Romanov boyars chambers
Boyars Romanovs Chambers museum is devoted to the boyars’ lifestyle of the 16th-17th centuries, which is also the époque of Ivan the Terrible and the first tsar of the Romanov. Moving from one room into another one you are making a historical journey learning about the everyday life of people in the past.
HistoryIn the middle of the 16th century, famous boyar Nikita Romanovich Zakharjin-Juriev received a luxurious dowry on the occasion of his marriage: an estate not far from the Kremlin. At that time, Nikita Romanovich could hardly imagine that his patronymic would soon become the name of a new royal dynasty and that his grandson, Mikhail Romanov, would become a ‘tsar of all Russians’.The first tsar of the Romanov dynasty Mikhail was believed to be born in this house in 1596.
This house is often referred to as the Palace of the Romanov boyars, but do not expect to see something palatial in the modern sense of the word. Small rooms, narrow passageways, and steep staircases create an atmosphere of medieval Russia.
The interior of the palace
Visiting the Boyars Romanovs Chambers
The museum is located very close to Red Square next to Zaradje park. The museum address is Varvarka 10.
In summer the museum is open every day, but from the 1st of September to the end of February the museum is closed on Tuesday. You may check the working hours info on the museum official website https://en.shm.ru/museum/pbr/.
The tour of the museum usually lasts about 1 – 1,5 hours. We highly recommend it to families with kids and also to everyone who wants to know more about the everyday life of people of the past. The tour can be easily included in any of your Moscow tours as it’s only 5 min walk from Red Square.