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Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond)

Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
095/229-2036
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As featured in 3 days in Moscow
Ranked #8 of 1,381 attractions in Moscow
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

It's 500 RUR, and I was in the museum maybe 30 min. Only go if you're really interested, because otherwise it might be disappointing. There isn't a ton to see.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

So many diamonds, so little time. Another amazing treasure of Moscow, behind the Kremlin walls in the armoury! You MUST see this: imperial crowns and bowls of diamonds and other jewels plus gold nuggets. Your eyes will widen at the sight of all jewels!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

To visit the Diamond Fund requires some planning beforehand to make it as pleasnat as possible. First tip - they do not allow cameras or mobile phones so dont take any - they do search and put you through a metal detector. If you do not want to visit the Armoury as well then you have to make yourself understood... More

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Oslo, Norway
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Be aware of the waiting time and buy tickets ahead is my best piece of advice; once inside you pass a few guards and the shiny gold, platinum and jewelry sparkles up the dim lighted room. The exhibition offers a close up look on uncut-raw diamonds, ancient cuttery work for the former aristocrat society of Russia and nevertheless some huge,... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Absolutely must for Moscow visitors. Beautiful collection of the royal and soviet period jewelry. Very interesting guided tour. But the most impressive part of the collection is raw diamonds and golden nuggets. The visit can be combined with the Armoury visit.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

if you want to visit this - make sure you get a ticket to the ARMOURY, as you can only buy tickets for the diamond fund inside the armoury. Also, when you come into the armoury, you will be asked to put show covers on (provided) and your coat and any large bags will be taken to put into store.... More

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Pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

One must visit the Diamond Fund, if only to complete the sight seeing of all important attractions of Moscow. I was lucky...while we were walking to the Diamond Fund from the inside road, Putin landed by chopper below, the road got cordoned off and soon he drove by in his convoy! On his way to welcome the Sochi flame.

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Volgograd, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

A fantastic museum!You see some REALLY Breath - taking stuff there! Those jewels seem to be fake becouse it's hard to believe they're real! You can see the crowns of Russian Tsars...just like from a fairy-tale or something like that

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Amazing jewels to male one jealous ! Only allow certain numbers of people at a time and gove a guided tour in russian whoch sounded interesting but alas my russian not up to scratch after 3 days here ! They do give you pamphlet in english which one gets the impression is mich abbreviated stating things like saphire x no... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

One of the things about Moscow, is that they need tourism as a revenue source, yet do very little to help tourists! It is really difficult to find a guide to the diamond fund and there are different tickets for the Kremlin churches, the Armoury and the Diamond Fund. I tried to get a guide, couldn't find one and gave... More

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