Monument of architecture Kolomenskoe, a former country residence of the Tsar in the 16–17th centuries, is well known in Russia and in foreign countries.
A total of 17 monuments of architecture, history, and culture of federal significance are situated in the museum. The territory proper is a unique natural reserved landscape with natural relief and ancient archeological and geological monuments left from the past.
The most interesting buildings on the territory of the estate are the Ascension Church (1532), the Church of the Icon of the Kazan Virgin (17th cent) and the house of Peter the Great.
The most striking part of the large complex is the beautiful Church of the Ascension of Christ (1532), built in the old Russian "tent" style. There is a partly rebuilt 16th century iconostasis. The belfry also dates from the beginning of the same century.
The log cabin in which Peter the Great lived in Archangelsk has been transferred here. Other examples of Russian wooden architecture are the Prison Tower from Siberia (1631), the Defense Tower from the White Sea (1690) and a 17th century mead brewery from the village of Preobrazhenskoye.
The Museum is housed in the former servants' quarters of the estate, its collection contains icons, metalwork, tiles.