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Old English Court

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Quite an interesting museum

This is a museum, the exposition of which can be viewed after paying money (by the way, quite... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Very unusual and unexpected

As the sign outside reads, this is a piece of Shakespeare's England in Medieval Moscow. Located... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Nick R
London, United Kingdom
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One of the oldest secular buildings in Moscow dates back to the 16th century.
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Varvarka St., 4, Moscow 109012, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
+7 925 888-70-23
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is a museum, the exposition of which can be viewed after paying money (by the way, quite small). It is dedicated to the trade relations between England and Russia, which began in the middle of the 16th century. During almost a century the building...More

Thank gentbrugg
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Watch your step! And mind your head! I nearly lost a good share of mine, hitting the ceiling :(( The stairs are very steep; although the museum says it’s suitable for wheel-chairs, I do not know how they handle it. Forget high-heels, you may be...More

Thank MuscoviteVT
Reviewed 14 October 2017

As the sign outside reads, this is a piece of Shakespeare's England in Medieval Moscow. Located just a few minutes walk from St Basil's and Red Square, it is fascinating - particularly for an English person - to contemplate that there were English traders (The...More

1  Thank Nick R
Reviewed 27 July 2017

One of the interesting attractions along Ulitsa Varvaka is the Old English Court. This is a refurbished house given to English merchant and adventurer Richard Chancellor by Ivan the Terrible in 1553 in effort to foster better trade relations with England. After major restorations which...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Does not expect the historical building - it's just a modern rebuilt house on a place where previous court stood. Later it was heavily changed and in 2000-x renovated. Only historical stairs remained. In general nice to see how the houses were build during that...More

Thank Larissa T
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Waste of time and money. In this building almost no English, and the things that are explained you can find in any guidebook. There was one kind lady would could speak English, but the rest not. NOT recommendable to visit. Better go to the Romanov...More

Thank Joost N
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The old is only the building. Everything else is new. Very very small collection of old things. We've spend 15 minutes there, 200 rubles for entrance. Everything is white - new paint. Feeling that you're in new building with some vintage furniture. There are many...More

1  Thank helgamarkova
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This building is a hidden gem in Russia! I learned a lot and everything was neatly set up. The only problem was it was quite hard to find the entrance but overall I absolutely loved my visit!

1  Thank Aleksandr O
Reviewed 25 December 2015

In a short distance from the Red Square. Was recently restored. You can have a look at it from the top of the street and take a nice photo.

Thank Elena G
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We went there on a Tuesday just after 10:00 AM. The building had no signs or opening times, just a poster saying that it's an Old English Court. The security guard did not let us in, and when asked about the museum (when and if...More

1  Thank Svyatoslav B
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