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The Armoury

Dvortsovaya St., 1R, Moscow 103073, Russia
+7 (495) 695-37-76
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Ranked #13 of 1,456 Attractions in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Military Museums
Traveler Description: Despite its name, it's not really an armory: it's a museum of national treasures. Some of the items were made in the Kremlin’s workshops, others were... more »
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Chania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Armoury was the best thing we saw in Russia, totally amazing place. The biggest collection of Faberge eggs as well as many other Faberge items. All the Russian royal crowns and clothes and a million other things, so much all in one place was totally mind lowing. We got there really early and were the first group in of... More

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Yeppoon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is one of those places where there is so much stuff it can get a bit overwhelming. Try to avoid getting jammed out by the many tour groups that barge their way around. If you can you will be amazed by the costumes, jewellry, silverware etc. Makes you understand why there was a revolution.

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

With so much history in Europe it's easy to get museumed out but the Armoury has an amazing collection of carriages, clothing and weaponry and such from the Zsarist period that is well worth a look despite the steep entry fee of $30each. Make sure you get your ticket first before joining the queue as there is quite a distance... More

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Paarl, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a guided tour, but the Diamond Fund was not included, we had to ask for it. You cannot miss this, the collection is probably worth more that the Crown Jewels in London. In the Armoury, the Faberge eggs and many of the other items are priceless. Tickets are issued for a specific time, but they are not so... More

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Key Biscayne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Most special to us was seeing the 10 Faberge Imperial eggs and other Faberge items. Lots of diplomatic silver arranged in rooms by country. Stunning wealth.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This museum was part of the tour . It is much more than the Arm museum it is about Russian Imperial museum and wealth of Russia. I enjoyed it very much.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

one of the best museums I have been today, the items on display were terrific and some of the finest exhibits I have every seen, wonderful carraiges, amazing weapons, the gold and silver work were also amazing and off course the Faberge eggs.

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Dunsmore, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This museum and the Diamond Fund house a fabulous collection of Russian decorative art including Faberge Easter Eggs and the most amazing jewellery and state jewels in the Diamond Fund. Very annoyingly our tour guide seemed cross and puzzled that we wanted to visit the Diamond Fund, but I am glad we did because it was wonderful. Clearly few groups... More

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Well worth the visit, much more than weapons to view. Pictures , clothes and a lot more to view. It will take you time to take in all on show.

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Armoury is inside the Kremlin grounds and is well worth a visit. Housing a fabulous collection of works of art, regal jewels, silverware, horse-drawn coaches. Depending on your interest in such collections, you could spend hours in here. We are no experts but 90 minutes was well spent. The place does get busy, so going early is advised.

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