The exposition tells about the phenomenon of the accelerated pace of life in the twentieth century on the example of life in the 1920s-1930s - the years of the first five-year plans, the time of rapid urban growth and the creation of a grandiose new industry. “Forward, time! Time forward!" - a quote from the play "Bath" by Vladimir Mayakovsky - became the name of the exhibition in the Museum of S. M. Kirov. These lines from the "March of Time" were recited by the heroes of the play before leaving for the future.
The first hall is called "Archive of written-off time". The collection of clocks and watch mechanisms gives an opportunity to see how over the course of several centuries the townspeople recognized and measured the time in St. Petersburg. The second hall of the exhibition "Time Budget" is dedicated to the cardinal changes in the rhythm of life of the townspeople that took place at the turn of the 1920s – 1930s. The third hall "Acceleration of Time" tells how, during the first five-year plans, the townspeople tried to speed up time and bring the "kingdom of equality and justice" closer.