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The Armoury (Oruzheynaya Palata)

on Kremlin grounds, Moscow, Russia
+7 (495) 695-37-76
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Ranked #10 of 1,380 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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Carmel, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was a very interesting exhibition showing treasures from Russian History, and state owned memorabilia.

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Hong Kong
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It is amazing what they have been able to preserve over the years. So much history and all of it is very interesting.

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Very interesting exhibits, and an excellent free audio guide. They have a lot of different items - metal ware, weapons and armor, a huge carriage collection, jewels, crowns, clothing, etc. There is a lot to see, but the audio guide has some really great information and we definitely learned a lot.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

You can purchase tickets to The Armoury online now, there are set entry times and the wait is limited to the metal detectors at the gate and trying to outrun the massive guided tour groups. Exhibits don't need any further introduction, they are well organised, interesting and covered by a useful audio guide. "Good for the whole family" - according... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We saw an amazing travelling exhibition of the Kremlin Armoury in the USA. It was amazing. Seeing the real site was beyond imagination. After seeing such high volume of amazing works of art, you eventually get numb. Yawn...another priceless piece of art. Yawn...another relic from a major point in history. Yawn ... the throne of Peter the Great. Many of... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The Armoury was in charge of purchasing and storing of various weapons of the Czars. You see a large number of cannons lined up from Napoleon's time in the Armoury. Each cannon is a beautiful piece of work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Faberge eggs, beautiful things, amazing carriages - all in one grand museum. This is worth a visit and worth the time to see as much as possible. A guide can be of great assistance in understanding the displays.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Buy tickets online ahead of time for the 10am entry and then pick them up at the ticket office at Trinity Tower by 9:30 am so you can get in line down at the separate Armoury entrance to get in a bit early. Fewer crowds! The audio guide is included and is well done so use it to see the... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

An excellent and extensive museum. Could have spent a lot longer in it than our guide allowed though it would have been better to go at our own pace. Occasionally crowded.

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Bunbury, Australia
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The exhibits were beautiful and amazing. We visited this museum with a guide and spent a good 2-3 hours looking at the beautiful exhibits from clothes to crowns and carriages and gifts...etc to the Russian royal families. Have to admit without a guide telling us the history and describing the custom the visit would not have been that good so... More

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