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The Armoury

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Address: Dvortsovaya St., 1R, Moscow 103073, Russia
Phone Number: +7 (495) 695-37-76
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A dazzling array of treasures from the 4th to the 20th century are housed...

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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Historical and very worthwhile!

Buy tickets at office near Kutafya Tower (metro: Alexander Gardens--Александровский Сад)--700 roubles for adults (under 16 is free), 45 minutes before entry. Entry is NOT 10 to 5... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Moscow, Russia
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Buy tickets at office near Kutafya Tower (metro: Alexander Gardens--Александровский Сад)--700 roubles for adults (under 16 is free), 45 minutes before entry. Entry is NOT 10 to 5. We went in the 2:30 p.m. group. There is a 10 a.m., 12 noon, and 4:30 p.m. entry, also. Our favorites were the carriages and Faberge eggs. The coronation gowns are interesting,... More 

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Thank jotjensen
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So entertaining and thrilling to walk around in the enormous rooms and feel the winds of history by looking at the swords, armours, wagons, horse armours, crowns and much more!

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Surrey
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only place in Russia to view the Fabulous Faberge Egg collection - apart from those out on loan to other exhibitions. Worth it for those alone.. Definitely get the headset tour information, very informative

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Lima, Peru
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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be confused by the name, this museum has amazing pieces of russian history, Faberge eggs, clothing, jewerly, all really interesting for everybody who would like to know a little more of the russian history. We loved it and with help of the audio tours, we got the best of it. The Faberge eggs were one of my favourites, but... More 

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Brooksville, Florida
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since its called the armory, you'd expect just a collection of war related stuff. Its more like a museum with all sorts of historical items related to the czars. lots of jewels and jewel crusted Bibles and icons. lots of garments worn by Catherine the great. There is an amazing collection of horse drawn carriages in perfect condition made in... More 

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Greensburg, Indiana
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a state museum with the crown jewels, royal coaches, royal gowns artifacts of the great Czars and is worth attending.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We normally aren't fans of museums but paid to visit the armoury as we thought we would see the inside of a real armoury. The place should change it's name to a cultural museum as it's mostly filled with exhibits of old cups, clothing and jewellery. There is a small room with some battle gear and old guns inside but... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So glad we didn't miss this. The range of objects here, from religious art to diplomatic silver gifts to horse armoury to Faberge eggs to regal clothing to carriages to crowns and thrones is all amazing. The audio tour lasts a hour and only covers a selection of items. Visit if you can!

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Flensburg-Mürwik, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting and well preserved exhibition. It doesn't show much about the Armoury as I would have expected but it gives a good idea about the 17, 18 and 19th Century Russia. It's perfect to escape from the cold of the winter for a while

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Walberswick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Armoury is really the wrong name for this historic display of Russian artefacts. The exhibition includes everything from prescious jewels to wedding dresses and carriages. Multi lingual devices are available so that visitors can understand the displays. Well worth the visit.

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