Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre
Bldg. 1A, 11 Obraztsov Street
+7 (495) 645-05-50
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 12pm-10pm, Fri 10am-3pm, closed Sat
How to reach the object: M: Novoslobodskaya, Mendeleevskaya
The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre in Moscow is the world’s largest Jewish museum and the largest indoor exhibition area in Europe.
The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre are located on Obraztsov Street in the historic building of Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, built in a project by architect Konstantin Melnikov in 1925-1927. The large museum project opened in Moscow on 8 November 2012 (exhibition area of 4,500 m2, total area of 17,000 m2).
The museum’s exposition is as interactive as possible, in order to transfer information to visitors by using modern computer and audio-visual technology.
A detailed presentation of the museum project was held for the first time within the frames of the Second International “Traditions and Modernity” Art Festival in Moscow Manege in March 2008. The idea to establish the museum was supported by Russian President Vladimir Putin, while Director of the FSB Nikolai Patrushev gave the museum fund 16 documents relating to the fate of Raoul Wallenberg