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The Armoury

Dvortsovaya St., 1R, Moscow 103073, Russia
+7 (495) 695-37-76
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Ranked #14 of 1,524 Attractions in Moscow
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Amazing collection of treasures. The hardest part is buying tickets and getting in. The Armoury houses several different rooms with various impressive treasures, but the Diamond Room is where the real jewels are. A separate ticket is required. Armoury tickets can be purchased in person at the main Kremlin ticket window only 45 minutes in advance of your admission time.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Amazing opulence of gold,silver and jewels. Carriages, weapons, imperial clothing as well as those of high clergy. Its a must when touring the Kremlin.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Armoury was not great but it did have a lot of pieces from Russian Royalty and nobles. It shows why there was a revolution, as these people were eating off gold plates while the common citizens starved in the streets. Beautiful display of carriages that were really nice to see.

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The things that are in the Armory you will only see here... No other museum in the world has this amount of pieces and this preciosity and kind manufacture in exposition. Deserve to be seen.

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Hook, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Worth a visit. Faberge eggs beautiful. Book ticket in advance on the official web site. Remember to take passport to collect ticket

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Bat Yam, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the most nice plac i visited in moscow. I liked very much the collection of the old dress and og the porzelan eggs. I do not understand though why there is a prohibition of photografing??

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This museum is full of riches from a bygone era, crowns, clothing, gold bowls (gifts from European Royal families), and faberge eggs like you've never seen before, they are intricate in design and exquisite in their gold and precious stones. Don't miss this attraction when in Moscow.

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Chania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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

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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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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