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 29. The Sculpture of Michelangelo

The work of the greatest Italian artist of the 16th century – Michelangelo Buonarrotti (1475-1564) dates from the High and Late Renaissance, the culmination of the Renaissance style and its consummation, the end of its humanist ideals.

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Michelangelo was born in 1475 into a noble family. His father was a podesta (chief magistrate) in the small town of Caprese not far from Florence. After overcoming the opposition of his family, who regarded the work of an artist as no more than a coarse craft not worthy of a nobleman, Michelangelo was taken on as an apprentice in Florence at the court of Lorenzo de Medici and found himself in a milieu of the spiritual élite of his times. Michelangelo acquired his professional skills while working under the well-known sculptor, Bertoldo di Giovanni, when he was able at the same time to study

The finest examples of Italian sculpture and works of Classical sculpture from the collection of the Medici family.

Michelangelo's work can be seen as one of the high-points of European art in the Renaissance period. The work of the great Florentine is represented in the Museum by casts of the sculptor's most renowned creations enabling visitors to trace his creative path: the Roman Pietà, the figures from the tomb of Pope Julius II, the ensemble from the tomb of the Medici and the Entombment.