Golden coins in the history of the Romanov dynasty

Many exhibitions are dedicated to this particular crowned dynasty, but the history of the Romanovs has never been told from beginning to end through the medium of coins.

The exhibition presents gold coins from the entire period of the Romanov dynasty from 1613 to 1917: more than 500 coins in total. They will tell many fascinating stories: to the ringing of coins, the Romanovs were married to the kingdom to the sound of jingling coins, they used them in everyday life and as "butts" for revered icons, they paid with them on trips abroad and when gambling, they paid for wars with them and awarded civilians for their services.
This exposition presents the rarest specimens, including the first gold coin created in regular minting - the chervonets of 1701, the first gold commemorative coin of 1832, unique platinum Russian coins, old metal wallets, Faberge jewelry and much more.



The traditional form of presentation allows to tell as much as possible about coins. You will learn how coins are related to the history of the Romanov dynasty, how they reflect important events in the life of the country, convey the change of styles in art, changes in state symbols, development of metal mining and mint technology.


Experimental material presentation allows you to immerse yourself in a special world of golden and platinum coins using augmented and virtual reality technologies. Three-dimensional images help to include numismatic objects in the context of the history of Russia and reveal the main subjects related to the rare exhibits.

Visit without a guide

For those who prefer to wander in silence on their own, immersing themselves in the museum space, and studying the exhibits they like in more detail without being distracted by the chatter of the group or the guide’s stories.

Academic + Quest

This form of holding includes an academic tour of the exhibition “Golden coins in the history of the Romanov dynasty”, where you will learn about the role coins played in the history of the dynasty, how they reflect important events in the life of the country, transmit changes in styles in art, changes in the state symbols, etc. During the tour, the guide will pay attention to the most interesting exhibits, tell about traditions and stories related to objects, which will help even inexperienced visitors to answer the questions of the quest.

Having listened to the guide, the participants will receive tablets with questions, the answers to which they will have to find by themselves in the exhibition, showing attentiveness, resourcefulness and ingenuity. After answering all the questions and making conclusions, the participants will learn how the “special coin” is called and why it is so unique.