The exposition tells about the most important events in the family history of Russian sovereigns in the 16th century. Here are the monuments associated with the accession of the heirs to the royal throne, marriage, the appearance of children and death. Among them are remarkable works: signs and symbols of royal power, items from the treasury of monarchs, personal belongings of representatives of the royal family, family shrines, attributes of funeral and memorial rites, important historical documents. Visitors will see the most status and iconic monuments of the time of the last Rurikovichs on the Moscow throne.
Material and documentary sources cover the history from the death of Tsarevich Dimitri in Uglich, tell about the appearance of the miraculously escaped Tsarevich in Poland in 1604 and his campaign in Russia, about the ascension of Tsar Dmitry Ivanovich to the Russian throne in 1605, his eleven-month reign and death. The evidence of the short reign of False Dmitry I and the works created in the following centuries will tell about how he tried to appear before the world and how he remained in the memory of his descendants. The exposition includes exhibits from the collections of Russian and foreign museums, archives and libraries. Most of them are monuments of exceptional artistic, historical and memorial value.