Main Building

Opening hours   Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and 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 office: 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

Combined tickets*:

  • Main building, 19th and 20th century European and American Art Gallery: 600 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 2 days.

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 23. French Art of the second half of the 18th and early 19th century

The end of the 18th century was marked by a transition from Rococo art and sentimentalism to the art of neo-Classicism. Pictures by the main 'heroes' of Denis Diderot's Salons are displayed in the first section of this gallery – examples of the tastes associated with the Enlightenment. Close by there are small genre scenes painted by Louis-Léopold Boilly, Jean Honoré Fragonard and Martin Drolling. A pair of architectural landscapes by Hubert Robert, a seascape by Claude-Joseph Vernet and a still life by Jean-François van Dal, formerly in the collection of Empress Josephine, all help to recreate the palace backcloth of that age. Works by Jacques-Louis David, leader of the national school of painting during the Napoleonic era, are the culminating exhibits in this gallery of Neo-classicism.