A long time ago on the place of the museum was located the very first street in Moscow – Velikaya. Now in the underground space adjacent to the Moskvoretskaya embankment, a modern interactive archaeological museum has been created.
Here you can take a picture with an archer of the 17th century, try on a helmet and bracers of a local nobleman, hold a heavy chain mail in your hands.
With the help of modern media technologies, visitors can master the technique of gun loading, learn how to repel enemy’s attack, pick a dress for Tsar's Archer, solve ancient puzzles, find a treasure and much more.
In the display windows of the museum there are interactive projections of the 16-17 centuries heroes. Animated characters will tell about all the museum exhibits and reveal their peculiarities.
The archaeological museum is built around the white-stone foundation of Kitaygorodskaya wall. This outstanding monument of fortification art was created in 1535-1538. The fragment was discovered during archaeological works before the construction of Zaryadye Park.
The museum exhibits authentic items of 15-17 centuries: weapons, stone and cast-iron cannon balls. The exposition includes household items of ordinary citizens, found during the excavations of Zaryadye district: shoes, crockery, accessories, and even treasures hidden here at different times by residents of Kitay-Gorod. Underground Museum is located in the underpass from the park to Moskvoretskaya embankment. Visitors with special needs can use the elevator.
10:00–21:00 (on Mondays 14:00–21:00)
Sessions run every 20 minutes. The first session is at 10:20, the last – at 20:40.
Ticket price (weekdays/weekends):
Ages 18 and up – 190/250 rubles
Ages 7-18 — 95/125 rubles
Children under 7 – free
Please note that tickets for particular sessions can be purchased only at the ticket offices of the park. In order to get a free ticket you must contact the ticket office.
Guided tours with a story about the exhibits:
For groups up to 25 people, including accompanying persons (weekdays/weekends):
in Russian — 2500/3000 rubles
in a foreign language — 5000 rubles
Duration: 20–30 minutes
Free entrance in 2019* each Thursday of the third week of the month, in the frame of Moscow Museum Week.
*please contact the ticket office to receive a free ticket