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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...
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Ranked #10 of 1,332 Attractions in Moscow
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: A dazzling array of treasures from the 4th to the 20th century are...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We loved visiting the armoury. It was fascinating to see the bejewelled weapons, ornaments and faberge eggs on display. We particularly enjoyed the room full of old carriages. The audio guide is included in the price of ticket. A must-see. Note you need to buy a separate ticket for entering the armoury (700 rub) in addition to the ticket for... More 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Our first visit to Moscow was short on December 27-30, we did not want to stay in the lines, so we ordered two days private tours and could not do better than that! All our tickets and schedules were ready and we did not waste any time. We spent a first day on the territory of Kremlin with our guide,... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

How can an attraction be both overwhelming and simultaneously mediocre? Yes the carriages, and some of the costumes were cool, some of the crowns also, but OMG way way too much silver, pewter and other heavy boring (weapons) stuff. Just look through a book and say you saw it, that way you won't have the inconvenience of waiting and waiting... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

To see the gowns woman had to wear years ago was amazing. So detailed, intricate, and HEAVY looking!! The carriage section was really neat also. I cannot even imagine how heavy these carriages are and to pull them around the city! We had a tour guide for our trip in Russia, so it was nice to have someone explain the... More 

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Amoury has a great display of Russian jewels and other spectacular gifts, ornaments , weapons , clothes and carriages collected by the Tsars through the ages. As one comment along the way said if a European ruler wanted an audience with the Tsar or Tsarina a gift was required and it better be good. And they were. I would... More 

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My family and I visited the Amoury in December of 2014. Would we go again? No. Would we recommend them to friends? Probably. I would tell them though that over all I was disappointed with Armoury tour. It just didn’t have the “wow” factor that I was expecting. You have to buy your tickets to the Amoury in advanced and... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The entire Armoury is great, and definitely get the (free) audio guide as it helps summarize what can sometimes seem like an overwhelming number of pieces. The most impressive room by far was the carriage room, which is the closest thing we had ever seen to a fully realized fairy-tale scene.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

But it's not, it's like the crown jewel tour in Tower of London, amazing gems and amazing to see the gifting over the years.

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Baltimore, MD and NYC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was likely the best museum I have ever visited. The jewels are ridiculous and the carriages and historic clothing and weapons are just amazing. I went with a tour guide and it was worth every penny!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

There are two floors to the museum, the bottom floor is dedicated to antiquities of Russian rulers. In the first hall there are coronation dresses that bestow the imagination. The next hall contains ceremonial objects that are beautifully carved with exotic gold inlaid. The next two halls deal with equestrian artifacts; carriages and saddlery, many of the objects given by... More 

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