This is a must see in Moscow. Within the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber is the treasury house, it contains collections of jewels and arms - the assemblage of Tsars regalia and about 8,000 pieces of arms and suits of armour.
The Kremlin Armoury originated as the royal arsenal in 1508. Until the transfer of the court to St Petersburg, the Armoury was in charge of producing, purchasing and storing weapons, jewelry and various household articles of the tsars. The finest Muscovite gunsmiths, jewelers, and painters used to work there.
In 1640 and 1683, they opened the iconography and pictorial studios, where the lessons on painting and handicrafts could be given. In 1700, the Armoury was enriched with the treasures of the Golden and Silver chambers of the Russian Tsars.