Since the Foundation of the Museum and to this day its funds replenished with new materials. At present the Museum collection totals more than 1 million items, including: the rich archaeological collections, the Foundation of fine materials (series of paintings by A. M. Vasnetsov “the Old Moscow”, the works of I. K. Aivazovsky, V. E. Makovsky, Century D. Polenov, V. I. Surikov, L. O. Pasternak in. A. Nesterov, R. R. Falk and others); the collection of postcards with views of Moscow from different periods, photo materials. Of great interest is the Foundation documentary and written sources (personal archives of historians Moscow P. Century Sytin, B. S. Semenkova, chemist B. I. Zbarskaya and other), archives of the city and state organizations, the collection of plans, maps, guide – books and reference books in Moscow, rare handwritten books, posters and billboards. Foundation material sources (fabrics, porcelain, glass, weapons, household items, numismatic and other collections) gives an idea about the life of Muscovites throughout the history of the city. In the scientific library contains publications on the history of the city (over 60 thousand books, 50 thousand copies of Newspapers and magazines).
The main building of the Museum since 1934 was in the Church of St. John the theologian under the Elm on the New square. In 2006 the Government of Moscow donated to the Museum the new premises – complex “Commissariat stores to create a universal Museum complex of the XXI century ” Museum of Moscow”.
In the new space Museum of Moscow has moved in 2011, and now it begins a new development.
Branches of the Museum Association “Museum of Moscow”, Museum of archeology of Moscow, the Museum “English courtyard”, Museum of Russian harmonica A. Mirek”, Museum of history “Lefortovo”, Museum of Russian country estate culture “Manor of princes of Golitsynyh “Blachernae – Kuzminki”, the Museum “The house on the embankment”.
THE MUSEUMS OF MOSCOW:
THE MUSEUM OF ESTATE CULTURE
THE MUSEUM OF ENGLISH COURTYARD
THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY LEFORTOVO
Harmonika MUSEUM A. MIREK
CITY TOUR DESK