The ceremony for the laying of the Museum's foundation stone took place on August 17, 1898 in the presence of Tsar Nicholas II and members of his family. The name of the museum – Alexander III Fine Arts Museum – was officially approved. Building work had commenced a month before that ceremony, which was important as by then the Committee for the Establishment of the Museum already had at its disposal a major part of its collections.
Moscow, Russia, Volkhonka 12
Metro Stations Kropotkinskaya, Borovitskaya, Biblioteka imeni Lenina
Tuesday-Sunday: 11 AM to 8 PM
Ticket office: 11 AM to 7 PM (last tickets sold at 7 p.m.)
Thursday, Friday: 11 AM to 9 PM
Ticket offcie: 11 AM to 8 PM (last tickets sold at 8 p.m.)
Main building, 19th and 20th century European and American Art Gallery: 600 rubles / 300 rubles reduced fee
*valid for the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions (except those to wich tickets should be purchased separately), tickets are valid for 2 days since the date of the purchase and cannot be exchanged or returned.
Answerphone: +7 (495) 697-79-98 (Russian only)
Additional information: +7 (495) 697-95-78 (Russian and English)
Excursion office: +7 (495) 697-74-15 (Russian only)
The Main Building is equipped with ramps and elevators.