In 1896 the Museum of the History of Moscow opened its doors for the first time in the Russian capital. Known for being one of the oldest museums, it was establised at the start of Russia's scientific community. This impressive museum has an intriguing collection depicting Moscow city life from the earlier beginnnings all the way to the present day. The Moscow Museum boasts a striking collection of archeological findings and numerous paintings to start off with. They also provide you with a closer look at the artefacts commonly owned by residences of Moscow through out the ages. Here you will see examples of crockery, clothing, furniture, oil lamps, books and stamps of that period.