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 10. Rembrandt and his School

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn was the greatest figure in European art of the 17th century. What is striking about the image of Rembrandt and his art is not only the rare range of his many talents (he painted narrative pictures, landscapes, still lifes and he was an outstanding graphic artist and etcher as well) but also his greatness as a man, who remained faithful to humanist and democratic ideals throughout his life.

The Museum holds drawings and etchings by the great Master and six of his paintings, which are on display. They give us the chance to trace the main stages in the work of the artist from the picture he painted aged twenty "Christ driving the Money-Changers from the Temple" (1626) to the masterpieces of his maturity – psychological portraits and narrative compositions.

Rembrandt had many pupils and his art exerted a major influence on other Dutch painters. In Rembrandt's workshop the art of other masters was studied but little was copied: much of their work was painted from life. The creative process brought teacher and pupils together. The latter were men of varying character and degrees of talent. Some of them, like Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, kept careful track of changes in Rembrandt's style. Others like Carel Fabritius, after mastering the lessons of his teacher, developed his traditions further. Still others, such as Ferdinand Bol, after grasping certain features of the Master's painterly manner, later, so as to find favour with patrician circles in Amsterdam, rejected Rembrandt's precepts and turned to academic painting.