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Dear guests! Please wear masks in the park pavilions and maintain social distance. Take care of your health and the health of those around you. Thank you!

Visiting the Old English Court (Moscow Museum Week)

Exhibition "1st TSAR. Moscow. terrible" and the ancient chambers of one of the oldest civil buildings preserved in Moscow – every Monday of the third week of the month the admission is free as part of the Moscow Museum Week. 
October 11
Old English Court Registration closed
October 11
Old English Court Registration closed
In the Podklet – the oldest part of the building – you will see the exhibition "1st TSAR. Moscow. terrible", dedicated to the first Russian Tsar Ivan Vasilyevich (the Terrible), who established trade and economic relations with England in the 16th century, and in 1556 granted chambers to the merchants of the English trading society – the Moscow Company. The central exhibit of the exhibition is the bust of Ivan the Terrible, an anthropological reconstruction created in 1963–1965 by Professor Mikhail Gerasimov based on the remains of the tsar found in the tomb during excavations in the chapel of John the Baptist in the Archangel Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin. The key multimedia exhibit of the exhibition is a digital reconstruction of the tsar's portrait created by artificial intelligence.

In the upper chambers, you will learn about how the life of English merchants and entrepreneurs was arranged, what they imported and exported from Russia, how trade was organized. You will pass through the Treasury Chamber, where ceremonial receptions were held, the treasury was kept and trade deals were concluded. In the second chamber, Povarnya, you will see a model of an English galleon of the 16th–17th centuries, samples of goods and travel equipment of English travelers, as well as a map showing the routes of their travels in Russia and dangerous sea expeditions that brought the two powers closer together in the Era of the Great Geographical Discoveries.

In the creation of the exhibition "1st TSAR. Moscow. terrible" was attended by: composer Dmitry Mazurov (musical design), artist in the field of machine learning Denis Shiryaev (digital reconstruction of Ivan the Terrible), director of the television series "Terrible" Alexey Andrianov, scriptwriter of the television series "Terrible" Timur Ezugbaya.

The exhibition includes: fragments of newsreels about the work of the anthropologist, Professor Mikhail Gerasimov in the process of restoring the appearance of the first tsar; excerpts from the epic "Ivan the Terrible" by Sergei Eisenstein (1944–1945) and the historical series "Terrible" (2020); sketches by Sergei Eisenstein for the script of the film "Ivan the Terrible".

Exhibition partners:
Museum of Moscow, Russian State Archives of Literature and Art, MOSFILM, VGTRK, Russia-1, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology named after N.N. Miklukho-Maclay of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Union of Composers of Russia

To see the exposition, you need to register on the website or get a free ticket in the interactive terminals of the park.

Suggested visit duration: 45-60 minutes

You can visit the museum individually or with a small group (max. 10 people). No more than 5 people can be in one room at a time.

Please note that you must use protective mask and keep a social distance of 1.5 meters. If you have fever heat or respiratory disease symptoms, you can’t visit the Old English Court. 

By purchasing a ticket, you confirm that you and all the persons for whom you are purchasing tickets:
  • are familiar with the recommendation stated in the Decree of the Mayor of Moscow No. 13-УМ from March 5, 2021, not to leave the place of residence (stay), including residential and garden houses, for people over 65 year old, as well as for people with diseases, the list of which determined by the order of the Moscow Department of Healthcare No. 1117 from September 25, 2020;
  • have no diseases, the list of which is determined by the order of the Moscow Department of Healthcare No. 1117 from September 25, 2020, which obligate not to leave the place of residence (stay) under the conditions of the high-alert regime in Moscow;
  • have no suspected case of the Novel Сoronavirus infection (2019-nCoV), as well as manifestations of an acute respiratory viral infection and other acute respiratory diseases;
  • haven’t contacted with people who had been diagnosed with the Novel Сoronavirus infection.
By purchasing a ticket, you give your consent to the State Autonomous Institution of Culture of Moscow “Park Zaryadye” to process your personal data and the personal data of the persons for whom you are purchasing tickets. Processing includes collection, recording, systematization, storage, clarification, use, depersonalization, blocking, deletion, destruction, as well as transfer for processing to the executive authorities of Moscow and their subordinate organizations responsible for compliance of the high-alert regime. The purpose of processing is to control the your and the persons’ for whom you are purchasing tickets compliance of the restrictions provided by the decree of the Mayor of Moscow dated 08.06.2020 No 68-УМ and related to the high-alert regime in the context of the spread of COVID-19, including the time when you attend the relevant event (use the ticket) and the time before.   
See detailed temporary rules for visitors here (in Russian).

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