The Museum is located in a complex of buildings registered as the landmark of the late XVIII–XX centuries architecture. Muscovites call this old mansion the Osterman House after the name of its former owners.
From the second quarter of the XVII century this suburban mansion belonged to the Streshnevs family of Russian nobles, and in 1783 it was inherited by Count Ivan Andreyevich Osterman. In the late XVIII century the main mansion, constructed after the design of an unknown architect, obviously from M. F. Kazakov's circles, acquired the appearance that was close to what we see today. In 1796 brothers Ivan Andreyevich and Fedor Andreyevich transferred their title and name to their grandnephew Alexander Ivanovich Tolstoy glorified in the patriotic war of 1812 and foreign campaigns of the Russian army. The mansion of A. I. Osterman-Tolstoy suffered in the 1812 fire, it was not restored for a long time, and was sold to the Holy Synod to house the Moscow Seminary in 1834.
In the early 1840s the building was restored and expanded after the design by A. F. Shchedrin, and in 1885 a wing of the diocesan dormitory was added to the gallery on the right, it was designed by P. Ye. Bayev.
Viewers of this online tour will get a chance to see a wide variety of interior decorations held in the museum's collection. The collection features Empire style furniture sets, which prevailed in Europe for a long period of time and really resonated with the Russian nobility.
The spinning wheel used to be an important part of the life of every girl in Russia: she would receive her first spinning wheel at the age of 5, and then another one as a wedding gift from the groom.
The territory of the Museum with the total area of 5 acres makes it possible to realize modern events involving the park zone in museum projects, to conduct mass events, to create public space.
The All-Russian Decorative Art Museum is a modern space, where the experience and traditions of decorative arts serve as a starting point for facilitating communication and creativity.
History of the Moscow region from the Stone Age to Peter the Great
Alexander Ostrovsky referred to himself as a native of Moscow
The history of the world famous painting
Madonna's character in various works of the Proto-Renaissance era
The story of a particular prisoner or their relatives
The tour tells the story of the New Manege building
Popular child's play of the Soviet era
90 Years of the Moscow Planetarium
A sculpture by Monika Sosnowska
A huge exhibition space dedicated to the Russian history of space exploration
Unique museum located at a depth of 7 metres
History of the ballet dancer
'Open Storage' at the Polytechnic Museum
The tour will also discuss famous guests who have visited the house and Bakhrushin's love for ballet
Tour 'Renaissance Man: Portrait Sculpture of the 15th Century'
150 years of family history
A tour through a unique diorama complex created by battle painters from Mitrofan Grekov's studio
The history of a fragment of the historical centre of Moscow
The most mysterious countries of the East
Shchepkin and Gogol. Two Geniuses
A gallery of the world famous artist Ilya Glazunov
The opposition of the two famous Renaissance sculptors
The exhibition of Soviet and Russian artist Tatiana Nazarenko's works
Landscapes by Claude Lorrain
The exhibition is curated by twenty celebrities in the most different areas.
What is a funfair? It is a celebration, a carnival, fireworks of colours and emotions
More than 50 of the most recognizable works of the author
The quest based on the names of the 7 most famous dogs of the Great Patriotic War
The museum in the house with a mezzanine, a 19th century historical and architectural monument
Russian wooden architecture
A journey through worlds created by classical and contemporary art,cinema and Russian folklore
A general biology exposition located in a former estate
An online tour through the museum galleries displaying the history and culture of ancient civilizations
From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
How does it fly? How does it work, and what is it used for?
History of Russian Impressionism
Centuries-old culture, traditions, religious concepts
Stories of Soviet Moscow. Vysotki
The avant-garde artist who could do anything
Unique online walks around the Palace
One of the world's largest museums dedicated to science and engineering
The 40,000 names
The superiority of the spiritual over the corporeal depicted
Moscow's quiet nook where history and fairy tale intertwine with modernity
The theatrical traditions of Eastern countries
The oldest of its kind in Moscow
The story of the life of the writer Ilya Ilf in Moscow
The Moscow museum dedicated to the evolution theory
The History of the Chambers of the Old English Court
The story of one of the painter's most famous works
The biography and creative path of this great 20th century poet
The models and copies of his monuments
The only state specialised museum of ancient Russian culture
An exhibition and education space dedicated to the history, present and future of the Cyrillic alphabet
The Grand Kremlin and Talyzins' Estate
The most significant battles of the Great Patriotic War as depicted by various battle painters
History of the Middle Yauza River area during the 17th–20th centuries
Stories of love in inhuman conditions
The world's most advanced (in terms of technical equipment) educational and entertaining astronomy centre
The first and only state memorial Bulgakov museum in Russia
The multiple works performed by Zurab Tsereteli in various techniques
The open-air tour around the collection of more than 400 military vehicles
The Uvarov sarcophagus, named after its owner Count Sergey Semionovich Uvarov
Chaliapin House Museum
The project focused on the people behind the rich history of the 20th-century
An excursion from the Moscow Planetarium