Victory 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
Opened for visitors:
Central museum of the Great Patriotic war
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (ticket office until 8 p.m. )
Friday, Saturday – 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (ticket office until 9 p.m. )
Open air exhibition of military hardware and engineering structures
Open air exhibition of weapons and military equipment of local wars and armed conflicts of the 1950-80s
Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (ticket office until 7:30 p.m. )
Day off: Monday.
Central museum 300 rub/person
Taking photos inside is free.
Open air exhibition of military hardware and engineering structures 300 rub/person
Open air exhibition of weapons and military equipment of local wars and armed conflicts of the 1950-80s 300 rub/person
Common ticket (Central museum + 2 Open air exhibitions) 400 rub/person
Memorial synagogue is opened 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (booking tours in advance)
Memorial church of St George
You can book online a tour with a museum guideOfficial web page of Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941 – 1945