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Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond)

Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
095/229-2036
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Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Orlov Diamond, a gift to Catherine the Great from Count Orlov, her lover, is only one of the many diamonds and jewels on display in this... more » Owner description: The Orlov Diamond, a gift to Catherine the Great from Count Orlov, her lover, is only one of the many diamonds and jewels on display in this incredible collection at the Kremlin. « less
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It was pleasant enough to look at huge and shiny rocks for 30 mins but I was not blown away. There was zero signage in English. If you speak Russian, it would probably be more interesting. You are let in only on the hour, with a Russian tour guide. Buy tickets INSIDE the armory up the stairs.

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Blackpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Fantastic Crown Jewels and other jewellery , gold and precious stones. It really takes your breath away.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Just go to see some of the beautiful diamonds in this exhibition. It is quite small but definitely worth the ticket, which you can only buy from inside the Armoury.

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Hong Kong
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Our group paid US$30 each to visit the Diamond Fund Exhibition which is inside the Moscow Kremlin Armory. Photography was off limit and since we did not book a guided tour, everyone was on his/her own browsing whatever they were interested in with a guide sheet provided listing out what each show case displayed. At the time of our visit,... More

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New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

You can have more fun by browsing in Tiffany. Individual exursions are not allowed, only in the group "soviet style".

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manila, philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Like what the other travelers said, this area is located inside the Armoury (you'll see a separate entrance for it where you have to pay RUB500 per person to get inside). They were strict with the cameras. Definitely no photography or videography inside. They really keep watch of everybody who goes in. Anyway, the gems were magnificent! WOW! Diamonds, rubies,... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

One can only get into the Diamond Fund from inside the Armoury but it is totally worth the effort. Orlov, Shah and the crowning jewellery in one place, it could not get much better than that. We recommend the guided tours in english which they run on request. Reading the A4 english print does not give the same experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was the highlight of the Moscow cultural visits, it is an extra cost but well worth it. It is everything the Crown Jewels in London was not. The best was the new work in diamonds a whole wall of cases in decades eighties, nineties and naughtiest.

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Paarl, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The collections is probably worth more than the Crown Jewel Collection in the Tower of London. Do not miss it, worth the extra admission cost.

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Key Biscayne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Worth a visit to see all of the gold and jewels. Especially Catherine the Great’s diamond-encrusted coronation crown and the 190-carat Orlov diamond. We were fortunate to be there with a private guide who explained everything quite well, managed our ttour, and avoided the crowds.

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