Individual tour to the Museum of the War of 1812
Situated between Teatralnaya station and the entrance to the Kremlin, is an interesting museum dedicated to the war of 1812, fought between the Napoleon’s army and Russia.

The very first exhibits contain artefacts and interactive maps, describing the early stages of the war. Some noteworthy items include the many swords, pistols and clothing owned by both the Russian and French generals. It is also possible to see original letters written by Napoleon, specifying his plan for the invasion of Russia. However, if you’re intent on reading them, it’s a good idea to bring a French speaker along with you.

Upstairs the exhibit continues in a similar format. However, it suddenly changes to what could be mistaken for an exhibit in the Tretyakov gallery. These paintings illustrate many key developments of the war and are ordered chronologically. The gallery starts with paintings of the successful invasion by Napoleon’s army, before displaying the eventual devastation caused by the Russian winter.

Furthermore, the museum uses scenes from an on screen adaptation of War and Peace to present another approach to help visualise the war’s development over time. Like the previous paintings, the clips portray numerous scenarios, from the early battles, to the winter conditions and its effects on the soldiers. This is not something I have seen before in previous museums. Nevertheless, it provides an intriguing insight into the possible thoughts and feelings of those who were involved. The variety of mediums used by the museum to depict the war proves to be vey effective.

The excursion is organized by preliminary application:

- by phone (495)923-60-02

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- in our page on Instagram: @ayavmoskve

You can order an individual sightseeing tour at any day convenient for you.

The duration of excursion is 2 or 3 hours.

The excursion is conducted by accredited guide-interpreters in any language.

The terms of payment: the advances payment of 100% in cash or bank transfer.

Dear guests and visitors of our website, we would like to remind you, that we conduct only individual sightseeing tours for you and your guests. We don’t add other people to your group.

                                                           We wish you to have a great time during your trip!

Available days:
Available time:
10:00-11:3012:00-13:3014:30-16:0016:30-18:00Session 1h 30m
Price (RUR)
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  English Other Ticket
Excursion to the Museum of the War of 18127000from 9000500