About the Museum
Ensemble Kuskovo, originally owned by the Sheremetev family, is a specimen of a typical 18th century Moscow region residence. The estate was designed as a site for receptions, celebration and other festivities. More than 20 unique monuments of architecture with genuine interiors have been presented including a Dutch House, an Italian House, a Grotto, Greenhouses, others. Another point of interest in Kuskovo Estate is the only regular French park to have survived in Moscow. There are ponds, canals and Russian and Italian sculptures in it. The centerpiece of the estate is the Palace residence. Especially interesting is the original planning and ornaments of the interior. This includes superb works of Russian and European art, decorative arts and crafts and unique collection of 18th century paintings, primarily portraits of Russian emperors and several generations of the Sheremetev family. The museum possesses one of the largest collections of ceramics and glass from different countries dating from antiquity up to present days. Old traditions of hospitality are being revived at the estate, and the museum organizes theatrical programs, receptions and other festivities.
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