The Museum of the National Military History, Private Foundation

Moscow Oblast

Contact information

Istrinskiy district, Padikovo Village

Tel.: +7 (929) 661-18-49


Operating hours

Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 -16:00, by appointment

Ticket price

All tours are free

Founder/Director of the Museum

Dmitry Viktorovich Persheev



About museum

The museum is located in the place where in 1941 Soviet soldiers stopped the German offensive on Moscow. The heroic defense of Moscow was fought by the soldiers of the 108th Rifle Division under the command of Major General I. I. Birichev. The museum was opened on May 9th, 2014, and its main activity is aimed at perpetuating the memory of the feat of the Soviet people during the Great Patriotic War. The museum exposition is housed in four buildings and covers the period from the beginning of the 19th century to the present. The first building of the museum, opened on May 9th, 2014, is dedicated to the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. Together with a detailed description of the main battles, we show the Red Army’s weapons, awards, uniforms of soldiers and officers, and wartime posters. The exposition of military cars and motorcycles contains two dozen interesting exhibits. Letters from the front, photos, and documents will not leave you indifferent. On May 4th, 2017, the second building of the museum was opened, where all the most interesting and important things that happened in the military history of Russia in the 19th and 20th centuries are concentrated. The collection has been gathered for five years. On November 18th, 2017, on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Soviet counter-offensive near Stalingrad, the museum opened a tank building, in which the restored armored vehicles are stored at the optimum temperature and protected from the effects of the sun and water. It presents more than 50 units of armored vehicles: from the very first serial Soviet tank MS-1 to the modern T-90. On December 1st, 2018, the museum opened the artillery building, which is the fourth building in the museum complex. It houses the heirs of the Katyusha: post-war multiple launch rocket systems, self-propelled guns, modern self-propelled artillery, and anti-aircraft guns.

The outdoor exposition presents the development of national artillery, as there are more than 50 artillery systems presented in our museum.

On May 9th, 2019, on the day of the celebration of the 74th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany, a monument to the soldiers of the Red Army who fought in these places in 1941 was inaugurated in the Museum of the National Military History.