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The Armoury

Address: Dvortsovaya St., 1R, Moscow 103073, Russia
Phone Number: +7 (495) 695-37-76
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Early-Admission Kremlin Tour in Moscow: Armory...
Ranked #12 of 1,374 Attractions in Moscow
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
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Owner description: A dazzling array of treasures from the 4th to the 20th century are housed in this Kremlin museum, including thrones and carriages of the tsars, the works of Moscow silver and goldsmiths, arms, jewels, precious Russian Easter eggs and other Russian and foreign decorative arts.
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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This museum showcases the most fabulous treasures of the Russian empire. You get to see so much gold, silver and jewels that you will surely be overwhelmed. The rooms are filled with religious and secular items from several centuries. Many of the items are made by Russian craftsmen, but many are also gifts from foreign powers. Do not miss the... More

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Maghera, United Kingdom
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Sensational and profound display of weapons, armory, power, gifts and treasures on show...it is the oldest museum in Moscow showcasing patriotic glamour or, if you like, propaganda. First of, as you descend into the building you must surrender your coat due to security reasons. The muesum has very strict and regulated security. We where told they often just throw all... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I didn't realise this was now a museum. I was expecting a display of weapons throughout history. What a fabulous display of everything from costumes to carriages. Even the horses had jewels on their stirrups and reins. Don't miss this attraction on your visit to Moscow

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The armoury has meany beautiful artefacts including costumes. I had been under the delusion that only weapons would be displayed but this is not the case! There is so much more to see. Some of the treasures are mind-boggling! No visit to the Kremlin is complete without a visit to this place. Visitors are allowed in only every two hours... More

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St. Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is the oldest museum in Moscow and is a "must see". It is filled with beautiful jewels, thrones, crowns, carriages, arms and armor, gowns, gold and silver vessels, china and Faberge eggs. It was a delight to see the Armoury after numerous museums and palaces filled with gold and oil paintings during our two week cruise of Russia.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

As with many other Moscow attractions booking an early tour is not a bad idea. There is so much to see and crowds can really hamper the experience so go early. This is a must do in Moscow as it houses amazing and essential pieces of Russian history including some Faberge eggs. Give yourself plenty of time to go at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Make sure to book in advance a privet tour via the official office you need to do it in advance and your hotel concierge may help. It is the best way to see and really enjoy the Armoury.

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Try to get there early as the tour groups descend in hordes later in the day and make seeing the displays really difficult

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Enter through the southern gate and not northern, otherwise you end up walking all around the Kremlin to find the entry. Stuning exhibition showing so many beautiful items. Audioguide is included with your ticket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My wife and I aren't museum buffs but the magnificent collection at The Armoury is a definite must-see! History buffs will be over the moon. We had not realised the hours that we spent immersed in history and the artifacts just whizzed by. The visual feast at The Armoury was indeed stimulating! I had photos but I am hoping to... More

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