Victory Museum in Moscow - Russia

Victory Museum in Moscow - Russia

Victory Museum in Moscow - Russia
Victory Museum in Moscow - Russia

Once, between the Setun and Filka rivers, far outside the city, travelers stopped to look at the panorama of Moscow from a hilltop and bow to it. Later this place became known as Poklonnaya Gora. It was here in 1812 that "Napoleon, intoxicated with his last happiness, waited in vain for Moscow on his knees."

The project of the memorial on Poklonnaya Gora was created back in 1942, but then, for obvious reasons, it was impossible to implement it. It was opened only on May 5, 1995, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the victory over fascism. The Victory Museum is located on the Victory Square, to which the central alley leads.

Until the summer of 2017, it bore a different name: the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War.

What To See

The exposition of the museum is divided into four rooms. In the Hall of Generals, which opens the museum's exposition, the names of the highest command staff, holders of the Order of "Victory" are immortalized. Zhukov, Konev, Malinovsky, Montgomery are only a part of the galaxy of famous military leaders who “welcome” the guests of the museum.

In the Hall of Fame, the names of 11,800 Heroes of the Soviet Union are immortalized on white marble slabs. In the center of the hall there is a bronze sculpture "Soldier of Victory", over which the "Order of Victory" shines.

Subdued light, strings of beads descending from the ceiling like tears, the sculptural composition "Sorrow" is the Hall of Memory and Sorrow. Mozart's Requiem complements the atmosphere.

The military-historical exposition "The Way to Victory" contains objects that tell about the course of the Great Patriotic War in the rear and at the front, exhibits - weapons and newspapers of that time - are collected, the interior of the headquarters of the commander-in-chief has been reproduced.

The pearls of the museum are six dioramas:
  • Soviet counteroffensive near Moscow in December 1941
  • Battle of Stalingrad. Connecting the fronts
  • Leningrad blockade
  • Battle of Kursk
  • Forcing the Dnieper
  • Storming Berlin
Each of them is accompanied by its own audio composition that conveys the atmosphere of the depicted event.

The "Memory Book" department was created specifically to immortalize the names of those killed and missing in action during the Great Patriotic War. It contains 1,500 volumes of the All-Union Memory Book.

Museum Coordinates

Address: Moscow, Victory Square, 3. Directions to the station. m. "Victory Park".


Secretary of the head of the institution (reception): +7 (499) 449-80-04

Excursion department (ordering vouchers): +7 (499) 449-81-79, 449-81-81, 449-81-72

"Military-historical journey": +7 (499) 449-80-42

Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday, except Thursday and Friday - 10: 00-20: 00 (ticket offices and visitor entrance until 19:30). Thursday and Friday - 10: 00—20: 30 (ticket offices and visitors until 20:00).

Open area and exhibition "Engines of War": from Tuesday to Sunday 11: 00-19: 30 (ticket office and visitor entrance until 19:00).

Day off - Monday. Cleaning Day is the last Monday of every month.

Ticket prices: to the main building or to the open areas of the museum - 300 RUB, a single entry ticket to the main building and to the open areas of the museum - 400 RUB. Prices on the page are for February 2021.

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