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The Old English Court

The history of one of the oldest buildings in Moscow

Старый Английский двор

The museum exhibition is devoted to the life of an English merchant house on Varvarka Street in the 16–17th centuries, and the beginnings of relations between England and Muscovy. During a tour of the Old English Court and chamber of English merchants in the 16–17th centuries, viewers will learn what the two countries traded with each other, how and which foreigners lived here, and what caused Tsar Aleksey Mikhaylovich to end relations with England for 11 years.

The online tour is held by Olga Zhuravleva, head of the exhibition department.

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