremenchugskaya Street;

— the History of the War in Afghanistan State Exhibition Hall at 12/1 1st Vladimirskaya Street;

— the Solyanka VPA Exhibition Hall at ½ / 2 Solyanka Street;

— the Gallery A3 Exhibition Hall at 39 Starokonyushenny Pereulok;

— the Rostokino Electric Museum Exhibition Hall at 1 Rostokinskaya Street;

— the Tushino Exhibition Hall at 19/1 Jan Rainis Boulevard;

— the Kovcheg State Exhibition Hall at 12 Nemchinov Street;

— the Zelenograd Exhibition Hall at 1410 14th Zelenograd Residential Area;

— the Vasily Nesterenko Moscow State Picture Gallery Exhibition Hall at 29/4 Malaya Dmitrovka Street;

— the Gilyarovsky Centre at 9/5 Stoleshnikov Pereulok.

Many free tours will be offered to city residents, some of them prepared specially for City Day. On 8-9 September, the city will hold 150 educational walking tours under the Moscow’s Guided Tours programme. The participants will learn about the history of the city and its most interesting landmarks, including places linked with the life of writer Mikhail Bulgakov and Bolshoi Karetny Pereulok where poet and bard singer Vladimir Vysotsky spent his younger years.

Fireworks will soar into the night sky from 30 different locations all around the city at 9 pm Saturday 8 September. The five-minute fireworks display will feature tens of thousands of salvos.

On 8-9 September, people in the city will also get a chance to attend the main events of the Moscow Summer Flower Jam Festival taking place at over 2,000 different venues in every city district. The festival’s programme includes 1,150 free workshops in flower arranging, botany, interior decorating and cooking, 280concerts and other theatrical performances, 50 guided tours in city parks and recreation areas, skateboarding and DJ lessons. In addition to all this, there will be 3,000 games and sport events.

Neighbourhood Flower Jam chalets will have a wonderful range of sweets and desserts, fruits and berries, hundreds of jars of jam and honey, as well as 160 different flavoured ice creams. Forty Russian regions will treat visitors to their delicious food. Dacha owners, flower-growers and those loving cozy nooks will be able to buy seeds and saplings, herbariums, pots with flowers, interior decorations and don’t forget about souvenirs. Teams will take unique landscaping courses under the guidance of professional gardeners.