Main Building

Opening hours   Tuesday-Sunday: 11 AM to 8 PM
Ticket office: 11 AM to 7 PM (last tickets sold at 7 p.m.)
    Thursday, Friday: 11 AM to 9 PM
Ticket offcie: 11 AM to 8 PM (last tickets sold at 8 p.m.)
Closed   Monday
Answerphone   +7 (495) 697-79-98 (Russian only)
Additional information   +7 (495) 697-95-78 (Russian only)
Excursion office   +7 (495) 697-74-15 (Russian only)
Address   Moscow, Russia, Volkhonka 12
Nearest metro stations   Metro Stations Kropotkinskaya, Borovitskaya, Lenin Library

Entrance fee

  • 300 rubles for adults
  • 150 rubles reduced fee
  • Entrance for children under 16 is free of charge

Combined tickets*:

  • Main building, 19th and 20th century European and American Art Gallery: 550 rubles / 300 rubles reduced fee
  • Main building, Private Collections: 500 rubles / 250 rubles reduced fee
  • Main building, 19th and 20th century European and American Art Gallery, Private Collections: 750 rubles / 400 rubles reduced fee

*valid for the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions (except those to wich tickets should be purchased separately), tickets are valid for 5 days since the date of the purchase and cannot be exchanged or returned.

The Art of Ancient EgyptThe Art of the Ancient Near EastAncient Troy and SchliemannAntique Art. Cyprus, Ancient Greece, Etruria and Ancient RomeThe Art of the Northern Black Sea RegionHellenistic and Roman Egypt, Coptic ArtByzantine Art. Italian Art of the 13th to 16th centuriesThe Art of Germany and the Netherlands. 15th-16th centuriesThe Art of Flanders. 17th centuryRembrandt and his SchoolDutch Art of the 17th centuryThe Greek CourtyardThe Italian Courtyard

Most of the ground floor contains original works of art. Here you will find the rooms of Ancient Egypt, ancient civilizations, antique originals, the collection of European painting from thirteenth to eighteenth century, and also two rooms of plaster casts, the Greek and Italian cortyards.

Room 22. French Art of the first half of the 18th century

French art from the era of Rococo is exhibited in a separate gallery, where pride of place is assigned to works by François Boucher. Nearby hang works by his main rivals – Carl van Loo and Charles-Joseph Natoire. The masterpieces of Antoine Watteau are displayed next to works by his contemporaries, Nicolas Lancret and Lemoine, many of whose works are now exhibited here for the first time. The display also includes furniture, candelabra and tapestries which recreate the atmosphere of that age.