State Historical Museum

The Historical Museum was founded on the orders of Emperor Alexander II in 1872. The museum building facing Saint Basil's Cathedral was under construction from 1876 to 1881. Here you can find historical artifacts and monuments dating from ancient history until the present day. Throughout 39 halls located across two floors, the history of Russia is represented from its very foundation to the beginning of 20th century. The collection of the State Historical Museum consists of 5 million exhibits: among them are archeological findings, manuscripts, early printed books, ancient icons, weaponry, jewelry, glass and ceramics masterpieces, examples of national clothing and many other objects. 

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