Nikolay Rubinstein Museum is situated in the famous Big Hall of the Moscow Conservatory named after P. I. Tchaikovsky, where celebrated musicians from different countries have appeared for a century.
The expositions of N. Rubinstein museum are dedicated to the history of the Moscow Conservatory, which was founded in 1866 by Nikolay Rubinstein, a brilliant pianist and conductor, composer and organizer of the Russian Musical Society. That is why the Museum is named after Nikolay Rubinstein.
The most interesting exhibits of the Museum are the celesta, which P. I. Tchaikovsky brought from France for the production of his ballet "Nut Cracker", the grand piano of the brilliant Russian pianist K. Igumnov, the music stands of P. I. Tchaikovsky and N. G. Rubinstein, and a lot of portraits /paintings and sculptures/ of Russian composers and artists, such as M. Glinka, N. Rubinstein, S. Taneyev, V. Safonov, D. Shostakovich, R. Glier, N. Miaskovsky, T. Nikolaeva and many others.
The visitors can see Russian folk musical instruments and an old phonograph.There are a lot of documents, autographs, photographs, for example of G. Neuhaus, S. Richter, E. Gilels, D. Oistrakh, L. Kogan. There is also antique furniture from the orchestra stalls and boxes of the Big Hall.
The excursion includes a visit to the BIG HALL, which was built in 1901 by the popular Russian architect V. Zagorsky and is very famous. It is possible to visit The Small Hall and The Rakhmaninov Concert Hall too. The excursion can be organized at any day and time