Best Art & Historical Museums in Eastern Europe and Russia

Museums in Russia


Moscow

State Tretyakov Gallery - one of the largest museums in Russia with over 100,000 works of art. The State Historical Museum
The Pushkin State Museum
Moscow Kremlin Museums
The State Darwin Museum
The State Museum of Oriental Art
Zurab Tsereteli's Art Gallery

Moscow museum-estate Ostankino

The State Museum of Contemporary Russian History

The Moscow City Museum

St. Petersburg
The Hermitage Museum
Palace Square, 2, St Petersburg
Opened since 1852, it is among the largest and oldest museums in the world with a substantial amount of Western European Art. It was originally founded by Catherine the Great in 1764.


Note: we have listed a few of the popular museums. However, there are 100's more museums in Russia.

Czech Republic

Prague
National Museum, (In Czech)
Moravian Museum, ( In Czech)
National Gallery in Prague, Center for Modern and Contemporary Art.
Lobkwicz Palace
KGB Museum
Karel Zeman Museum
Military Museum - U Pamatniku, 2, Prague 130 05

Olomouc
Muzeum of Art

Plzeň
West Bohemia Museum - (among the largest in the country)
Brewery Museum - (can't miss!)
Museum of Religious Art of the Pilsen Diocese - (same site as above)
National History Museum of the Pilsen Region - (same site as above)

Hungary

Budapest
Hungarian National Museum

Szépművészeti Múzeum - Museum of Fine Arts
Budapest, Dózsa György út 41, 1146

Néprajzi Múzeum - Museum of Ethnography

Soros Center for Contemporary Art

Kecskemét

Kecskeméti Katona Jószef Múzeum

Pécs

Janus Pannonius Museum
Csontváry Museum
Zsolnay Museum

Serbia

Belgrade

Museum of Yugoslav History
Museum of Contemporary Art -(closed indefinitely due to reconstruction)
Historical Museum of Serbia
Museum of Applied Arts
National Museum

Ukraine

Kiev

Western and Oriental Art

National Art Museum of Ukraine

Odessa
Museum of Western and Eastern Art

Poland

Cracow

The National Museum In Krakow
Museum of Archaeology

Warsaw

Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
Museum of the History of Polish Jews   (Opened April 2013)

Turkey

Istanbul
Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art

Istanbul Modern

Topkapi Palace Museum

Side
Side Museum
Selimiyeköyü, Side, Turkey

Popular Exhibits

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Famous Works

  • Garden Monet Matryoshka Dolls  photo credit: RK812 Wikimedia
  • Polish-Ottoman War Battle of Chocim  Artist: Józef Brandt
  • Woman Sitting by the Window Woman Sitting by the Window  Artist: Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry
  • By the Water Well  Artist: Konstiantyn Trutovsky
  • Dadon shemakha Dadon shemakha  Artist: Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin
  • Dancers in Bulgaria Young Dancers in Pirin  Photo: Donald Judge
  • The Slav Epic Krunisanje cara Dušana  Alphonse Mucha
  • Status of Grgur Nin in Croatia Statue of Gregory of Nin  Nin, Croatia
  • Dadon shemakha source: http://bibliotekar.ru/kBilibin/17.htm


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