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Moscow museums opening to free tours during winter vacations

January 02, 2:53 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The museums expect an impressive inflow of visitors, who they will treat to an array of captivating and educative programmes, master classes, tours, and offbeat installations
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MOSCOW, January 2. /TASS/. As many as 86 Moscow museums and exhibition halls lift entrance fees from January 2 through January 10, Moscow City’s department for culture said.

The museums expect an impressive inflow of visitors, who they will treat to an array of captivating and educative programmes, master classes, tours, and offbeat installations.

For instance the Vlakhernskoye-Kuzminki Estate Museum holds an introductory tour ‘Meet the Princes Golitsyn’ devoted to the Golitsyns, one of the oldest Russian noble families that played a notable role at all stages of this country’s history. The Golitsyns owned the Kuzminki estate in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The same exhibition highlights the Christmas traditions of 19th century Russia.

The Kuzminki museum also hosts a display titled ‘A Dedication of Hans Christian Andersen’.

The Kuskovo Estate and the State Museum of Ceramics have prepared a new programme for children and their parents ‘The New Year Carnivals and Christmas at Kuskovo’.

From January 2 to January 10, the Museum of Moscow offers a menu of theme tours showing various aspects of the New Year and Christmas celebrations in medieval Moscow. The visitors are invited to take part in a quiz ‘Traditions of the Festive Moscow’, as well as ‘The New Year for Best Friends’ performance with a master class and a tea party.

The Museum of the Defense of Moscow marks the end of the year, in which the 70th anniversary since the end of World War II was celebrated, with an exhibition titled ‘In the Presence of the War’ that shows the everyday routine life of rank-and-file Soviet people in the rear and in evacuation at the peak of World War II.

The full list of the museums taking part in the action has been published by at official website of the city department for culture.

Moscow museums received more than 600,000 people during New Year vacations in 2015.

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