The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (main building)

The Pushkin State Museum holds one of Russia’s biggest collections of foreign artwork, from ancient masterpieces to contemporary art. Painting masterpieces from around the world are displayed in the Main Building, including artworks by Rembrandt, Rubens, Botticelli, Canaletto, Poussin, painters of the Northern Renaissance, and other prominent artists.

The Pushkin Museum is famous for its collection of art from the ancient world, especially ancient Greece and Rome, e.g. the famous Priam’s Treasure. The founder of the museum, Ivan Tsvetaev, envisioned it as an educational venue, so the exposition includes a vast collection of copies of antique, medieval, and Renaissance artworks, such as copies of Michelangelo’s sculptures. Another mission was to provide a place where visitors could become familiar with art and culture from all over the world, and we have been successfully fulfilling this role for over a century.

The Main Building is the museum’s primary exhibition space. Russia’s largest and most significant exhibitions take place here. In addition to the art viewing space, the Pushkin Museum also offers educational programs, lectures on the history of art and architecture, guided tours and meetings with curators, public discussions and panels on contemporary art, educational events and workshops for children and adults, including people with special needs, and concerts of classical and modern music.

Please note!

With the Moscow CityPass card you can visit the permanent exhibition of one of the Museum – either the Main Building of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts or the Gallery of 19th and 20th century European and American Art.

If there is a queue you can use the Fast Track option. Go around the building to the right and show your Moscow CityPass card at the entrance #5, go to the ticket desk on the ground floor to get your ticket.

The Museum halls 16-29 are closed for visits from May 13 to October 18.

Contacts and location

What else does Moscow CityPass include

Moscow CityPass is a single electronic card for tourists, which include visits to the best museums and excursions, the best deals and discounts.


Free Entry to the all City Sightseeings
Guidebook + city map
in russian, english and chinese
Transport pass
for 20 rides
(only for CityPass
with transport)
SIM card:
calls and internet (24 hours for free)
Discounts and benefits
in the shops, restaurants and taxies
Without queuing
To the top attractions


12, Volkhonka Street, Moscow

Biblioteka Imeni Lenina

+7(495) 697-9578





11:00 - 20:00 Ticket office closes 1 hour before the Museum closing time.


11:00 - 20:00 Ticket office closes 1 hour before the Museum closing time.


11:00 - 21:00 Ticket office closes 1 hour before the Museum closing time.


11:00 - 21:00 Ticket office closes 1 hour before the Museum closing time.


11:00 - 20:00 Ticket office closes 1 hour before the Museum closing time.


11:00 - 20:00 Ticket office closes 1 hour before the Museum closing time.

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