The Polytechnic Museum was established in 1872, having evolved from a collection of the technology fair. Today, it is one of the world's largest science and technology museums. With more than 190,000 exhibits and almost 150 collections from various fields of tech and science, the Museum is set to reopen in 2021 following a large-scale overhaul.
Besides tech-savvy folks, the Polytech always drew all sorts of creative people. Its halls hosted literary readings and poetry recitations by the likes of Alexander Blok, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, and singer-songwriter Bulat Okudzhava.
Историческое здание Политехнического музея закрылось на реставрацию в 2013-м. Однако музейные мероприятия проводятся на разных площадках, в том числе во временном павильоне Политеха на ВДНХ.
A new urban space was added to the adjacent area: a green amphitheater in front of the main entrance from Lubyanskaya Square. It is slated to become a venue for lectures, concerts, and open-air festivals. Besides, the museum will relaunch a science and tech library, estimated to be Europe's largest.
During reconstruction, you can join a tour of the Museum Park.
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