Mosfilm is worth a visit for all Soviet and Russian film buffs. It displays legendary cars from popular films, authentic costumes and stage sets, professional make-up as well as motion-picture and photographic equipment. The museum is located on the vast premises of the Mosfilm Cinema ConcernRussian: kontsern «Mosfilm» in the west of Moscow. The museum is only available to visit on guided tours, which are offered to both individuals and groups (an appointment must be made in advance). These tours are about 1.5 hours long.
Mosfilm’s premises are the largest in Europe – no other film studio in the Old World boasts a floor space of 34.5 ha. It comprises 15 roofed filming floors and 3 locations for outdoor shooting. The film studio was set up in 1924 and still has buildings dating from the early 1930s. The Golden Oldies of Soviet and Russian cinema were shot here, giving the museum a special atmosphere.
The Mosfilm Museum occupies a free-standing building located by the entrance to the premises. A visit to the museum is only part of the tour. Visitors also visit the filming floor, sets of Saint-Petersburg and Old Moscow, and the automated models from the film ‘Viy’ (1967) . Under no circumstances will you be able to have a sneak peek of the real-life shooting process, as tours are not scheduled when filming is underway.