The Archaeological Museum, located at a depth of seven meters below the level of Manezhnaya Square, has opened after a three-year reconstruction. Renovated exposition combines authentic ancient items and modern media technologies.
The Archaeological Museum was closed for major repairs in September 2012. In less than three years utilities and ventilation systems, lighting and fire safety have been replaced. The interior was partially re-planned, and new museum equipment was installed. For example, augmented reality system – multimedia binoculars will allow visitors to see the neighborhood of Voskresensky Bridge connecting the banks of the Neglinka River, in different historical epochs. The total area of the museum after the reconstruction is 1.3 thousand square meters, the exhibition area – 800 square meters.
Museum of Archaeology is a structural unit of the Museum of Moscow. It was opened in 1997 to the 850th anniversary of Moscow. Its collection counts about 2 thousand exhibits, which were mostly found during the construction of the Okhotny Ryad Shopping Center in 1993-1996. Among them are the petrified remains of the Paleolithic (the skull of an ancient man, jewelry, ceramics and tools) and the foundations of the Voskresensky Bridge of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
On weekends, the museum will run an educational program, where children will participate in master classes on history and archeology of Moscow. Kids over 5 years old will be able to attend the School of Young Archaeologist and participate in improvised excavations.
One adult ticket costs 300 rubles (€4.17), and low fare ticket costs 150 rubles (€2.08). Children under six years, students of high schools full-time training, veterans and people with disabilities can attend the museum free.
Moscow Archaeological Museum
Manezhnaya Square, 1a
+ 7 495 692 00 20