WWII museum in the Victory park

Victory obeliskVictory park on Poklonnaya hill was opened in 1961 in the west of Moscow. It has the central alley of fountains and live flower clock operating in summer time.
In the grounds there is an open air museum of weapons of World War II period representing tanks, artillery guns, planes, helicopters, armed trains, ships etc.

By 1995 the Victory Memorial museum complex dedicated to WWII was constructed  in the park grounds. It combines the Central museum of the Great Patriotic war 1941-1945, the Victory obelisk and  three worship buildings: a Christian church, a mosque and a synagogue.

6 diorama halls in the museum exposition  give the effect of presence at 6 main battles of the war:

  • Defense of Moscow
  • Stalingrad battle
  • Leningrad blockade
  • Kursk battle
  • Force crossing of the Dnieper
  • Capture of Berlin
Map of the Victory Park

Map of the Victory Park











Central museum of the Great Patriotic war is opened for visitors
Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (ticket office until 7:30 p.m. )

Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (ticket office until 8 p.m. )
Day off: Monday.

Entrance fee:
Central museum 250 rub/person
Taking photos inside is free.
Open air exhibition of military hardware 250 rub/person


Memorial synagogue is opened 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (booking tours in advance)
Memorial mosque
Memorial church of St George

Official web page of Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941 – 1945